L.A.'s leading scorer dislocates shoulder

Updated: January 9, 2004, 5:44 AM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings learned Thursday that leading scorer Ziggy Palffy will be out indefinitely because of a dislocated right shoulder that might require season-ending surgery.

The injury occurred during Wednesday night's 4-4 tie at Anaheim, when Palffy tried to go on a breakaway in overtime and got tangled up with Mighty Ducks defenseman Todd Simpson.

Palffy, 31, has 16 goals and 25 assists in 35 games this season. He missed five other games with facial injuries after getting hit by a puck while sitting on the bench. The three-time All-Star has 318 goals and 671 points in 642 NHL games since breaking in with the New York Islanders in 1993-94.


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