Kings center Roenick breaks ankle against Preds

Updated: March 27, 2006, 5:32 PM ET
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LOS ANGELES -- Jeremy Roenick's disappointing season has come to an early end.

The Los Angeles Kings announced the veteran center suffered a fractured ankle in Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Roenick sustained the injury with 9:47 remaining in the second period and had to be helped off the ice. The team did not disclose which ankle he injured.

In his first season with the Kings following an offseason trade with the Philadelphia Flyers, Roenick has been a major disappointment, recording a career-low eight goals and just 10 assists in 48 games. He has a minus-7 rating after entering the campaign with a career mark of plus-185.

The 36-year-old Roenick, a nine-time All-Star, has 483 goals and 655 assists in 1,172 career games with Chicago, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.