Yea… this blows. Anze Kopitar broke his ankle. The Kings, in the midst of a playoff race in late March, a playoff race they looked like they were pulling away in, and are still looking in good shape to make the playoffs. Unfortunately, Kopi is going to be out for a good long 6 weeks (at least), meaning he’s almost certainly done for the season.
I’m not going to link to the video of the incident, because it’s frankly too difficult to watch. Suffice it to say Kopitar broke his ankle fighting for the puck along the boards. The injury wasn’t caused by an illegal hit, but the play was still just as difficult to watch. We’ll have some real analysis coming up the next few days, but the biggest question facing any Kings fan is “Where will the scoring come from?”