Kings Lose Robitaille 2-6 Wks


Luc Robitaille, who leads the Los Angeles Kings with 10 goals in 15 games this season, will be sidelined for 2-6 weeks with a broken left foot.

Robitaille was hurt when hit in the foot by a puck on Oct. 28 against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Staples Center. X-rays were negative, but persistent pain continued and Robitaille underwent an MRI exam Thursday that revealed the fracture.

Robitaille, a left wing, will be fitted for a cast and be on crutches before beginning his rehabilitation, the Kings said Friday.

Robitaille and Ziggy Palffy each have 16 points to lead the surprising Kings to a 9-3-3 record their best start in seven years.

Robitaille, 33, led the Kings with 39 goals, 25 assists, seven power-play goals and 292 shots last season, when he became the 27th player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal milestone. He has played in seven All-Star games.

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