Anze Kopitar of the reigning Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings suffered a minor knee injury Saturday while playing in Sweden and is expected to miss three weeks, Kings GM Dean Lombardi confirmed.
Swedish sports journalist Linus Hugosson spoke with Kopitar after the game where the forward explained the injury.
"Got tangled up in the corner and it felt funny," Kopitar told Hugosson. "Taking this seriously."
Kopitar has spent the NHL lockout playing with Mora IK, where he has nine goals and 20 assists through 27 games. His point total leads the team.
The Kings are expected to get better injury news on Monday when goalie Jonathan Quick visits doctors to get medically cleared after minor offseason back surgery. Quick traveled to Los Angeles last week and his camp along with the team are optimistic he'll get the green light from doctors to resume playing once the NHL returns.
"We anticipate him being healthy if there's a season," Lombardi said.