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Losing Kings winger Marian Gaborik is a tough break for Team Europe

Losing Kings winger Marian Gaborik is a tough break for Team Europe

Kings and Team Europe winger Marian Gaborik played most of the World Cup of Hockey semifinal against Sweden on Sunday on a foot that had been fractured in at least one place when he was struck by a shot taken by teammate Mats Zuccarello.

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told The Times the injury was “bad,” and that the skillful Slovakian winger is expected to be out for eight weeks. That would put his possible return at the end of November, well into the NHL regular season.

Video shows Gaborik taking a shot on his right foot with less than one...

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