This season isn't even 7 weeks old, yet Kings center Anze Kopitar has been like a hockey piñata, taking his hits and somehow managing to not miss any games.
Except when he wasn't practicing Friday, it raised some concern.
That, however, doesn't appear to be a dire situation. Kings Assistant General Manager Rob Blake said, via email, that Kopitar was "fine." The Kings center appeared to take a shot in the foot — known in hockey terms as a lower-body injury — in the final seconds of their 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday.
Kopitar's absence at Friday's practice was described as "a...