Kopitar’s tough night ends with upper-body injury

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Getting thwarted by Jake Allen on a golden opportunity isn’t the low point of Anze Kopitar‘s Tuesday night.

According to various sources including Los Angeles Kings Insider’s Jon Rosen, Kopitar won’t return to tonight’s contest against the St. Louis Blues because of an upper-body injury.

As you can see in the video above, it’s suspected that a hit from Ryan Reaves injured Kopitar.

It’s certainly a concern for the mostly red-hot Kings, though the bigger picture severity is yet unknown.