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Kings’ Ziggy Palffy Out 2-4 Weeks

March 17, 2000

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ziggy Palffy, tied with Luc Robitaille as the Los Angeles Kings’ leading scorer, will be out of action 2-4 weeks with a sprained right shoulder.

Palffy sustained the injury in the third period of Wednesday night’s 2-2 tie against the Anaheim Mighty Ducks.

Palffy, in his first season with the Kings, has 27 goals and 39 assists in 64 games. He missed five games earlier in the season because of back spasms.

The Kings also said Thursday that goalie Marcel Cousineau would undergo surgery because of acute appendicitis.

Cousineau was 1-1 with a 2.11 goals-against average in five games with the Kings, and 14-6-1 with a 2.88 goals-against average in 21 games with the Long Beach Ice Dogs of the International Hockey League.

He was recalled by the Kings on an emergency basis March 6 when goalie Stephane Fiset was placed on the injured reserve list due to a strained left groin.

To replace Palffy and Cousineau, the Kings recalled goalie Travis Scott and forward Brad Chartrand from the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League.

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