Williams will call it a career and hang up his skates, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Williams just completed his 19th NHL season, having logged 1264 games over the course of his career. Selected by the Flyers with the 28th overall pick in the 2000 NHL Draft, the 39-year-old winger spent time with four organizations, the longest of which was eight seasons with the Hurricanes over two separate stops. All told, the three-time Stanley Cup winner registered 320 goals and 477 assists, plus another 102 postseason points.
Williams scored a goal on a team-leading five shots Monday in a 4-3 loss to Boston in Game 4. After going his first five playoff games without a goal, Williams opened the scoring midway through the first period, threading a shot through traffic from the top of the circle. Williams has had his scoring troubles after joining Carolina in January, although he did finish the regular season with a flourish, picking up five goals in the last four games before the shutdown.
Williams (undisclosed) had two shots and 12:28 of ice time in Thursday's 3-2 win over Boston in Game 2. Williams' status was in question heading into Game 2 but he took his place on Carolina's line. It was another quiet night for the 38-year-old, who has been in held without a point in all four of his playoff games. He's amassed an impressive postseason resume throughout his career, but Williams' days as a fantasy asset are behind him.
Williams (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to play in Thursday's Game 2 against Boston, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. Williams came into the game as a game-time decision, but as evidenced by this news, the veteran shook off his issue. Williams has yet to provide much in terms of fantasy value in the postseason, as he managed just four shots, five hits and one block in three play-in round clashes. With the veteran entering the lineup, he'll man the third-line left wing spot with Nino Niederreiter exiting the lineup.
Williams (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus the Bruins in Game 2 on Thursday. Williams has yet to provide much in terms of fantasy value in the postseason, as he managed just four shots, five hits and one block in three play-in round clashes with the Rangers before missing Game 1 against Boston on Wednesday. If the veteran winger remains on the shelf, Ryan Dzingel figures to stay in a second-line role alongside Vincent Trocheck.
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