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Quick’s recovery “on schedule” after back surgery

Oct 9, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

Jonathan Quick

The provision that allows teams to have contact with injured players during the lockout has been a blessing for Dean Lombardi.

It’s allowed the LA Kings GM to keep tabs on his prized possession — Conn Smythe winner Jonathan Quick, he of the 10-year $60 million deal — after Quick underwent offseason back surgery.

Lombardi told the LA Times on Monday that “everything is on schedule” for Quick’s recovery, which was initially given a six-week window.

Quick underwent a procedure to deal with an inflammatory cyst and a disc fragment in early August. At the time, assistant GM Ron Hextall said the 26-year-old ‘tender would be ready to return to the ice “sometime around training camp” — which was supposed to begin on Sept. 21 — a camp that was cancelled due to the work stoppage.

Of course, Quick might be one of the few players actually benefiting from the lockout.

In addition to gaining extra rehab time for his back, he’ll get some rest after shouldering one of the league’s heaviest workloads over the last three seasons.

Quick appeared in a career-high 72 games during the 2009-10 season and finished fourth in the NHL with 69 appearances last season, then made the longest playoff run of his career (20 games).

  1. blomfeld - Oct 9, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    THE ABSOLUTE “BEST” IN THE BUSINESS !

    Quick’s performance this past spring spoke for itself, as he was the “one” player who was simply “irreplaceable” on our team. And when you analyze his numbers while considering the poor start we had to the season, it’s positively and completely mind-blowing !

    – 35 x regular season wins !
    – 10 x shut outs !
    – 1.95 GAA !
    – 9.29 save percentage !

    This is the kind of stuff which can seriously make you “light headed” man ! … and the kicker is that we Kings have only just started our dynasty of “multiple” championships ! You gotta love that eh ? :) :) :) :) :)

    GO QUICK GO !!!

    GO KINGS GO !!!

  2. manchestermiracle - Oct 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    “His back is so much better he can even help out around the house now!”

    “Sorry to hear that,” Quickie….

  3. jhuck92 - Oct 10, 2012 at 1:43 AM

    Longest career playoff run at 20 games, and 3 of his series didn’t last longer than 5 games (including a sweep). I wonder how Quick would have done if he had to play through two game 7’s and the Flyers.

    • manchestermiracle - Oct 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      What makes you think the Flyers could have solved Quick in four games?

  4. barroomhero80 - Oct 10, 2012 at 12:44 PM

    GKG!

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