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Jonathan Quick injured during warm-up, will play anyway

May 2, 2013, 9:39 PM EDT

NEWARK, NJ- JUNE 9: (L to R) Mike Richards #10 and Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings before the game against the New Jersey Devils during Game Five of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at the Prudential Center on June 9, 2012 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images) Getty Images

Goalies might just want to avoid warming up in the 2013 playoffs.

Minnesota Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom was injured before Game 1 of his team’s series and now it looks like Los Angeles Kings star Jonathan Quick was banged-up in the pregame bit preceding his squad’s Game 2 match against the St. Louis Blues.

It looks like he might just fight through it, however, as the Kings’ Twitter page notes that he’s still listed in the team’s starting lineup.

If Quick decides to bail mid-game, the team at least has a capable backup in Jonathan Bernier. At the moment, it appears that Quick will gut it out, though.

Either way, it makes you wonder if teams might decide to keep goalie warm-ups pretty minimal in the postseason.

  1. killerpgh - May 2, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Goalies are usually a little off the rockers to start with. Anyone who is willing to have another person shoot 6 oz of frozen rubber as hard as they can at them has to be a few cans short of a 6 pack. The last thing a coach will do is change a goalie’s normal game day ritual during the most important time of the season because of a few accidents.

    • windmiller4 - May 2, 2013 at 9:58 PM

      With the protection of the gear these days theyre not as crazy as you might think. I can tell you from experience that 99% of shots dont hurt at all. I think those players diving around blocking shots with less gear on then goalies are the crazy ones.

      • chanceoffleury1 - May 2, 2013 at 10:57 PM

        agreed. Goalies aren’t quite the nutcases they were back in the day. There are definitely a few oddballs, but there are definitely some crazy dmen and forwards, too, that rival the goalies. Hockey players in general have a few screws loose compared to other sports.

  2. JoeAvg - May 2, 2013 at 9:52 PM


  3. jimw81 - May 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    hockey god are getting serious now.

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