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Quick (groin) thinks he’s a few days to week from skating

Dec 8, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT

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Los Angeles goaltender Jonathan Quick has missed almost a month with a Grade 2 groin strain and isn’t expected to return anytime soon. The good news is that he’s moving in the right direction.

“I’m working out. I haven’t started skating yet, but that’s the next step. Hopefully within the next few days or a week or so I could try to get on the ice and see how it feels out there,” Quick told LA Kings Insider.

Exactly how long it will take for him to return once he resumes skating remains to be seen, but he’ll probably miss at least another two weeks based on Kings GM Dean Lombardi Nov. 20 estimate.

The silver lining is that his injury hasn’t really hurt the Kings. As important as the $58 million goaltender is to the franchise, they have been 8-1-3 during his recovery. That’s thanks in no small part to the efforts of netminders Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.

The Kings have a couple days off before they kick off a four-game road trip against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Dec 8, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    I saw this story when it first appeared earlier today. I’m surprised blomfeld hasn’t posted a comment peppered with Elvis videos and a top ten list with Quick at the top. (I’m kidding, blom.)

    I am glad that Quickie is on the mend, and I hope to see him in the net before too long.

    (Unfortunately, it looks as if Cory Crawford suffered a similar injury today. Hope he’s better soon, too.)

  2. blomfeld - Dec 8, 2013 at 11:18 PM


    First off, a big thanks to comrade Dadoun for writing this excellent piece. I knew that Quick was still in the ‘repair’ shop, even though there hasn’t really been much in the way of news about this lately? Nonetheless, it looks like my ‘favorite’ player in the game today is doing just ‘fine’ mending his hurts back home, while Doughty & crew are taking the fight to the enemy in ways that they couldn’t have ever imagined! I have to say that I’m just so proud to be a fan of this wonderful enterprise and all that it entails! Never forget friends that ‘ours’ is a team driven and guided by ‘providence’ and therefore victory and joy is but a ‘slap shot’ away!

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    *** NHL’s Top Goaltenders as per the Sports Desk @ Der Spiegel Magazine ***

    1) Jonathan Quick
    2) Benjamin Scrivens
    3) Martin Jones
    4) Cory Schneider
    5) Jonathan Bernier

    15) Blomfeld (Tretiak)
    16) Patthehockeyfan (Tony O?)
    17) Ryan Dadoun (Ken Dryden?)

    28) Ilya Bryzgalov
    29) Roberto Luongo
    30) Henrik Lundqvist

    848) Shaun Cassidy
    849) Alexander Ovechkin
    850) Martha Stewart

  3. ron05342 - Dec 9, 2013 at 12:20 AM

    Los Angeles Kings = Goalie Factory.

    That’s all.

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