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Quick exits practice after high shot, but Sutter’s not concerned (Updated)

Jun 3, 2014, 7:17 PM EDT

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LOS ANGELES — There was an anxious moment when Jonathan Quick took a high shot during Tuesday’s practice… well, anxious for everybody but Kings head coach Darryl Sutter.

“Jonathan’s a tough guy,” Sutter said during his Stanley Cup Final media availability, shortly after practice wrapped. “He’s probably the first guy out of the room.”

Sutter also shook his head (in the “no” manner) when asked if there was any concern about Quick’s status moving forward.

Quick, the 2012 Conn Smythe winner as playoff MVP, stopped a shot in the shoulder and/or collarbone at the end of practice and appeared to be in some discomfort. He skated towards then boards, then hunched over by the Kings’ bench for a few minutes before exiting the ice for good.

The 28-year-old netminder can ill-afford to go into this upcoming series with the Rangers at anything less than 100 percent. Quick had a less-than-stellar against Chicago in the Western Conference Final, allowing 23 goals over the seven game series while finishing with an .889 save percentage.

Update: Quick took part in the media availability session and shrugged off the incident, joking that the puck hit him somewhere between the shoulders and knees.

  1. terrier92 - Jun 3, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Goalie is one tough position. Guys take a beating even in practice and they have been at it since September ugggh . Rather a lazy ass wing any day lol

    • jimeejohnson - Jun 3, 2014 at 7:31 PM

      Was thinking the same thing. It takes a truly tough customer to stand in there with that very hard puck coming at you at extremely high speeds. I was a center in my playing days but had tremendous respect for anyone who would play goalie, and I always will.

      • toews19 - Jun 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

        These goalies nowadays are obviously extremely tough nowadays but could you imagine playing back when no one even wore masks? Goalies of today should be praying in thanks to Jaques Plante for using the mask 1st

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

      Played goal for a while. Thought there was no way a shot down under could catch me with all that equipment…until it did…twice. The position is all about angles in more ways than one.

  2. toews19 - Jun 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    didn’t mean to put “nowadays” twice. sorry

  3. barkar942 - Jun 3, 2014 at 8:24 PM


    • blomfeld - Jun 3, 2014 at 10:27 PM

      A ‘Funny’ Farm ?

      Listen Barkar, if anyone’s going to a farm around here then that’s gonna be you Rangers when we put you people out to pasture ! And trust me, it ain’t gonna be funny ! … at least not for ‘you’ people !

      Just checking in friends and I have to admit that this headline scared the ‘holy’ crap out of me upon first read. Anyway, thank God Quick is ‘okay’ eh ? And good on Halford for ‘immediately’ updating his status like this. Thanks man … :)

      *** Top Goalies in the world as per Ranjeet Dhaliwal @ Hindustan Times ***

      1) Jonathan Quick
      2) Martin Jones
      3) Jonathan Bernier
      4) Ben Scrivens

      28) Alexander Ovechkin
      29) Henrik Lundqvist
      30) Siegfried & Roy
      31) Wayne Newton

      • barkar942 - Jun 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        Just checking to make sure you were ok after that headline, buddy!

      • barkar942 - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:20 PM

        And yes, Blom, it is a good thing that Quick is not injured, or we will have to be listening all summer about how the Rangers won because you didn’t have your best goalie.
        Now when the Rangers win in 6 you won’t have an excuse!

      • blomfeld - Jun 4, 2014 at 1:30 AM

        Hey Barker …

        check out the world’s ‘best’ goalie ranking above eh ? … even if we lost comrade Quick (God forbid), we still have the planet’s 2nd best ‘ready & able’ to fall in and fill the gap … we’re coming for you people and there’s ‘seriously’ nothing that’s going to stop us now, trust me !

        GO KINGS GO !!! …. TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. jacketsfan7 - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    With either jones or quick in net I see the kings winning in 6.

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