Groin may sideline Quick 3-4 months
Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is dealing with a “bad groin injury” that might sideline him three to four months and require surgery, according to SportsNet.
Quick was injured late in the first period of Wednesday’s season-opening loss to the Sharks and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.
He was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy last season for the second time in his career.
As long as Quick is sidelined, the Kings will have to go with the combination of Jeff Zatkoff and Peter Budaj unless they make a move.
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