Friday, October 14, 2016

Quick's Injury is Long-Term

The lower body injury that L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick suffered during Wednesday's season opener in San Jose is long-term and could require surgery to repair.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Quick is now seeking the opinion of several doctors on how he should proceed. The organization is being careful with their No. 1 goalie, who is signed with the team through 2022-23 on a deal with a $5.8 million AAV.

Quick suffered a Grade II groin strain and missed nearly two months three years ago, but the Milford, Connecticut native returned that season and guided the Kings to the Stanley Cup.

Kings Insider Jon Rosen had more to say about the issue on NHL Network on Friday.

"It's not good right now," he said. "This is going to be a long-term injury. Dean Lombardi spoke with us this morning and he said that the injury is in the same area as the groin injury that he suffered three seasons ago back in Buffalo."

Rosen added: "It's not to say that it's a groin injury, just somewhere in that lower to middle body area. The Kings are going to do their due diligence on this. They want to get an executive decision made rather expeditiously--they don't want to have to wait several weeks before they choose the right course of action."

Rosen mentioned nothing about surgery, but according to SportsNet's Darren Millard, surgery is a real possibility:

The Kings will use off-season acquisition Jeff Zatkoff and recent call-up Peter Budaj as their goaltending tandem while they figure out the severity and timetable for Quick's injury.