LA Kings Goalie Quick To Recover 10-12 Weeks After Wrist Surgery
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick will be off the ice for up to three months after undergoing wrist surgery.
The Stanley Cup champion Kings confirmed their star goalie had surgery on Tuesday, but wouldn’t specify which wrist was hurt.
The 2012 Conn Smythe Trophy winner is likely to be off the ice for 10 to 12 weeks, which means he would be ready to resume skating around the time Los Angeles opens training camp in September.
Quick was injured during the Kings’ second-round series victory over the Anaheim Ducks, but kept playing while Los Angeles won its second NHL title in three years. Although the injury didn’t prevent him from lifting the Stanley Cup again, team doctors suggested surgery after the season ended.
Quick just finished a busy season that included a trip to the Sochi Olympics as the U.S. team’s starting goalie.
Quick won the Jennings Trophy for the Kings with the NHL’s lowest team goals-against average despite missing seven weeks early in the season with a severely strained groin. Quick also became the winningest goalie in Kings franchise history, passing Rogie Vachon with his 172nd career win in late March.
Quick didn’t come close to matching his 2012 numbers during the Kings’ third straight draining playoff run, but he still went 16-10 with a 2.58 GAA and a .911 save percentage, highlighted by a shutout of the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.
The 28-year-old Quick just completed the first season of a 10-year, $58 million contract with the Kings, who rewarded him after his dominant 2012 run.
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