Last night against the Buffalo Sabres the Los Angeles Kings cringed as star goaltender Jonathan Quick left in overtime with a lower-body injury. The play looked harmless enough; a simple slide in one direction was all it took to send Quick into pain and out of action.
The injury to Quick can be viewed in the game highlights courtesy of the NHL’s YouTube Channel. Subscribe here.
Kings defenceman Drew Doughty was displeased after losing the game, along with his starting goaltender. He told media:
“It’s too bad. Hopefully he recovers quick and is ready to go.”
Quote courtesy of NHL.com update.
The club plays its next three games against the New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, and New York Rangers. At this point it is unclear whether Quick will be able to suit up in the near future as the Kings round out a road trip through the Tri-State area.
Kings captain Dustin Brown spoke about the loss of Quick and what it means to the team:
“He’s been our best player for years now. You can’t replace him. But if that is the case we have all the confidence in Benny [Ben Scrivens]. He can step in and he’s a capable goalie.”
There is no word on Quick’s injury status as of right now.
UPDATE: Jonathan Quick has suffered a Grade 2 groin strain:
— Left Wing Lock (@Left_Wing_Lock) November 14, 2013