November 20, 2013 10:31 am

Lombardi update on Quick

Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was a guest on Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto today and confirmed what had been reported on this website and other publications last week: Jonathan Quick’s grade two groin strain is likely to keep him out of action well into December.

 

Quick’s groin injury occurred eight days ago, and the prognosis later that week was that it would sideline the former Conn Smythe winner for three-to-six weeks. Lombardi’s update today is an indication that the injury will gravitate towards the lengthier absence rather than the shorter.

Quick was injured in overtime of Los Angeles’ 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo on November 12, a game in which Ben Scrivens drew the defeat without having faced a shot prior to the shootout. Los Angeles’ team save percentage entering their November 14 game at the New York Islanders – Scrivens’ first of four consecutive starts to this point – was .905, the 23rd-best percentage in the league. Entering action tonight, the Kings have the eighth-best save percentage in the league at .917, due in large part to Scrivens’ 191:19 scoreless streak, which ended in the second period of Tuesday night’s 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Having admirably patrolled the crease in Quick’s absence, Scrivens has stopped 105 of 109 shots (.963 Sv%) since the starter’s injury.

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