Jonathan Quick skated at the Toyota Sports Center last week, first taking the ice on Thursday while the rest of the team was in Eastern Canada.
As noted in a brief update by Darryl Sutter, the team is exercising caution towards getting him back on the ice in a full practice setting.
“He’s practicing with his gear, but he’s not really to the point where there’s anything other than movement. It’s all he’s doing. I’m just being really cautious with it until he’s pain free. Tomorrow is what, the four or five week…whatever it is. Just see how it goes. Hopefully it’s progress. Hopefully every day is progress,” Sutter said.
Quick suffered a Grade 2 groin strain in overtime of a 3-2 loss to Buffalo on November 12. After the team lost that game in a shootout with Ben Scrivens in net, Scrivens and rookie Martin Jones have helped backstop the team to an 11-2-3 record in the 16 games following the one in which Quick was injured.
Though Christmas has been pinpointed as a general date of when Quick could return, there is no firm timetable in place for when the former Conn Smythe Trophy winner could rejoin the active roster.
In the first year of a 10-year, 58-million dollar contract, Quick is 10-5-0 with a 2.35 goals against average and .905 save percentage.