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January 4, 2014 6:44 pm

Quick activated, leads team onto ice

Jonathan Quick has been activated from injured reserve and is likely to start tonight’s game against the Vancouver Canucks at STAPLES Center.

Because of the roster spot that opened up when Daniel Carcillo was traded to the New York Rangers for a seventh round draft pick earlier today, no corresponding move was made.

Quick missed the last 24 games because of a Grade 2 groin strain. In 16 games this season, the United States Olympian has a 10-5-0 record, a 2.35 goals-against-average, a .905 save percentage and one shutout.

He suffered the injury in overtime of the team’s 3-2 shootout loss to Buffalo on November 12. Following that game, the Kings posted a 14-7-3 record behind goalies Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones.

Quick led the team onto the ice for warm-ups, an indication that he will start tonight’s game. Scrivens was the second goaltender on the ice and is projected to serve as Quick’s back up.

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