Quick recovery

Jonathan Quick, kept out of Thursday night’s game because of flu symptoms, returned to practice today and is expected to be back in goal tomorrow night when the Kings host Colorado. True to his quiet nature, Quick had a two-word answer when asked how he felt: “I’m good.” He was a little more expansive when asked how bad he had felt in the previous couple days…

QUICK: “Been better, but I feel good today. I felt great out there. My wind was there, so I’m just looking forward to tomorrow.”

It was also suggested to Quick, who had started all but five games this season, that it must have been difficult to watch the game from the bench…

QUICK: “Yeah, it always is. You want to be out there, you want to play, but Bergie [Erik Ersberg] did a great job in net. He made some big saves for us. … Sully [Patrick O’Sullivan] came down and he made a great glove save. He made some great saves the whole game.”

Terry Murray, asked about Quick after practice, said, “He feels good. He’s back to 100 percent, ready to go,” and Murray also had good praise for Ersberg, who has suffered what might be called three consecutive hard-luck losses. Ersberg has allowed two regulation goals in each of his last three starts, but lost all of them…

MURRAY: “He has really bought into his situation. He understands that Quick is the No. 1 guy. He knows that, as a backup goaltender, you have to prepare yourself to come in and clean up in a game, or get that start that’s spread out. He did a good job. That’s a hard thing for a goalie to do, after three weeks or so. He did a good job in the first period. … That’s the role of the goalie. I don’t want to compliment him too much, because that’s what you’re supposed to do. That’s the job, you know? Stay ready. And he does that.”

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