Jonathan Quick undergoes 'minor surgery'
Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick underwent back surgery on Thursday. He's expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks.
|The Kings announced that Conn Smythe winning goalie Jonathan Quick underwent a minor surgical procedure. He should miss six weeks. (Getty Images)|
His rehab will begin in one week and it's expected that the surgery sideline him for at least six weeks.
Thank you for all your support, looking forward to putting this minor setback in the past, and start chasing that shinny cup again— Jonathan Quick (@JonathanQuick32) August 10, 2012
Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider spoke with assistant general manager Ron Hextall shortly after the news came out and was told that the team expects Quick should ready sometime near the start of training camp.
Of course, that's the scheduled start of training camp. Based on Thursday's CBA negotations the actual start of training camp could be, well, a little delayed.
Quick is coming off what was by far his best season in the NHL as he helped guide the Kings to their first ever Stanley Cup. He finished the regular season with the fifth-best save percentage in the NHL (.929) and was even better in the playoffs. In 20 playoff games he posted a 16-4 record to go with a .946 save percentage and took home the Conn Smythe Trophy which is given to the postseason MVP.
The Kings rewarded him shortly after the season ended with a massive contract extension that will pay him a total of $58 million ($5.8 million per season).
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