As expected, Quick (lower body) will patrol the crease in Thursday's home matchup with the Islanders, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports. Quick has missed the Kings' last five games due to a lower-body injury, but he returned to a full practice Wednesday, which was the first indication that he may be ready to rock Thursday. The American netminder will look to pick up his first victory of the campaign in a home matchup with an Islanders club that's only averaging 2.40 goals per game this season, 25th in the NHL.
Quick (lower body) was the first goalie off the ice at Thursday's game-day skate, an indication he will get the starting nod against the Islanders, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Quick -- who is still listed on injured reserve per the NHL media site -- would be suiting up for the first time since Opening Night against the Sharks. After a five-game stint on the sidelines, the Connecticut native appears set to retake the starting role from Jack Campbell, who has deputized in his stead.
Quick (lower body) returned to practice Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Quick was "back in his crease" during Wednesday's practice which, according to Rosen, indicates he's "very close" to returning to game action. It's probably safe to assume the American netminder won't be cleared in time for Thursday's matchup with the Islanders, but his return to practice suggests he could be ready to rock as soon as Saturday against Buffalo.
Quick (lower body) is still not skating with the team in practice, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports. Quick was already certain to be out through Monday thanks to an IR designation and the Kings navigating through Quebec and Ontario. But this suggests that he's not very close to returning and Jack Campbell will continue to shoulder the load for the time being. If you've got an IR spot to use, stash Quick and look for some extra help until he returns.
Quick (lower body) is trending toward week-to-week return status, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Quick was placed on injured reserve Sunday, so that's his official designation as it pertains to fantasy hockey, but this latest report suggests that his injury is more than a day-to-day concern. Jack Campbell -- who held off the Red Wings with a 36-save outing Sunday -- should continue to be interim starter for the Kings as long as Quick needs additional time to recover, and veteran Peter Budaj would be next in line after him.
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