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Kings send injured Quick back to Los Angeles

Wednesday, 11.13.2013 / 2:49 PM / News

By Joe Yerdon - NHL.com Correspondent

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Kings send injured Quick back to Los Angeles
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick likely suffered a hamstring or groin-related injury during overtime of their game Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres and has been sent back to Los Angeles.

BUFFALO -- Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick likely suffered a hamstring or groin-related injury during overtime of their game Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres and has left the team's road trip.

"We sent Jonathan back to Los Angeles to see our doctors," coach Darryl Sutter said after the Kings practiced Wednesday in Buffalo, where they lost 3-2 in a shootout. "Our trainers think it's either a hamstring or groin-related, so it's a muscle [injury]. He's not going to play on this trip, so he might as well be home and we make sure we know what it is and then go from there."

Quick was in obvious discomfort when play was stopped with 1:20 remaining in OT. It appeared he sustained a lower-body injury sliding across the crease about 30 seconds earlier as the Sabres rushed toward the goal.

After briefly skating out of his crease during the stoppage, he went down to his knees, bringing the Kings trainer onto the ice, and went to the dressing room. Ben Scrivens played the rest of the overtime and the shootout, in which the Sabres scored twice.

Scrivens will start Thursday against the New York Islanders. The Kings called up goalie Martin Jones from the American Hockey League and he will meet the team in New York.

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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres