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KINGS ACTIVATE LABARBERA, ASSIGN QUICK

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the injured reserve list and have assigned goaltender Jonathan Quick to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi Monday announced.

LaBarbera, 27, has missed the last eight Kings games due to a rib injury. In 18 games with the Kings this season – his second with the team – the 6-3, 230-pound native of Burnaby, British Columbia, has a record of 6-9-1 with one shutout, a goals-against-average of 2.56 and a save-percentage of .916. LaBarbera, originally selected by the New York Rangers in the third-round (66th overall) in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, has a record of 18-20-3 with two shutouts, a goals-against-average of 2.90 and a save-percentage of .901 in 52 career NHL games with the Kings and the Rangers.

Quick, 21, has played in three games with the Kings this season. He made his NHL debut and posted his first NHL win versus Buffalo on December 6. The 6-0, 180-pound native of Milford, Connecticut, has a record of 1-2-0, a goals-against-average of 3.86 and a save-percentage of .855 in his three appearances with the Kings this season. Quick has also played in three games with Manchester this season where he has a record of 1-2-0, and goals-against-average of 2.67 and a save-percentage of .909, and in 13 games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL this season where he has a record of 7-5-1 with one shutout, a goals-against-average of 2.46 and a save-percentage of .907. The Kings selected Quick in the third-round (72nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

The Kings next play tonight (December 17) when they host Colorado at 7:30 p.m. at STAPLES Center. The game will air on FSN West, KTLK AM 1150 and on the Kings Radio Network.

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