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KINGS MAKE PLAYER MOVES

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have recalled goaltender Jonathan Quick (emergency conditions) from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League and have placed forward Brad Richardson on the injured reserve list (retroactive to Dec.3), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday.

Quick, 22, leads the Monarchs in games played (14), minutes (827), goals-against-average (2.68) and save percentage (.919). He’s also tied for the team lead (with Jonathan Bernier) with six wins and has an overall record of 6-5-2. Among AHL leaders, Quick ranks 11th overall in save percentage and 20th overall in goals-against-average, while among rookies he ranks second in save percentage and fourth in goals-against-average. The 6-1, 216-pounder from Milford, Connecticut, made his Kings/NHL debut last season and played in three games, recording a 1-2-0 record, a 3.84 goals-against-average and a .855 save percentage. He recorded his first NHL win on Dec. 6, 2007, against Buffalo.

Quick also last season played in 19 regular season games with the Monarchs -- and posted an 11-8-0 record, a 2.32 goals-against-average, a .922 save percentage and three shutouts, plus one playoff contest – and in 38 regular season games with Reading of the ECHL he was 23-11-3, with his 23 wins the seventh most in that league. He also scored a goal while playing with the Royals.

Richardson, 23, has played in nine games with the Kings this season, recording one point (an assist) and seven penalty minutes. He suffered a foot injury during practice and has missed the last six games due to the injury. The 5-11, 184-pound native of Belleville, Ontario, is in his first season with the Kings after being acquired from Colorado on June 21. He has played in 145 career NHL regular season games with the Kings and Avalanche, recording 41 points (19-22=41) and 55 penalty minutes.

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