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Quick day to day for Kings with lower-body injury

Not believed to be related to issue that caused goalie to miss five games Oct. 7-15

by Dan Greenspan / Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Quick is day to day for the Los Angeles Kings because of a lower-body injury.


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The 32-year-old goalie was injured at practice Saturday, coach John Stevens said Sunday after the Kings ended a six-game losing streak with a 4-3 win against the New York Rangers.

"There wasn't one particular acute moment that had it, but he had a great practice, and I thought he was terrific," Stevens said. "So we're all a little surprised that he came up lame after that. In the course of practice, something happened."

The injury is not believed to be related to the lower-body injury Quick sustained in practice Oct. 6 that caused him to miss five games Oct. 7-15. He last played Tuesday, when he made 19 saves in a 4-2 loss at the Dallas Stars.

Jack Campbell made 22 saves against Rangers. He is 3-4-0 with a 2.72 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.

Peter Budaj was recalled from Ontario of the American Hockey League on Sunday to back up Campbell.

Quick struggled after returning Oct. 18, going 0-3-0 in three games and allowing 14 goals on 77 shots (.818 save percentage).

Including a 3-2 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks in the season opener Oct. 5, Quick has allowed at least three goals in each game of a personal four-game losing streak for the second time in his 12 NHL seasons. He allowed three or more goals in the first four of a five-game losing streak Jan. 4-19, 2018.

Quick has a 4.55 GAA and .845 save percentage this season. In the 10 NHL seasons when he started at least 17 games, he has never had a GAA above 2.54 or a save percentage under .902.

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