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Jonathan Quick out indefinitely for Kings

GM reportedly puts timeline at about three months for goalie's lower-body injury

by Curtis Zupke / NHL.com Correspondent

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had a non-surgical procedure for a lower-body injury Tuesday and is out indefinitely, the Kings said Wednesday.

General manager Dean Lombardi on Wednesday told the Los Angeles Times that Quick will be out for about three months.

Quick opted against surgery for what is believed to be a groin injury sustained in the final 30 seconds of the first period of the Kings' season-opening game against the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 12. Lombardi said last week that Quick's injury is in the same area as the strained groin that kept him out for almost two months in 2013 and confirmed it was not a knee injury.

A Vezina Trophy finalist last season and the Conn Smythe Trophy winner in 2012, Quick was injured in the first period of the season opener at the San Jose Sharks on Oct. 12. Goalie Jeff Zatkoff has taken over the No. 1 role for the Kings with Peter Budaj as the backup. Zatkoff allowed five goals on 16 shots before he was replaced by Budaj in a 6-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. 

The Kings have started 0-3-0 for the second straight season and visit the Dallas Stars on Thursday (8:30 p.m. ET; FS-SW, FS-W, NHL.TV).

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