Quick has been deemed “week-to-week” with a lower-body injury and has been placed on IR, according to the team. This fits in line with the “could be a while” timeline Dean Lombardi shared with LA Kings Insider Wednesday night.
Zatkoff is likely to draw the majority of the starts in the near future, and should be joined by Peter Budaj, who Darryl Sutter hinted would join the club from AHL-Ontario. “Obviously Peter's probably the guy that'll come, and between Zat and Peter, they'll win games for us. Been down this road before with Jonathan,” Sutter said. He's referring to the 2013-14 team, which claimed points in 17 of the first 19 games following Jonathan Quick's Grade 2 groin strain on November 12, 2013. Quick returned to game action on January 4, 2014.