Johnson Out 2-3 Months; Quincey Claimed Off Waivers
October 13, 2008
On October 13, the Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Jack Johnson on injured reserve due to a partial tear of the labrum in his left shoulder suffered during Sunday night’s game against the San Jose Sharks.
Johnson will undergo shoulder surgery later this week and is expected to miss two to three months.
To fill Johnson’s spot on the roster, the Kings claimed defenseman Kyle Quincey off of waivers from the Detroit Red Wings.
Quincey, 23, played in six games for the Red Wings last season. In 66 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League, the 6-2, 206-pound native of Kitchener, Ontario scored five goals and added fifteen assists for twenty points with 149 penalty minutes.
In thirteen National Hockey League regular season games, all with Detroit, Quincey has one goal with four penalty minutes. He also played in thirteen playoff games with the Red Wings.
Quincey, who will wear jersey number 27 with the Kings, was selected by the Red Wings in the fourth round (132nd overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. He will earn $500,000 this season, with his average salary hitting the Kings’ salary cap at $525,000.
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