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Jonathan Quick Could Return To Action Tonight For LA Kings

Also features a video interview with Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick.


LA Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick could return to action
as soon as tonight against the Vancouver Canucks.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Los Angeles Kings mired in a five-game losing streak, one would think that the team would not be too upbeat during practice. Nevertheless, the atmosphere was light and high-spirited at their practice facility in El Segundo, California on January 3.

Perhaps the reasons for the smiles and laughs was that star goaltender Jonathan Quick is very close to returning to action after suffering a grade 2 groin strain, a partial tear, on November 12, in Buffalo.

“I’m feeling good,” said Quick. “I think the next step is getting some game action. I think that would be the next step, so it’s up to the coaches and trainers to see when they want me to take that next step.”

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LA Kings Goaltender Jonathan Quick Talks About Being Named To Team USA For 2014 Sochi Olympics

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick will represent the United States during the XXII Olympic Winter Games in
Sochi, Russia, in February 2014.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Hours after being named to represent the United States at the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia (February 6-23, 2014), Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick spoke to the media about the honor from St. Louis, where the team will skate against the St. Louis Blues on January 2.

In 2010, Quick was a member of the silver medal-winning Team USA in the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, but was the third goaltender and did not dress for any games.

“I was able to be part of the team in 2010, so you get an understanding, I suppose, of what it’s like to represent your country,” said Quick. “To be able to have that opportunity again is a great feeling.”

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Anze Kopitar’s Two-Way Play Has Been Key To LA Kings’ Success

LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, shown here during a recent practice.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — With the Los Angeles Kings beginning a four-game road trip in Nashville tonight (5:00 PM PST, televised on Fox Sports West in Southern California), and with the news that goaltender Jonathan Quick is on the trip, and is practicing with the team, it appears that he is now within a week or two of returning to the lineup.

When he went down with a grade 2 groin strain—a partial tear—on November 12 at Buffalo, a collective groan could be heard rumbling through Kings Nation. Many expected that the team would struggle to keep their heads above water without their star netminder. Some even thought the Kings would plummet in the standings.

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Frozen Royalty Video – LA Kings Goalie Jonathan Quick: “You’re Looking For The Pain, Trying To Find It”

The Los Angeles Kings are hoping goaltender Jonathan Quick will be back in goal for them, making saves like the one shown above during an early-November 2013 practice, soon.
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Photo: David Sheehan/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — It was an optional skate day for the Los Angeles Kings on December 22, and most remained off the ice until the team holiday party began, with their families skating as part of the festivities.

A handful of players practiced, including forwards Daniel Carcillo, Matt Frattin, defenseman Willie Mitchell, and goaltenders Martin Jones (for about 15 minutes), and Ben Scrivens. But all eyes were on goaltender Jonathan Quick, who continues his rehabilitation work while recovering from a grade 2 groin strain (partial tear).

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