LA Kings center Anze Kopitar, shown here during a recent practice.
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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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