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|Posted: Thu Oct 20th, 2016 04:24 am||
|The Los Angeles Kings are preparing to be without Jonathan Quick for the long haul.
General manager Dean Lombardi said Wednesday he expects the goaltender to be out for "about three months," according to Lisa Dillman of The Los Angeles Times.
A Kings' hockey operations staffer told Dillman Quick didn't have surgery, instead opting for a minor procedure Tuesday.
The goalie's timetable is now indefinite - which differs from his original week-to-week timetable - and there are no immediate plans to place him on long-term injured reserve.
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On Friday, Lombardi said Quick's injury is in the same area as the groin strain he dealt with in 2013.
The 30-year-old was forced to depart in the second period of the season opener last Wednesday.
Jeff Zatkoff has allowed nine goals in two starts since Quick's injury.