Jonathan Quick was scheduled to play for the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs on a conditioning assignment this week, but a fierce winter storm that dumped heavy snow on the Northeast forced the Los Angeles Kings to cancel their goalie’s trip.
NHL.com reported Thursday that Quick “will return to California with the team. He could be back in the lineup sometime next week.”
The 27-year-old veteran has started in just 16 games for the Kings this season because of a groin injury suffered in November. He’s 10-5-0 with a mediocre .905 save percentage and a 2.35 goals-against average. Without its No. 1 goaltender, Los Angeles still ranks first in the NHL in GAA and eighth in penalty-kill percentage. The team sits in fifth place in the Western Conference standings entering Thursday’s games.