Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi provided a brief update on Jonathan Quick’s injury situation on Friday. At this time, Quick and the team are still consulting with doctors with regards to the best way to proceed, reports Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider. Lombardi is hoping a decision in that area is made sooner than later and at that time, the team will know more about how long he’ll be out instead of the current week-to-week designation.
A few years ago, Quick suffered a groin strain that caused him to miss two months of action. While Lombardi didn’t specify that this is another groin issue, he did indicate that the injury is in the “same area”.
More news and notes from the Pacific Division:
- While he has been with Calgary for all of one game since joining the team in July, Flames right winger Troy Brouwer has been a vocal presence both on and off the ice, notes Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun. Accordingly, the team has named him one of their alternate captains, making him just one of four players to wear a letter after changing teams in the offseason. Brouwer had a strong debut with Calgary, picking up a goal while playing just over 16 minutes.
- Anaheim defenseman Simon Despres may be dealing with another concussion, notes Eric Stephens of the OC Register via Twitter. Speaking with reporters regarding the Rickard Rakell contract, GM Bob Murray noted the plan is to have Despres meet specialists and that something is wrong that they need to get to the bottom of. He added that this latest problem was not the result of a hit or a fall.
- The San Jose Sharks have assigned top prospect Timo Meier to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, the team announced. He has been dealing with mononucleosis and is still likely a little while away from returning to game action. Last season, he had 34 goals and 53 assists in 52 games in the QMJHL. The Sharks recalled right winger Dan Carpenter from their farm team. Carpenter led the Barracuda in scoring last season with 55 points in 66 games and got into one game with the big club.