During Tuesdays game in Buffalo against the Sabers, Kings 2012 Conn Smythe goalie Jonathan Quick left the game with 1:20 left in overtime with an undisclosed injury that most speculated to be hamstring or groin related. Backup goaltender Ben Scrivens replaced Quick for the remainder of OT and succeeding shootout, which unfortunately for Kings fans did not turn out in their favor, losing to the Sabers 3-2.
Quick: Grade 2 groin strain. Had MRI last night.
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) November 14, 2013
After returning back to LA, Kings Insider Jon Rosen tweeted the official diagnosis of Quicks injury, a grade two groin strain. Groin strains are graded from levels one through three with three being the most severe. Quick being diagnosed with a grade 2 strain means there is some partial tearing and recovery times vary based on many factors. The Kings did not list a time frame for Quicks return but due to the nature of his injury a ballpark average can range anywhere from three to six weeks. Quick has a .905 save percentage in 16 games this season.
Backup goaltender 27-year-old Ben Scrivens will get his fair share in net for the Kings while Quick recovers. Scrivens has appeared in five games this season, starting two, and has a record of 1-1-1 with a 1.89 goals against average, a .924 save percentage stopping 61 of 66 shots, and a shutout.