Jonathan Quick is progressing as expected in his rehab. He has been slowly recovering from a Grade-2 groin strain since November 12, but was able to take some shots during practice this morning. This comes from Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com.
Rosen spoke to Quick about how he’s been feeling lately, and the netminder had this to say:
I haven’t been experiencing the soreness nearly as much as I was, say, a week ago. Like you said, it is practice, and you know what the drill is, and you know what you have to do each play, so it’s not a situation where you’re completely in reaction mode and don’t know what’s going to happen. Quite frankly, I could do these drills for another two months and you could feel a hundred percent, and it’s still not the same as playing in games
Despite the positive progress, the Los Angeles Kings aren’t in any hurry to get Quick back in net. Martin Jones has been incredible since taking over the No. 1 job, and there’s no reason for the team to rush Quick back before he’s 100%.
Head coach Darryl Sutter didn’t indicate that Quick’s timetable has changed at all, and it seems unlikely that the goalie will travel with the team following the NHL’s holiday break.