The Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years and they apparently did it with a netminder who only had one functional wrist. While Jonathan Quick was a star once again for the Kings not just in the Stanley Cup Finals but in the playoff series leading up to it, he hasn’t 100 percent healthy as we’re now learning that he was dealing with an injured wrist.
Quick’s wrist wasn’t just injured slightly, it was so banged up that the Kings sent out an email this morning saying that Quick needed emergency surgery to repair the damage. It wasn’t specified which wrist was banged up and needed surgery but there seems to be conflicting reports as to when the wrist was injured.
According to the email, which was sent out to the families expecting Quick to be at a fantasy camp later this month, Quick injured his wrist in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. However, Puck Daddy passes along word from the Kings who say the wrist was actually injured back int he Conference Semifinals against the Anaheim Ducks.
Either way, it’s clear that Quick helped hold his own in net during the Kings Stanley Cup run with a wrist injury that will now keep him out 2-3 months. The lore is a bit stronger if the wrist was injured in the Conference Semifinals as that means he brought the Kings back in two series in which his wrist was basically mush, but either way the legend of Jonathan Quick seems to grow more and more as the Kings continue to become a hockey dynasty.
[h/t: Puck Daddy, Yahoo]
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