Lombardi said on Tuesday morning that a trip to the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate is a strong possibility for his starting goaltender.
It is not a done deal, however.
There are several factors, including the Monarchs’ travel schedule and how Quick feels about the option.
Quick suffered a strained groin on Nov. 12 at Buffalo, a Grade 2 strain, and is continuing to progress and is expected back in early January.
He has accompanied the team on this four-game trip. The Kings play at Dallas on Tuesday tonight. The Kings are 0-2 on the trip, losing at Nashville and Chicago.