Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, who injured his wrist during the run to the Stanley Cup, underwent wrist ligament surgery Tuesday.
The procedure is expected to keep him off the ice for 10 to 12 weeks, just before the opening of training camp, according to Kings' staff. Training camp is set to start Sept. 18.
Management confirmed the surgery, via email, and added that Quick originally suffered the injury during the Kings' second-round playoff series against the Ducks.
They said he played without a problem the rest of the playoffs, but doctors advised to have the surgery, saying it was better to have it taken care of during the off-season.
The surgery was first reported by Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports.
Apparently, parents of children who were to attend a goalie camp in Stamford (Conn.) were told that Quick needed wrist surgery, Yahoo reported. Quick was supposed to have appeared at the camp.
Quick also required surgery not long after the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. That was back surgery, which, at first, was called a minor procedure. The recovery took much longer than expected, and if there had not been a lockout, he would have missed several months of the season.
He said his back has been fine since then. A strained groin kept him out of action this past season, from November until early January.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times