El Segundo, Calif. — Kings goalie Jonathan Quick is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on a torn meniscus in his knee, the club announced Wednesday.
Quick has appeared in just four games this season for the Kings, going 0-3-1 with a 4.55 goals-against average. He missed five games because of a lower body injury after playing in Los Angeles’ season opener, but has allowed 14 goals in three games since returning.
He didn’t play in the Kings’ two most recent games while nursing a different lower body injury. Coach John Stevens had said he didn’t think the current problem would sideline Quick for a lengthy amount of time.
Jack Campbell (Port Huron) has been the Kings’ primary goalie during Quick’s absences this season, going 3-4 with a 2.72 GAA and a .912 save percentage.
Campbell, a 26-year-old former first-round pick, had just two games of NHL experience before this season.
The disappointing Kings are in last place in the Western Conference at 3-7-1 heading into their home game against Philadelphia on Thursday night.
The Predators have activated Vezina Trophy winning-goaltender Pekka Rinne from injured reserve.
Juuse Saros has started the Predators’ last five games in place of an injured Rinne.
The nature of Rinne’s injury wasn’t specified.
Rinne, who turns 36 on Saturday, has played five games this season and owns a 2.11 goals against average and .929 save percentage. Last season, he won the Vezina Trophy given to the NHL’s top goaltender.