The Los Angeles Kings placed Jonathan Quick on injured reserve Thursday after the star goalie got hurt in the first period of their season opener.
Quick incurred an unspecified lower-body injury during Los Angeles' opener at San Jose while making a fairly ordinary stretch to stop a scoring chance by Joe Pavelski. Quick was replaced by new backup Jeff Zatkoff for the final two periods of the Kings' 2-1 loss.
The club described Quick's absence as "week-to-week."
The Kings recalled NHL veteran Peter Budaj from their AHL affiliate in Ontario. Los Angeles' home opener is Friday night against Philadelphia.
With Quick sidelined by a potentially serious...