Quick had already missed five games this season with a separate lower-body injury he sustained during the first game of the season, returning from the ailment on Oct. 18. Then, on Saturday, the netminder was ruled out again and required a new evaluation.
He's started four games in 2018-19, going 0-3-1 with a .845 save percentage. Quick's latest surgery marks his second significant absence in three seasons, as he appeared in just 17 contests in 2016-17 because of a groin injury.
The Kings are not expected to explore the trade market while Quick is out, according to Fox Sports West's Jon Rosen, meaning they'll likely roll with Jack Campbell and Peter Budaj between the pipes in the meantime.