Quick dealing with groin injury, consulting with doctors

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Not good news for the Los Angeles Kings.

Goaltender Jonathan Quick is dealing with a groin injury in the same area as a groin strain he suffered in 2013, which cost him two months, general manager Dean Lombardi confirmed Friday. The netminder is consulting with several doctors with respect to a plan for his recovery.

Quick's on injured reserve, and is out long term.

Jeff Zatkoff's the man in goal moving forward. He took over for Quick in the Kings' season opener, stopping 15-of-16 shots but taking a 2-1 loss against the San Jose Sharks.

Quick posted save percentages of .918 in the past two seasons, starting 68 games last season and 71 in 2014-15. He's relied upon heavily in Los Angeles, so his loss is a big one.

L.A. has a relatively slow start to its schedule, playing only nine games in October, but things ramp up in November. The Kings will play 14 games next month, including a five-game road trip through Canada, with a final stop in Denver.

The Kings will face 11 teams that made the playoffs last season through Nov. 30.

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