It’s no secret the Philadelphia Flyers need goaltending help, and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the team is looking to acquire a veteran goalie to help stop the bleeding.
“There is some link between Jonathan Quick and the L.A. Kings and the Flyers,” Kypreos said. “I don’t think they’re in contract talks but we believe there’s been a conversation. In saying that, I wouldn’t be surprised if those links start heating up in the new year.”
Quick, who turns 33 in January, has spent his entire 12 year career in Los Angeles, including backstopping the team to two Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014.
The Kings, like the Flyers, have struggled this season. The Kings entered play Saturday last in the entire league with a 13-20-3 record, while the Flyers are not much better with a 14-16-4 record.
Quick missed over a month this season after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus, and because of that has only made 13 starts this season. In those 13 starts he has a 3-8-2 with a .897 goals-against average and 3.16 save percentage.
The Flyers started their sixth goalie of the season this week when 20-year-old Carter Hart took the net on Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings. While Hart has started his career with a 2-1-0 record, he’s more viewed as the goalie of the future than the present in Philadelphia.
With veterans Brian Elliott and Anthony Stolarz currently injured, adding Quick would give the Flyers a more stable option in net while Hart develops in the AHL.