Kings activate goaltender Jonathan Quick off injured reserve

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick makes a pad save during the third period. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)

The Los Angeles Kings received a big boost on Tuesday as starting goaltender Jonathan Quick has been activated off injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday.

The 32-year-old Quick has missed the Kings’ past 12 games due to a lower-body injury. When healthy this season, the veteran has struggled, posting an 0-3-1 record, .845 save percentage and an underwhelming 4.55 goals-against average.

Kings netminder Peter Budaj has been assigned to the AHL’s Ontario Reign in a corresponding move.

The Kings hope Quick’s return can help move the club up the standings after what has been a slow start. Los Angeles currently sits dead-last in the Pacific Division with an 8-14-1 record.

Forward Trevor Lewis was also placed on injured reserve by the club, retroactive to Nov. 16.

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