Kings activate Jonathan Quick off IR, assign Peter Budaj to AHL

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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Los Angeles Kings activated starting goalie Jonathan Quick off injured reserve, the team announced Thursday.

Quick made 30 saves in a losing effort in the Kings’ season opener against the Sharks on Oct. 5 but was placed on IR two days later after sustaining a lower-body injury at practice.

Jack Campbell started for the Kings while Quick was on the shelf, going 2-3-0 with a .922 save percentage and 2.69 goals-against average.

Quick is expected to get the start Thursday when the Kings host the Islanders.

In a corresponding move, the Kings assigned third-string netminder Peter Budaj to the Ontario Reign of the AHL.

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