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Friday August 10th, 2012

The Los Angeles Kings announced that goaltender Jonathan Quick, signed to a 10-year, $58 million extension in early July, had a "minor surgical procedure" on his back on Thursday to repair a disc fragment and an inflammatory cyst.

Quick will be sidelined for about a week and then begin rehab. The team said that his recovery should take about six weeks total, which would bring him to the start of training camp (assuming no lockout). Quick backstopped the Kings to their first Stanley Cup in June, going 16-4 with a 1.41 GAA and a .946 save percentage, and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP.

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