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Author: Rob McGregor

Kings’ Jonathan Quick expected to miss three months

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick looks set to miss three months after undergoing a non-surgical procedure on his injured groin. Lisa Dillman of the LA Times reported that Quick opted not to have surgery on the injury, instead trying a procedure to strengthen a tendon in the affected area on Tuesday. InGoal sources have since indicated that Quick may have missed the remainder of the season had he gone under the knife, which goes someway to explaining the decision. The 30-year-old was hurt late in the first period of the Kings’ recent loss to San Jose after he appeared to lose...

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Belfast Giants Goalie Goes Back To The Future On Mask

Belfast Giants goaltender Stephen Murphy may spend more time facing pucks travelling at 88 MPH than cars, but that hasn’t stopped the British Elite League goaltender from honouring one of cinemas most iconic vehicles on his latest mask design. Working with Colin Lees of Anarchy Air Airbrushing in Hamilton, Scotland, Murphy’s new mask features Doc Brown and Marty McFly in the same pose they adopted on the poster for 1989’s Back to the Future Part II, with the famous Delorean speeding off on another adventure on the back plate. “The process starts with the client giving me the basic...

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Former Flame Joni Ortio Signs in Sweden

Last season the Calgary Flames were so worried about losing goaltender Joni Ortio one waivers, they chose to keep three goalies rather than risk sending him to the American Hockey League. One year later, Ortio couldn’t find an NHL job so he signed Wednesday to play for Swedish side Skellefteå AIK. Selected in the sixth round (171st overall) at the 2009 NHL Entry Drafy by Calgary, Ortio appeared in 37 NHL games for the franchise across three seasons, posting a .901 save percentage and 2.66 goals-against average with two shut outs. Once considered one of the stronger goaltending prospects in the NHL, Ortio struggled...

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Scary close call for



Scary close call for Winnipeg Jets Connor Hellebuyck as teammate’s stick blade got through his cage + cut him near eye; interestingly amid the debate about cat-eye cages, which are banned in Canada, the blade actually appears to go in under the lower bar of the cat-eye opening. Frankly it’s hard to see why that gap, which does nothing to help vision, needs to be big enough for a blade to get through, as unlikely as this incident might be.

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