Even though there is still no hockey season, there's no doubt that Los Angeles Kings fans will be happy to know that their goalie Jonathan Quick is right on track to getting better.
His projected six week recovery from a surgery to repair an inflammatory cyst and a disc fragment is right on track, if not ahead of schedule.
Even though the players are still locked out, as an injured player, Quick is allowed to give updates to the execs.
Quick just signed a decade-long extension with the Kings, and is coming off two seasons where he played in nearly all of the games. Even though he is healing quickly, the extra rest from the work stoppage will be good for him.
There is still no end in sight for the lockout, and while fans remain hopeful, more players, particularly those that have decided to play in the Russian league, have threatened not to come back. Alex Ovechkin and Sergei Gonchar are among these players.
Luckily, Quick has not had the chance to play elsewhere during the work stoppage, so there's no risk that he'll play anywhere else any time soon. Hopefully he'll stay put, get back to 100%, and the league and players will come to an agreement ASAP.