Thread: Speculation: Kings to Sign Peter Mannino?
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01-09-2013, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by tigermask48 View Post
Not sure about the $900,000 you are talking about but the Kings were paying his full salary during the lockout since he was injured. But as CT said, Quick was practicing with Manchester to get reps in with the team. The Kings assigned him on a "conditioning stint" so he was allowed to practice but not play any games. They were allowed to do this basically since there was no way for him to get back to 100% from his injury in LA because of the lack of any structured practice during the lockout.
The $900,000 would represent the (approximate) percentage of wages Quick would have earned during the lockout due to being an injured player (he is on the final year of his old contract before the extension kicks in, and is due $1.7 million this year). Once a player comes off injury (medically cleared) he is no longer eligible to earn that salary. Assuming nothing was wrong, Quick was slated to be cleared around the end of training camp (IIRC).

I get the idea of keeping Quick around to recover, but seems like an expensive way to make sure he's in shape.

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