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Zatkoff Injured At Morning Skate

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Breaking: Los Angeles' netminders' groins. Insert crying emoji here.

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of today's morning skate, there was idle speculation about whether Peter Budaj would get to start again after a solid performance against the Dallas Stars or if Jeff Zatkoff would regain his role as assumed starter with Jonathan Quick sidelined.

Well, it didn't take long before we got an answer.

Ok, ok, don't panic. No worries. I'm sure it's a minor thing, right?

It.... might be time to panic.

OK it's definitely time to panic.

As usual, Darryl Sutter had an eloquent explanation.

One thing of interest to note here:

Also, according to Lindsay Czarnecki of the Reign Insider, Dusty Imoo (the Reign's goaltending coach) is going to back up his son Jonah Imoo (who was signed to a PTO following Quick's injury in San Jose) tonight as they take on the San Jose Barracuda.

So in Los Angeles, we have a former NHL backup who was the best goaltender in the American Hockey League last season and a former AHL backup who was passed on Dallas's depth chart, wound up in the ECHL before coming to LA in a trade as a major reclamation project.

Worried? Who would be worried?