Quick’s new backup? Kings sign Kuemper for cheap

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The Los Angeles Kings announced that they signed goalie Darcy Kuemper to a one-year, $650K contract.

One would assume that Kuemper will either be the full backup for Jonathan Quick or battle Jeff Zatkoff – also under contract – for occasional reps.

Kuemper essentially mixed solid and bumpy seasons with Minnesota, going 41-34-14 with a .910 save percentage. His final 18 games with Minnesota were rough: 8-5-3 with a .902 save percentage.

Nothing too impressive, but perhaps he’s worth the low risk for Los Angeles?

The Kings continue to stretch their limited budget, with today’s highlight being Michael Cammalleri‘s bargain $1 million deal.