After being claimed off waivers by the Kings, Kyle Quincey told the Detroit Free Press, “”It’s another challenge and hopefully a good opportunity for myself. I’ll just try to make the best of it.” GM Ken Holland told the paper, “We expected it. We’d talked to five, six teams the last week that had some interest. I thought we were close on one front on a deal that fell through. In the end, we really decided to put him on waivers because we wanted to have flexibility with the cap.”
Quincey’s salary-cap hit for the season is $525,000.