Martinez underwent shoulder surgery at the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign, and has an expected recovery time of three months, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. Martinez was reportedly bothered by shoulder discomfort for much of the season, but still managed to be one of the Kings' best defenseman in 2015-16, notching 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) with a plus-16 rating over 78 games. The Michigan native is expected to be ready for next season's training camp, and should be similarly productive in 2016-17 barring injury.
Martinez (undisclosed) didn't skate with the team during Thursday's practice, LA Kings Insider reports. Martinez hasn't played since leaving Game 1 and wouldn't seem like a good bet to step back into the lineup for Game 5 without having logged a practice.
Martinez (undisclosed) remains in Los Angeles for Wednesday's Game 4 in San Jose, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. The 28-year-old returned from a four-game absence in Game 1, but wasn't able to complete the game, exiting after two periods. The earliest that Martinez would be able to return would be for Friday's Game 5 in Los Angeles.
Martinez (undisclosed) didn't participate in Sunday's practice, LA Kings Insider reports. Martinez didn't play in Game 2 after exiting Game 1 with an undisclosed injury and his status for the remainder of the series remains unclear.
Martinez (undisclosed) didn't participate in Friday's practice, LA Kings Insider reports. Martinez's lack of practice Friday certainly doesn't bode well for his ability to lace up the skates for Game 2 on Saturday. Expect Drew Doughty to log heavy minutes if Martinez is unable to go.
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