Martinez (illness) is expected to play Thursday against Nashville, NHL.com's Dan Greenspan reports. Martinez didn't practice Wednesday due to an illness, but he was never in serious danger of missing Thursday's tilt. The 31-year-old American will slot into his usual role, skating on the Kings' second pairing and second power-play unit against the Predators.
Martinez (illness) is questionable to play Thursday versus Nashville, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports. Head coach Willie Desjardins was optimistic about Martinez's chances, going so far to say that the blueliner would "probably play [Thursday]". Expect the Kings to further update this situation prior to puck drop, and if Martinez ultimately can't go, look for either Sean Walker or Kurtis MacDermid to replace him in LA's lineup.
Martinez (upper body) skated 21:16 in a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. He had one blocked shot in the contest. Martinez averaged 21:00 of ice time entering the night, so it appears he's back at full strength. He has 15 points in 44 appearances and has reached the 100 blocks milestone, but the veteran defender likely won't move the needle in most fantasy formats.
Martinez (upper body) is expected to return to the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Montreal, NHL.com's Dan Greenspan reports. Martinez has been sidelined since Feb. 16 due to an upper-body injury, but he was a full participant at Monday's practice, which was the first sign that he might be an option for Tuesday's contest. The 31-year-old is expected to skate on the Kings' second pairing and second power-play unit against the Canadiens.
Martinez (upper body) is questionable for Tuesday's matchup with Montreal, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Martinez ditched the non-contact sweater for Monday's practice session, which is a good indication he is trending in the right direction. If cleared to play versus the Habs, the blueliner should get back to logging over 20 minutes per game. The Michigan native just needs five more points to reach the 20-point mark for a sixth consecutive season.
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