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Bruins' Derek Forbort: Pens three-year deal with Boston
Forbort signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Bruins on Wednesday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Forbort appeared in all 56 games with the Jets last season, picking up 12 points, 80 hits and 115 blocks while averaging 20:44 of ice time per contest. The 29-year-old blueliner should slot in as a dependable bottom-four option and penalty-killer with Boston in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Derek Forbort: Unlikely goal in Game 1
Forbort scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to Montreal in Game 1.
The American rearguard scored just his third goal of this calendar year on a nice feed from Pierre-Luc Dubois to give the Jets life in the third. Forbort logged 22:00 of ice time in the contest, providing a hit and a shot on goal in the process.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Derek Forbort: Chips in with assist
Forbort posted an assist and two shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Canucks.
Forbort helped out on a Mason Appleton tally in the third period. The assist was Forbort's second in the last three games, although he had gone 10 outings without a point prior to that. The 29-year-old blueliner is up to 12 points, 66 shots on net, 79 hits, 113 blocked shots and 35 PIM through 55 appearances.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Derek Forbort: Well-rounded effort in thriller
Forbort supplied an assist, three hits, and six blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Canadiens.
Forbort was the unsung hero in the contest as he made life easier for goalie Connor Hellebuyck and asserted himself on both ends of the ice. His offensive stat totals aren't noteworthy, but it is worth knowing that he's averaging 21:09 of ice time -- easily a career high.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Derek Forbort: First goal in new digs
Forbort scored a goal on a team-leading five shots Tuesday in a 3-2 win over the Flames. He also provided three blocks, two hits and two PIM.
Forbort enjoyed a fine all-around night on the scoresheet, highlighted by his first-period goal that gave the Jets a 2-0 lead just 30 seconds after teammate Trevor Lewis had opened the scoring. It was the first goal in a Winnipeg uniform for the 28-year-old, who's known more for his work in the defensive zone. Forbort had one assist in 20 games between Los Angeles and Calgary in 2019-20 and has never eclipsed 18 points in a single season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Derek Forbort: Inks one-year pact
Forbort signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Jets on Sunday, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
The 28-year-old spent parts of last season with both the Kings and the Flames, accumulating just one assist and a minus-5 rating across 20 games. Forbort will likely be leaned upon in more of a heavy role on the blue line for the Jets, as he's dished out 462 hits and 484 blocks in the past four seasons. If the Duluth, MN product makes the final roster, he'll likely be more of a depth defenseman on the third defensive pair for the 2020-21 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Derek Forbort: Finds twine in Game 2
Forbort scored a goal in Thursday's 5-4 loss to the Stars in Game 2.
The Stars failed to clear their zone and Forbort was there to float an unassisted goal past Ben Bishop. The tally is Forbort's first as a Flame -- he added his first point with the team, an assist, in Game 1. Despite the recent surge, the 28-year-old is typically used in a defensive role and shouldn't be counted on for offense.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Derek Forbort: First point with Flames
Forbort registered an assist and four shots on goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1 of their first-round series.
Forbort, who was acquired via trade from the Kings at the deadline, had skated in 11 scoreless games with the Flames before notching his first point. The 28-year-old blueliner had one assist in 13 contests with the Kings in 2019-20, and his career high is 18 points in both 2016-17 and 2017-18. Forbort is more of a depth defenseman, although he's seen an average of 18:19 per game during the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Derek Forbort: Sent to Pacific Division foe
The Flames acquired Forbort from the Kings for a 2021 conditional fourth-round pick Monday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Although Mark Giordano (hamstring) and Travis Hamonic (upper body) should both be back this season, the Flames are bolstering their blue line. They also brought in Erik Gustafsson from Chicago on Monday. Forbort has only played in 13 NHL games this year due to a couple of injuries, and the stay-at-home blueliner has one point over 13 games. He's a strong defender, though, sporting a 52.6 Corsi For percentage.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Uses body in return
Forbort (undisclosed) racked up six hits, three blocked shots and two shots on net in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Coyotes.
Forbort missed one game with the injury. He's posted 17 hits and 10 blocked shots in seven appearances this season, but he has just one assist. Expect the 27-year-old to make more of an impact physically than he will on the scoresheet.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Back in lineup Thursday
Forbort (undisclosed) will enter the lineup for Thursday's game against Arizona, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Forbort missed Wednesday's game against the Lightning with an undisclosed issue but will re-enter the lineup just a day later. The 27-year-old Forbort -- who has supplied just one assist across six NHL games this season -- will replace Kurtis MacDermid in the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Slated to sit out Wednesday
Forbort (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Wednesday's game versus the Lightning, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Forbort missed practice on Monday because he wasn't healthy, but he was able to participate in Wednesday's morning skate, although he skated with the extras. He'll aim to get back in the lineup Thursday versus the Coyotes, and Joakim Ryan (undisclosed) is expected to slot in Wednesday.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Sits out practice Monday
General manager Rob Blake said Forbort was "not healthy enough" to practice Monday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Forbort missed the first 41 games due to a back injury, but he's played six of the last seven contests since returning. It's unclear if this injury is related, but it's concerning coming off the All-Star break and bye week. Drew Doughty (undisclosed) also missed practice, so the Kings may need to recall defensemen from AHL Ontario before Wednesday's matchup versus the Lightning.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Returns to Kings
The Kings recalled Forbort from his conditioning assignment with AHL Ontario on Saturday, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Forbort has yet to appear in a game this season because of a back injury. With Joakim Ryan (undisclosed) on injured reserve, the 27-year-old could get his first taste of NHL action, though Forbort has not yet been deemed 100 percent healthy. Considering Ryan is eligible to come off IR at any time -- the move was made retroactive to Dec. 27 -- Forbort might very well find himself back in the minors before long. Time will tell.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Sent down on conditioning loan
Forbort will be assigned to AHL Ontario on Saturday, Zach Dooley of LAKingsInsider.com reports.
Forbort continues to work his way back from a back injury that's prevented him from appearing in a single NHL game in 2019-20. The 27-year-old defenseman will hopefully get a few games under his belt with the Kings' AHL affiliate and subsequently return to LA's lineup sometime in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Recalled from conditioning stint
Forbort (back) was recalled from his conditioning stint Saturday, according to the AHL's transactions page.
Forbort remains on injured reserve, so the team will need to activate him before he can get into game action. Being done with his conditioning stint suggests Forbort is on the verge of a return.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Sent down for conditioning
Forbort (back) has been placed on long-term injured reserve and assigned to AHL Ontario for a conditioning stint.
This move suggests Forbort is getting healthy enough to get back out on the ice, but the Kings want him to get some seasoning at the AHL level before thrusting him into game action. Forbort is yet to play in a game this season.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Cleared to practice
Forbort (back) has been given the green light to start practicing with the team, however, he's not close to returning. Coach Todd McLellan told reporters, "We've still got a long way to go with him, but he's making strides," Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Forbort remains on non-roster injured reserve and should still be considered week-to-week at this point. In 81 games last year, the blueliner notched 14 points while averaging 20:45 of ice time. Given his limited offensive upside, the Duluth native won't offer much in terms of fantasy value once he's cleared to play.... See More ... See Less
Kings' Derek Forbort: Still weeks away from return
Forbort (back) remains at least two weeks away from being a full practice participant, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Based on Forbort's timeline, the earliest fantasy owners could expect him back into the lineup would be Nov. 27 versus the Islanders. Once cleared to play, the Duluth native figures to resume a spot on the top two pairings and will likely relegate Sean Walker or Matt Roy to the press box.... See More ... See Less
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