Martinez played through a broken foot during the playoffs, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Martinez's injury didn't impact his willingness to sacrifice his body, as the 33-year-old blueliner racked up a whopping 72 blocked shots through 19 games during postseason play. Martinez is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but it seems as though he and the Golden Knights have mutual interest in coming to terms on a new deal. The 33-year-old blueliner finished the 2020-21 campaign with nine goals, 32 points and 168 blocked shots through 53 contests.
Martinez scored a goal on six shots in Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Canadiens in Game 6.
Martinez tallied just 1:08 into the third period to tie the game at 2-2, and that led to overtime. In the extra session, Artturi Lehkonen scored for the Canadiens to end the Golden Knights' season. Martinez finished the playoffs with four goals, two helpers, 37 shots, 30 hits and a league-leading 72 blocked shots, although he strangely didn't have a block in Game 6. The 33-year-old defenseman is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and his strong campaign -- 32 points and 168 blocks in 53 regular-season contests -- could price him out of the Golden Knights' budget.
Martinez scored a goal on two shots and blocked three shots in Monday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens in Game 1.
Martinez has racked up four points in his last six contests. The defenseman is up to five points, 24 shots on net and 55 blocked shots across 14 playoff outings. He'll continue to see a top-four role at even strength as well as some power-play time.
Martinez recorded an assist, nine blocked shots and two hits in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche in Game 6.
Martinez set up William Karlsson's go-ahead goal in the first period. While that was Martinez's only contribution on offense, he led all skaters with nine blocks. The 33-year-old has been diligent on defense with 52 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating through 13 playoff contests. He's added four points, 22 shots on goal and 18 hits, but it's his shot-blocking prowess that makes him stand out.
Martinez (undisclosed) posted an assist, four shots on goal, four hits and four blocked shots in Friday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3.
The 33-year-old defenseman was a healthy scratch entering Friday, but he logged 22:53 of ice time in the contest. Martinez has managed two goals, one assist, 37 blocks, 18 shots on net, 14 hits and a minus-2 rating in 10 playoff outings. His relentless effort on defense tends to take a toll on his body, but the veteran will likely tough it out more often than not -- he plays a key top-four role on defense.
Martinez (undisclosed) will be in Friday's Game 3 lineup against the Avalanche, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Martinez missed Friday's morning skate but it appears he was just getting some extra rest. The 33-year-old blueliner has two goals and 33 blocked shots in nine postseason games. He'll be on the top pairing alongside Alex Pietrangelo.
Martinez -- who wasn't in attendance for Friday's game-day skate -- is considered a game-time decision with an undisclosed injury versus the Avalanche for Game 3, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Martinez was dealing with an undisclosed injury prior to the start of the postseason, so it's possible that issue continues to bother him. Even if that is the case, that hasn't stopped the blueliner from averaging 20:36 of ice time in the playoffs while registering two goals, both scored on the power play.
Martinez scored a power-play goal on two shots, blocked four shots and added two hits in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Avalanche in Game 2.
Martinez got the Golden Knights on the board with his goal at 9:32 of the first period. The veteran defenseman hasn't made much of an impact on offense with two goals in nine playoff contests. He's been fairly steady on defense with 33 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating, typically taking the toughest defensive assignments.
Martinez scored a power-play goal on two shots and blocked three shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Wild in Game 5.
Martinez brought the Golden Knights back within a goal at 9:43 of the second period. Despite a high shot volume as a team (40 on net), they were unable to find an equalizer. The 33-year-old defenseman was a game-time decision ahead of Game 5, but he was good to go. He plays a physically taxing style -- Martinez has 21 blocks and six hits through five playoff contests, in addition to one assist and 10 shots on net.
Martinez (undisclosed) is on the ice for warmups and is expected to suit up for Monday's Game 5 tilt with the Wild, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Martinez was considered a game-time decision ahead of Monday's game but he appears to be healthy enough to play. The 33-year-old blueliner has yet to score this postseason but has blocked 18 shots while averaging 20:40 of ice time in four games.
Martinez (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision Monday for Game 5 against the Wild, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Martinez sat out the final two games of the regular season due to a foot injury but has dressed for this series' first four games. It's unclear whether whatever's putting his status in doubt now is related to that foot injury. With a 3-1 series lead, the Golden Knights have a little bit of leeway when it comes to keeping key players out, but Martinez will likely suit up if he's feeling alright in pregame warm-ups
Martinez (foot) is on the ice for pregame warmups ahead of Game 1 against Minnesota and appears set to play, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
Martinez sat out the last two games of the season with the foot issue, but it looks like he'll return for playoff action. He scored at the best rate of his career in 2020-21, recording 32 points in 53 games (0.60 points per game).
Martinez (foot) will be game-time decision for Sunday's Game 1 against the Wild, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Martinez missed the last two games of the regular season, and his status for Sunday's series opener will likely come down to pregame warm-ups ahead of the 3:00 p.m. EDT puck drop. The veteran blueliner was a key two-way contributor with 32 points and a plus-26 rating in the regular season, and Martinez is no stranger to the bright lights of the playoffs, with 84 games of postseason experience under his belt.
Martinez (foot) remains out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Sharks, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports.
Martinez will miss a second game with the injury, thus ending his regular season. The defenseman had a resurgent 2020-21 with 32 points, 168 blocked shots and a plus-26 rating in 53 appearances. It's unclear if his foot injury will keep him out of any postseason contests.
Martinez (foot) will not be available for Monday's contest against Colorado, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear when Martinez was injured but Vegas may be forced to play with just 15 skaters Monday due to injuries and salary cap constraints. The 33-year-old blueliner has 32 points this season, including 10 over the last 13 games. He'll be questionable for Wednesday's season finale in San Jose.
Martinez registered a power-play assist, nine blocked shots and three hits in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blues.
Martinez did all the defensive work he needed to -- his nine blocks were a season high. He also got involved on offense when he set up Reilly Smith's tally at 4:11 of the third period. Martinez leads the league in blocked shots with 168, and the next closest player is the Oilers' Adam Larsson with 125. Martinez has added 32 points, 85 shots on net, 44 hits and a plus-26 rating in 53 contests.
Martinez scored a goal on four shots, blocked four shots and added three hits in Friday's 4-3 overtime win over the Blues.
Martinez tallied with 10 seconds left in the second period to give the Golden Knights some life heading into the intermission. The 33-year-old defenseman has only reached double-digit goals twice in his career, but he'll have up to three more games to reach the mark. The Michigan native is up to 31 points, 85 shots, 159 blocks and a plus-26 rating in 52 appearances.
Martinez scored a goal on three shots and added an assist in Monday's 6-5 loss to the Wild.
Most notably, Monday was the first time all season Martinez failed to record a blocked shot. The 33-year-old made up for it with a two-point showing. He's up to eight goals, 29 points, 80 shots on net, a plus-27 rating and 150 blocked shots through 50 outings this season.
Martinez registered an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Avalanche.
Martinez had the secondary helper on William Karlsson's goal 10 seconds into the game. The 33-year-old Martinez has managed eight points and a plus-14 rating in 13 appearances in April. For the season, the veteran blueliner is at 27 points (seven goals, 20 helpers), 147 blocks, 73 shots on net and a plus-28 rating in 47 outings.
Martinez produced an assist and three blocked shots in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Martinez earned the secondary helper on a Jonathan Marchessault goal in the first period. With four assists in his last five games, Martinez has been a regular contributor to the offense. The 33-year-old has 26 points, 71 shots on net, a plus-25 rating, 142 blocked shots and 34 hits through 45 contests overall.
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|06/22||vs MON||L 1-4||0||0||0||-2||25:21|
|06/20||@ MON||W 2-1 (OT)||0||0||0||0||21:53|
|06/18||@ MON||L 2-3 (OT)||0||0||0||+1||29:58|
|06/16||vs MON||L 2-3||0||0||0||0||26:37|
|06/14||vs MON||W 4-1||1||0||1||+1||23:52|
|06/10||vs COL||W 6-3||0||1||1||+1||24:36|
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