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October 11, 2020 11:32 AM
Jets' Derek Forbort: Inks one-year pact
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 14, 2020 02:20 AM
Flames' Derek Forbort: Finds twine in Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 12, 2020 02:28 AM
Flames' Derek Forbort: First point with Flames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 24, 2020 05:04 PM
Flames' Derek Forbort: Sent to Pacific Division foe
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 31, 2020 12:44 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Uses body in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 30, 2020 11:00 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Back in lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 29, 2020 03:56 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Slated to sit out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 27, 2020 03:08 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Sits out practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 5, 2020 12:00 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Returns to Kings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 29, 2019 02:20 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Sent down on conditioning loan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forbort will be assigned to AHL Ontario on Saturday, Zach Dooley of 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.

December 8, 2019 01:40 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Recalled from conditioning stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 27, 2019 01:40 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Sent down for conditioning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 22, 2019 05:24 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Cleared to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 12, 2019 03:40 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Still weeks away from return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 25, 2019 01:12 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Able to skate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forbort (back) has begun skating on his own, Jon Rosen of NHL Network reports.

Forbort still has a ways to go in his recovery, but this is a step in the right direction. Expect another update once he's able to join his teammates for practice, which will likely be in a non-contact capacity at first.

September 26, 2019 11:24 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Still no timetable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forbort (back) remains without a timetable for a return, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.

A week after the initial announcement on Forbort's back injury, there's still no clarity on when he'll be back on the ice. The Kings open their season on Oct. 5 against Edmonton, and if Forbort is still unavailable, Alec Martinez or Ben Hutton would move up alongside Drew Doughty on the top defensive pairing.

September 19, 2019 08:20 PM
Kings' Derek Forbort: No timetable for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Todd McLellan said Tuesday that Forbort (back) is "struggling to get healthy right now," Jack Harris of the LA Times reports. McLellan added, "No one has any idea on his timeline."

Forbort has been dealing with a back injury that has kept him sidelined for training camp in its entirety to this point. Because of it, his status for the start of the regular season is unclear. The Kings signed Ben Hutton to bolster their blue line with Forbort sidelined Tuesday, and expect the team to play his recovery pretty close to the vest as the new season approaches.

March 26, 2019 04:28 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Pots rare goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forbort opened the scoring with his second goal of the season in Monday's 3-0 win over the Flames.

His only other goal this year came in December against the Golden Knights. Forbort is up to 14 points in 74 games, although he also carries a minus-13 rating. He's at 121 blocked shots after recording two Monday and is also just one hit away from the century mark.

January 25, 2019 01:24 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Ends first half on bad stretch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forbort failed to tally a point over the last seven games of the first half and posted a minus-4 rating in the final four contests.

Forbort isn't known for his offensive prowess, so him notching just nine points through 49 games this season shouldn't come as much of a surprise. He has posted ratings of plus-18 and plus-8 in the last two seasons, but playing for a struggling Kings squad in 2018-19 has led him to a minus-4 showing through the end of the first half. While he's not a highly coveted option for fantasy purposes anyway, Forbort has fallen further off the radar.

December 9, 2018 11:36 AM
Kings' Derek Forbort: Rare scoring outburst
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Forbort scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-1 win over the Golden Knights.

The goal was his first of the season. Forbort has scored exactly 18 points in each of the last two seasons, and with only seven points in 29 games so far, the 26-year-old isn't radically changing his outlook as an offensive afterthought.

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