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Gaborik attempted two shots but was otherwise absent on the score sheet in Wednesday's shutout loss to the Sharks.

Since he's far from a physical payer on defense and doesn't normally play huge minutes, Gaborik's fantasy value lies almost exclusively in his ability to collect points. It makes Gaborik somewhat of a liability in leagues that count specialty categories, but if he can score at close to point-per-game clip this season, he'll likely be forgiven by his fantasy owners.

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Gaborik (undisclosed) will likely miss Saturday's preseason finale but is confident he will be on the ice for the team's regular season opener, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

Gaborik signed a seven-year extension with the Kings in the offseason following a strong postseason last year. It looks as though he will start earning his money in the team's opener against the Sharks on Oct. 8.

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Gaborik was held out of Sunday's exhibition game with an undisclosed injury, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Gaborik was able to skate Sunday morning but was held out of lineup. Consider him day-to-day for now.

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Marian Gaborik's new contract is reportedly worth about $34.3 million over seven years.

In other words, Gaborik will come with a $4.9 million annual cap hit. Although the length of his contract has to be concerning from the Kings' perspective, they did a good job keeping his cap hit down. Gaborik could have likely gotten a meaningfully higher annual salary on the open market, but he likely settle for less for a longer contract and the knowledge that he'll be playing for a competitive squad.

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The Los Angeles Kings have inked Marian Gaborik to a seven-year extension.

The financial terms weren't immediately available. Gaborik has a lengthy injury history, so signing him to a seven-year deal is a huge risk for the Kings. Still, he sparked the Kings' offense after they acquired him from Columbus at the trade deadline and is one of the main reasons they won the Stanley Cup. They might end up regretting this move in a few years, but there's no question that they're a better team going into the 2014-15 campaign with him on board.

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Marian Gaborik is reportedly close to agreeing to a new contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

A source told on Tuesday, that the two sides have made good strides in the the past three to four days, but the deal isn't finished yet. Other teams can start talking with Gaborik on Wednesday, but it looks like he'll be staying in Los Angeles.

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The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly offered Marian Gaborik a three-year deal.

The Toronto Sun is reporting that the deal is worth $5 million annually, but CBC's Elliotte Friedman thinks it's in the ballpark of $5.5 million to $5.6 million per. Either way, Gaborik would likely have to accept less money than he'd get as a free agent if he wants to stay in Los Angeles.

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The Los Angeles Kings and the agent for Marian Gaborik continue to negotiate towards a new contract before the start of free agency on July 1.

Ron Salcer is the agent for Gaborik who is entitled to become an unrestricted free agent next week but acknowledges that Gaborik wants to return. "I think Marian enjoyed, not just the time here, but everything about the experience," Salcer said on Sunday. "I think to continue that is something he would like and the team would like. So I would hope we could come to a meeting of the minds and get that done." Stay tuned.

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Kings captain Dustin Brown naturally thinks very highly of what Marian Gaborik brought to the table during the Kings' Stanley Cup-winning run.

Los Angeles struggled offensively until they acquired Gaborik at the trade deadline. "It took pressure off of Kopi and slotted Stolly at the three spot at center and it evened things out," Brown said. "That was two years ago, and now Carts has moved to center. It's all about slotting guys in the right position. When we brought in Carts, it took the pressure off of Kopi and Justin and me and all the guys who were expected to score goals, because now we had Carts to score goals. It was just another addition of that." Gaborik is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer though and the Kings will have a tough time signing him given their cap situation.

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The Los Angeles Kings have reached out to Marian Gaborik about a possible contract extension.

Gaborik helped revitalize the Kings' offense and helped them win the Stanley Cup, so it would be surprising if they didn't want him back. That being said, the Kings don't have a lot of wiggle room with the salary cap, so signing him might be a challenge. There's been some speculation that the Kings might use a compliance buyout on Mike Richards and if they did that, it would certainly free up enough money for them to ink Richards.