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The Kings are hopeful that Martinez (concussion) will be able to resume skating at some point later this week, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Martinez, who will miss his 11th straight game Tuesday against the Oilers, is evidently showing some signs of progress in his recovery from concussion-like symptoms, but until he gets back on the ice, a return from IR shouldn't be viewed as imminent. The 27-year-old's absence prompted the Kings to address the blue line at the trade deadline, with the team reeling in Andrej Sekera from the Hurricanes last week.
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Martinez (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Martinez has been out of action since Feb. 7, but his spot on the active roster wasn't needed until the Kings acquired Andrej Sekera in a trade with the Hurricanes on Wednesday. Since he has yet to resume practicing with the Kings, a return shouldn't be viewed as forthcoming for Martinez.
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Martinez (concussion) did not make the trip to Santa Clara for Saturday's Stadium Series game against the Sharks, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles News Group reports.Martinez still doesn't have a timetable for his return, but has been making progress of late, as he was cleared to resume physical activities on Wednesday. He hasn't practiced since leaving a game on Feb. 7 against the Lightning with a concussion, and will have to work his way through the NHL's concussion protocols before getting back on the ice.
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Martinez (concussion) has been able to work out on an exercise bike of late, Lisa Dillman of the LA Times reports.Martinez remains without a timetable for his return, but it's encouraging that he has been cleared to resume physical activities.
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Martinez (concussion) still hasn't returned to practice since leaving a game on February 7, the LA Kings Insider reports.Martinez is set to miss his third game Saturday as he works his way back through the concussion protocols.
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Martinez (concussion) did not travel with the team to Columbus for Monday's game, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.Martinez has been dealing with concussion-like symptoms, but the move to hold him out of Monday's contest could just be precautionary as it's not thought to be anything severe. The team has a couple days off after Columbus, so it's possible he returns for the Kings' next contest against the Flames on Thursday.
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Martinez is considered day-to-day due to concussion-like symptoms, though they do not appear to be severe, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.
Martinez took a hit to the head by Bolts' Cedric Paquette on Saturday, and it appears the result is some concussion-like symptoms. The issue doesn't seem to be severe, however, so a return Monday may not be out of the question.
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Martinez is not expected to return to Saturday's game against the Lightning after taking a big hit to his upper-body area from the Bolts' Cedric Paquette, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Martinez retreated to the locker room immediately after taking the blow. The Kings are labeling him as day-to-day for now, but a firmer update on his condition could be available after the game.
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Martinez scored a goal and dished out two assists in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the visiting Predators.
That's four goals and 12 assists in 33 games for last year's Stanley Cup hero, who looks set to eclipse his career high of 22 points set last year. Martinez isn't quite as potent as fellow Kings blueliners Drew Doughty (24 points) or Jake Muzzin (20 points), but he's still a solid source of scoring from the back end while not posing a risk in the plus/minus department (plus-13). If he's available on your wire and your league is deep enough, you may want to check him out.
Alec Martinez D LA 3 Months
Martinez added two assists in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Martinez now has double digit points on the season, with three goals to go along with eight assists. The 27-year-old is well on his way to surpassing his career-high 22 points that he got last season.