Alec Martinez
D LA
2 days ago

Martinez has been held off the scoresheet in four consecutive outings.

EDGE Analysis

Point total notwithstanding -- he has just four on the year -- Martinez is logging a ton of ice time for the Kings, including a pair of 29-plus minute outings. The 30-year-old is seeing action in all three phases of the game -- even strength, penalty kill and power play -- which certainly bolsters his ice time. While fantasy owners will no doubt be looking for more productivity, they can at least be assured that the Michigan native will get plenty of opportunities along the way.

Alec Martinez
D LA
1 month ago

Martinez (lower body) is ready to return to game action, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports, adding that the veteran defenseman was spotted taking line rushes with Jake Muzzin ahead of Saturday's home match with the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Now that he's evidently been reinstated from injured reserve (replacing Paul LaDue), Martinez can focus on making his season debut with the Kings. He's spent his first eight-odd years of NHL service time with the royal club, adding 147 points (48 goals, 99 assists) in 419 games. Last season, he notched a career-high 13 assists and 15 points with the man advantage, so don't expect his role to suddenly change this campaign.

Alec Martinez
D LA
1 month ago

Martinez (lower body) was able to complete a full practice Thursday, though Kings coach John Stevens isn't entirely confident that the defenseman will return to action this weekend, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Michigan native has yet to make his season debut for a Kings team that has gone 2-0-1 for five points in the infancy of 2017-18. He's currently on injured reserve without a clear timetable for his return.

Alec Martinez
D LA
1 month ago

Martinez (lower body) will be placed on injured reserve, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's believed that Martinez sustained his ailment during practice, as he had reportedly been on the ice with the Kings both Tuesday and Wednesday. Paul LaDue has taken his spot on the active roster, and if last year is any indication, LaDue could see some time on the man advantage.

Alec Martinez
D LA
1 month ago

Martinez may be suffering from a lower-body injury, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

If true, it appears Martinez's status may also be in question for the team's Opening Night game Thursday against the Flyers. Rosen indicated Paul LaDue will be recalled from the AHL to provide some depth along the blue line, with either he or Kurtis MacDermid replacing Martinez in the lineup should he sit.

Alec Martinez
D LA
2 months ago

Martinez (groin) took part in some special teams work at Friday's training camp session, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez appears to be back to 100 percent after a minor offseason procedure on his hip. The 30-year-old is coming of a solid 2016-17 campaign in which he logged a full 82 games and registered career highs for assists (30) and points (39). The defenseman snagged 15 points on the power-play last year and appears poised to continue slotting in on the second unit -- bolstering his fantasy value.

Alec Martinez
D LA
5 months ago

Martinez will be protected from the upcoming Expansion Draft, John Hoven of Sirius XM reports.

EDGE Analysis

A near 40-point blueliner for a $4 million cap hit? Sign up the Kings. Martinez's ability to play in all situations makes him even more valuable for the Kings, especially with the 15 power-play points he posted this season. This wasn't a difficult choice the Los Angeles, who protected the maximum four defensemen.

Alec Martinez
D LA
7 months ago

Martinez underwent a minor procedure to correct a recurring groin issue, though he's expected to be healthy for the start of training camp.

EDGE Analysis

Arguably one of the most underrated defenders, Martinez managed to play in every regular-season contest this campaign, notching 39 points (nine goals, 30 assists) with two goals and 13 assists on the man advantage. However, the fun didn't stop there, as he also whipped up 137 hits and 167 blocked shots, ranking eighth in the NHL for the latter. Since he's not expected to get a late start to training camp, there'd be no reason to bump him down your cheat sheets this fall.

Alec Martinez
D LA
8 months ago

Martinez had two assists in Saturday's win over the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Martinez has been a steady machine of late, racking up six points in his last four games. The 29-year-old is having a career year with 35 points and has been a valuable asset in most fantasy leagues. He plays on the power play and should continue seeing solid minutes down the stretch, so make sure to use him well.

Alec Martinez
D LA
8 months ago

Martinez scored his eighth goal of the season and chipped in an assist in Saturday's loss to the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

That's points in back-to-back games for Martinez, who logged over 20 minutes of ice time in both contests. The 29-year-old rearguard is having a strong season, posting 32 points in 65 games. Martinez mans the point on the second power-play unit and shoots the puck fairly often, making him valuable in deep leagues. He's never been a huge offensive contributor, but those 32 points are a career high, so he could be an asset down the stretch as the Kings vie to lock down a playoff spot.