Martinez (concussion) returned to the Kings lineup on Monday.
Martinez was playing in his first game since February 7th. He skated on the third pair with Matt Greene and played on the second power-play unit. He registered three shots in 16:23—before getting hurt he had 17 points (5G / 12A) in 46 games.
Martinez (head) returned to Los Angeles; will not play on Monday.
After tonight’s game, the Kings return home to take on the Flames on Thursday, so with Martinez not playing it made sense to send him home and let him rest. He is day-to-day with concussion-like symptoms.
Martinez is day-to-day with concussion-like symptoms.
Martinez was crunched by Cedric Paquette on Saturday. Coach Sutter said the Kings have to be “careful and cautious” which would dictate that Martinez will not be in the lineup on Monday vs. the Blue Jackets. With Martinez likely out, expect Brayden McNabb to be back in the lineup.
The Kings have signed Alec Martinez to a six-year, $24 million extension.
Martinez was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season (per NHLNumbers). He is now signed through the 2020-21 season and will have a $4 million cap-hit. Martinez has seven points (2G / 5A) in 18 games this season, but just returned to the lineup last night after missing seven games with a finger injury.
Martinez (finger) is officially active tonight vs. the Bruins.
Martinez has missed the last seven games with a finger injury, but will be back in the lineup tonight as Jamie McBain comes out of the lineup. Martinez has seven points (2G / 5A) and a plus-9 rating in 17 games this season.
Martinez (finger) is on the ice for warmups; could be back in the lineup tonight.
Martinez has missed the last seven games with a finger injury and he has been progressing, but there was no announcement that he would be returning tonight. The fact that he is on the ice for warmups suggests that he will play, but we won’t know for sure until the end of warmups.
Martinez (finger) getting closer, but unlikely to play Tuesday.
Martinez was on for the Kings game day skate, but stayed on for extra work, which suggests he will be scratched for the fifth straight game. The fact that he was in the skate is a good sign that he is nearing a return, it just doesn’t look like it will be tonight. Monitor his status prior to tomorrow's game in Minnesota.
Martinez skated for the second straight day on Thursday, but it sounds like he will be out longer than his original timetable of one week. He underwent a procedure that included some work done on his nailbed and head coach Darryl Sutter said “They nearly cut his finger off. I don’t think I could play in a week.” Sutter is worried the finger could become infected and doesn’t want Martinez to miss even more time. He remains day-to-day, but it sounds like he’ll be out longer than original expected.
Martinez (finger) is not on the ice for the Kings optional morning skate.
Martinez was given a one week timetable which would have had him return tonight vs. the Hurricanes, but his absence from the morning skate this morning suggests that he will miss his third straight game.