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Marian Gaborik | Winger | #12

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (3) / MIN
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Especially with Milan Lucic gone, the Los Angeles Kings need Marian Gaborik to bounce back this season.
"We’re going to need guys in our lineup to raise their expectations and elevate their game in terms of production, and that pretty much goes right through your lineup on the wing position," Kings coach Darryl Sutter, though Gaborik was one of the players he cited specifically. Gaborik was limited to just 12 goals and 22 points in 54 contests in 2015-16. He's been getting a head start on the season by serving with Team Europe in the World Cup. Gaborik had two goals and three points in three pre-tournament contests and then had a goal in three preliminary games. Sep 22 - 10:20 AM

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Marian Gaborik scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the USA.

Gaborik opened the scoring at the 4:19 mark of the first period when he buried a perfect pass from Frans Nielsen. Leon Draisaitl and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare also scored for Team Europe. Team Europe's next game will be on Monday afternoon against the Czech Republic.
Sep 17 - 6:47 PM

Marian Gaborik scored two goals in Sunday's 7-4 loss to Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey.

This was the second pre-tournament game between these two teams and Team North America won them both. Both of Gaborik's goals were scored in the second period. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Frans Nielsen also scored for Europe.
Sep 11 - 9:06 PM

Marian Gaborik has been added to Team Europe for the World Cup of Hockey.

Thomas Greiss, Christian Ehrhoff, Luca Sbisa, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Nino Niederreiter and Tobias Rieder were also put on the team Friday. Team Europe is made up of players who weren't born in the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia and Sweden.

Marian Gaborik recorded an assist in Los Angeles' 3-2 defeat to San Jose in Game 4 on Wednesday.

It was Gaborik's first point in three playoff games. While that's a good step, it's discouraging that he also played just 13:48 minutes, which is a low for him in this series. Temper your expectations for Gaborik going forward.
Apr 21 - 11:02 AM

Marian Gaborik was upbeat about how he felt in his return from a knee injury.

Gaborik played in Game 2 on Saturday and recorded four shots on goal in 14:32 minutes of ice time. "I felt better as the game went on," Gaborik said. "Obviously missing nine-plus weeks and jumping onto the running train, at the start it was fast, obviously, out there. But as the game went on I felt better and better." He was also feeling good the day after. With the Kings down 2-0 in their series, they'll have to hope Gaborik's capable of playing a meaningful role on Monday.
Apr 18 - 5:51 AM

Marian Gaborik returned to the Kings lineup for Game 2 against the Sharks.

Gaborik hadn’t played since Feb. 12 because of a knee injury. He had 12 goals and 22 points in 54 regular season games.
Apr 16 - 11:16 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) has been cleared to play, but it's unclear if he will actually suit up in Game 2.

The injury limited him to just 54 games this season. Gaborik hasn't played since Feb. 12. Coach Darryl Sutter said he and Gaborik will decide if he's really ready to return on Saturday night. He took line rushes with Anze Kopitar and Milan Lucic during the morning skate, which indicates that he'll probably be in the lineup. The 34-year-old had 12 goals and 22 points in 2015-16.
Apr 16 - 2:36 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) took part in the Kings' practice on Wednesday.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter has been secretive when it comes to Marian Gaborik's status lately, which isn't surprising given that it's the playoffs. Still, it's hard to tell at this time if Gaborik has a shot at playing in Game 1 of the first round. Thursday's practice might provide us with more insight though.
Apr 14 - 8:42 AM

Darryl Sutter will not tell us how Marian Gaborik, or any other player, is doing during the playoffs.

"I have no desire to give you any information on the stitches anybody got or what’s wrong with them," Sutter told Joshua Cooper. Well, that's about as Sutter as it gets. Here's what we know: Gaborik skated on Friday, which is a great sign given he has a knee injury. But there's no timetable for his return just yet. Gaborik posted a league-leading 14 goals to go along with 22 points during 2013-14's Stanley Cup championship with the Kings.
Apr 12 - 6:34 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) skated on Friday.

There is no timetable for the winger's return but he is making progress. Gaborik was injured on February 12 against the Rangers. GM Dean Lombardi was hoping that Gaborik would return before the start of the playoffs but that is not happening and he may not see any action in at least the first round. Gaborik ends the season with only 12 goals and 22 points in 54 games so the likelihood of him being a fantasy asset next season is slim.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 9 - 8:27 AM

Marian Gaborik (knee) should resume skating in the near future.

At the same time, Gaborik isn't likely to return before the end of the regular season. He has 12 goals and 22 points in 54 contests this season. He last played on Feb. 12.
Mar 18 - 3:57 PM

Kings GM Dean Lombardi is hoping that Marian Gaborik (knee) will be able to return a bit before the playoffs.

"We’ll see," Lombardi said. "I mean, the thing with these things, is there is an element of two things. One, how quickly he heals, and secondly, how hard he works. I think you guys know the story of Tony Granato, when Tony pulled it off where … when [he injured] his ACL – I had him in San Jose – he set a record for coming back in six weeks. It was ridiculous. So part of a player coming back in this type of injury is one, just his biological makeup in terms of healing, and secondly is how hard you work, and Granato was an absolute nut and broke the record for coming back. I mean there’s been anywhere from somebody with Granato’s injury – he did it in five weeks – and other people took ten weeks, so we’ll see, but that would probably be a reasonable estimate, sometime close to the playoffs, very close." Gaborik has 12 goals and 22 points in 54 contests in 2015-16.
Mar 1 - 9:19 AM

The Los Angeles Kings have placed Marian Gaborik (knee) on injured reserve.

He suffered the injury during Friday's game against the New York Rangers. The 33-year-old is considered day-to-day at this point. He has 12 goals and 22 points in 54 games this season.
Feb 13 - 1:52 PM

Marian Gaborik has left Friday's match with the Rangers due to a knee injury.

The Kings are officially calling it a lower body injury, but he was clearly seen favoring his left knee after a failed check on Dominic Moore. Gaborik did however pick up his first power play goal of the season, his 12th goal overall, during his 3:31 of work before departing.
Feb 12 - 8:32 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Michael Latta
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Teddy Purcell
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
5Adrian Kempe
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Rob Scuderi
7Zach Trotman
8Tom Gilbert
9Paul LaDue
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff