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Marian Gaborik | Winger | #12

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (35) / 2/14/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (3) / MIN
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The Los Angeles Kings have reportedly exposed Marian Gaborik in the expansion draft.
Gaborik is a big name, but he's unlikely to be chosen by Vegas unless the Kings sweeten the pot. Gaborik has four years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $4.875 million. The other problem with Gaborik is the fact that he has a long injury history. He's played more than 56 games just once over the last six years. Gaborik also underwent knee surgery in April. The Kings also left veteran forward Dustin Brown unprotected. Jun 17 - 7:30 PM

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According to TSN hockey insider Pierre LeBrun, the Los Angeles Kings have reached out to Vegas about selecting forward Marian Gaborik in the expansion draft.

LeBrun added that the conversation didn't last long, which means Vegas probably demanded a significant asset if they were going to take Gaborik off Los Angeles' hands. Gaborik has four years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $4.875 million. The other problem with Gaborik is the fact that he has a long injury history. He's played more than 56 games just once over the last six years. Gaborik also underwent knee surgery in April. It doesn't sound like the Kings will be able to get rid of him very easily.
Jun 17 - 11:36 AM

Marian Gaborik's surgical procedure was for a chronic issue related to his left knee.

He is considered to be questionable for the start of training camp. Gaborik's procedure was described as being "more in-depth" by the Kings.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 25 - 3:20 PM

Marian Gaborik has undergone an unspecified procedure that will prevent him from being ready for training camp.

Gaborik will be entering the fourth season of his seven-year, $34,125,000 contract. The Kings were gambling when they signed Gaborik to a lengthy contract given his injury history and unfortunately it hasn't paid off for them. Gaborik has been limited to just 54 and 56 games in each of the last two campaigns and hasn't been productive offensively when he has played. Nevertheless Kings GM Rob Blake said Gaborik will get a clean slate when he's ready to return.
Apr 24 - 6:05 PM

Marian Gaborik is a projected scratch against the Flames on Thursday.

Through 54 games this season the veteran winger has picked up 10 goals and 21 points.
Apr 6 - 9:42 PM

Marian Gaborik will return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Flames.

The veteran forward has posted just 10 goals and 19 points in 51 games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 29 - 9:06 PM

Marian Gaborik may be a healthy scratch Tuesday.

Gaborik stayed out late during the morning skate, which indicates he may be out against Edmonton. He has been scratched two other times this season.
Mar 28 - 3:38 PM

Marian Gaborik snapped a nine-game scoring drought on Monday.

After going those nine games without a point, the Kings made Gaborik a healthy scratch on Saturday. Maybe that helped spark him because he scored a goal and registered an assist in the Kings' 5-4 overtime loss to Minnesota. Gaborik has seven goals and 15 points in 39 contests this season.
Feb 28 - 6:12 AM

Marian Gaborik was a healthy scratch against the Ducks on Saturday.

He has just one point in 10 games this month, this after scoring four goals and eight points in 13 games last month. This hopefully is just a spat of rest for the veteran winger.
Feb 25 - 4:22 PM

Marian Gaborik and Paul LaDue will be scratched against the Ducks on Saturday.

Through 38 games this season the veteran winger has posted just six goals and 13 points with 18 hits and a 6.7 shooting percentage. LaDue has picked up two helpers in five games thus far.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 25 - 4:03 PM

Marian Gaborik found the back of the net in the Kings' 5-0 win over Colorado.

Gaborik's point streak is now at four games. He has six goals and 13 points in 29 contests this season.
Feb 2 - 11:23 AM

Marian Gaborik is on a three-game point streak.

Gaborik recorded an assist in the Kings' 3-2 win over Arizona. Unfortunately his recent hot streak has been one of the few bright points in Gaborik's 2016-17 campaign as he's been limited to five goals and 12 points in 28 contests.
Feb 1 - 4:37 AM

Marian Gaborik scored the game-winning goal in a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.

Gaborik took a nice feed from Drew Doughty before putting a nice move on Cam Ward to bury his 5th goal of the year. After a terrible, Gaborik now has seven points in his last 10 games, and 11 points in 27 games overall. Trevor Lewis and Kyle Clifford also scored for the Kings in the win.
Jan 26 - 9:47 PM

Marian Gaborik has four points in his last four games.

That's an encouraging sign after Gaborik recorded just five points in his first 19 contests. We might be seeing the beginning of him turning a corner this season, but he's still a significant gamble going forward.
Jan 19 - 8:47 AM

Keep an eye on the play of Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar Saturday night against the Jets.

The two have been reunited on a line and seem to be playing better. Gaborik registered two assists against the Blues Thursday night which followed a goal against the Wild last Saturday. It doesn't sound like all that much but to the eye Gaborik and Kopitar mesh well together and seem to be righting their seasons. If you are a risk taker, add these players to your roster and hope they are over the worst of their respective campaigns.
Jan 14 - 12:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nic Dowd
4Nick Shore
5Michael Amadio
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Mike Cammalleri
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
6Michael Mersch
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Derek Forbort
5Paul LaDue
6Christian Folin
7Kevin Gravel
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Darcy Kuemper
4Cal Petersen