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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
Contract: view contract details

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Marian Gaborik (knee) might be able to return in a couple weeks, according to Kings GM Rob Blake.
Gaborik participated in a full practice on Sunday for the first time in six weeks, so he's been showing signs of progress lately. His last NHL game was on April 9. Nov 15 - 4:49 AM

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Although he participated in a full practice for the first time in six weeks, Marian Gaborik (knee) has no timetable for his return.

"That’s the first time he’s skated with the team in six weeks," coach John Stevens said. "It was great that he’s with the team, I think it’s great for him, it’s good for us. He looked it good in practice. He’s got to get his timing back. That’s the first contact he’s had in quite a while. Skating on his own for quite a bit now just trying to get his legs back under him, but it was good to see him out there today and participate as much as he was able to." The injury-prone winger has had only one season of more than 30 points in his last five seasons and that was 47 in the 2014-15 campaign. He is no longer a top six forward in the NHL.
Nov 12 - 7:05 AM

Marian Gaborik practiced with his teammates on Saturday.

Gaborik admitted after practice that he still needs to get the "whole package together" before returning to the lineup. Today was his first real full practice since his knee injury. The three time NHL All-Star has yet to appear in a game this season.
Nov 11 - 3:58 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) participated in the Kings' morning skate.

That's very encouraging, but there isn't a timetable for Gaborik's return yet. "The next step for him will be to get his timing back," Kings coach John Stevens said. "Once he gets his timing back, it will be a contact situation. He’s progressing." Gaborik hasn't played yet in 2017-18.
Nov 8 - 5:10 AM

Marian Gaborik (knee) has begun to skate.

The hope is that Gaborik will start practicing with the Kings "in the next little while," according to Kings coach John Stevens. He hasn't played yet this season due to the injury. He had 10 goals and 21 points in 56 contests in 2016-17.
Nov 1 - 6:00 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) is almost ready to start skating.

The oft-injured winger is recovering from knee surgery and has not played in a game this season. It's nice to hear he is inching back to action, but we would take a wait-and-see approach with Gaborik before we added him to our roster. He isn't with the team on the road.
Oct 28 - 1:51 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) still isn't skating.

Beyond that, there has been no update on Gaborik's status. It's not clear when he'll be back, but this might be a no news, is bad news kind of situation. We wouldn't count on him returning soon, but there's always the possibility that he'll surprise us.
Oct 13 - 5:12 AM

Marian Gaborik (knee) hasn't resumed skating yet.

"They felt he could use some rest, maintenance days," Kings coach John Stevens said. "We haven’t put a timetable on it, so I wouldn’t call it a setback. I think he’s just going to need rest and time and we’ll make sure he gets it." It seems safe to say that Gaborik won't be available for the season opener. Beyond that, who knows. Unfortunately, Gaborik being sidelined is a very familiar scenario and we can only hope that when he returns, it will be for a long time.
Oct 4 - 5:15 AM

Marian Gaborik (knee) was kept off the ice for a couple days, but he should skate on Friday.

It's not clear if Gaborik will be ready for the start of the season, but for the most part it does sound like he's been making progress. He's left a lot to be desired over the past two seasons with a combined 20 goals and 43 points in 110 games.
Sep 28 - 4:13 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) still hasn't been cleared to return to action.

"No, I mean, he's just moving along, progressing along," said coach John Stevens. "He's had some really good progress here, but he had some minor setbacks along the way, too. He's obviously been integrated into some full practice situations, so we're just going to monitor him, see how he responds each day. Most of it's been positive, but no, he's not been fully cleared." Gaborik has work to do before he can put his chronic knee issue behind him.
Sep 25 - 5:32 PM

Marian Gaborik (knee) is making progress, but there's still no timetable for his return to game action.

Gaborik took part in line rushes and participated in most of the drills on Wednesday at practice. He also took some contact, but he isn't sure if he'll play in the preseason.
Sep 20 - 3:15 PM

Marian Gaborik is making progress in his recovery from a chronic issue related to his left knee.

"He's been skating, he's been integrated into some practices non-contact, and they're moving along. He is getting stronger," coach John Stevens said. "He's not going to China with us. He's going to stay here and continue his rehab here and keep progressing along. We're going to meet with Matt Price and John Meyer and Chris Kingsley before we go just to see at what point he can be integrated into practices. We're hoping that's a little bit when we're gone. But we're going to take it each day. He skated today early by himself. He was on the ice at 7:00 this morning. He's going to continue to skate, and he's close to a point where he can get his timing back on top of his hockey conditioning." Gaborik only played in 56 games last year after he skated in 54 contests in 2015-16.
Sep 13 - 5:12 PM

Marian Gaborik won't be ready for the start of training camp, per GM Rob Blake.

Gaborik underwent a non-surgical procedure to repair a tendon and a ligament during the off-season, according to "He’s progressing pretty well from the summer," Blake said. "He still has some difficulty with some of the lifts and the strength. We’re probably not sure if we’ll see him in training camp right away, but again, he’s a guy that trains at a very high level and he’s made a commitment to stay in L.A. after he got married, get the rehab back on course. We’re hopeful he can get back to the level that he started last season and the World Cup at." Injuries have always been an issue with Gaborik. Even if he does return to full health from this particular one, it's far from guaranteed that he'll be able to stay on the ice all season.
Aug 21 - 10:35 AM

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

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

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