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Derek Forbort | Defenseman | #24

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / LA

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Derek Forbort was scoreless with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 3-1 win at Chicago, but he was able to racked up five blocked shots and a hit.
Forbort isn't terribly reliable for offensive statistics, potting just one goal with 13 points and a plus-15 rating through 57 games. However, he has managed an impressive 108 hits with 113 blocked shots, one of just 16 NHLers with at least 100 hits and blocks this season. Feb 20 - 12:10 AM

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Derek Forbort registered three assists in Friday's 3-1 win over the Florida Panthers.

Forbort picked up the primary helpers on second-period goals by Derek Shore and Jonny Brodzinski. He also helped set up Anze Kopitar's goal early in the third period. Forbort finished the game with a plus-3 rating and three hits in 24:58 of ice time. The 25-year-old has one goal and 12 points in 52 games this season. This was his first multi-point effort of 2017-18.
Feb 9 - 11:31 PM

It appears defenseman Derek Forbort (upper body) will return tonight against the Arizona Coyotes.

Forbort missed two games with an upper-body injury before returning against the Preds on Thursday. He was then absent from practice on Friday due to the same issue before practicing fully this morning. The 25-year-old blueliner will be paired up with Drew Doughty tonight.
Feb 3 - 1:08 PM

Derek Forbort (upper body) didn't participate in Friday's practice.

Forbort returned from an upper-body injury on Thursday. Given that he didn't practice on Friday though, it's not clear if he's available for Saturday's game.
Feb 2 - 3:54 PM

Derek Forbort (upper body) will play in Thursday's game against the Nashville Predators.

Forbort has missed each of the last two games. He has one goal and eight assists in 48 games this season. The blue liner has no fantasy value.
Feb 1 - 8:25 PM

Derek Forbort (upper body) was on the ice for Monday's practice.

Forbort's status for Tuesday's game remains unclear, but he should be regarded as day-to-day rather than out long-term. He's missed one game so far due to the ailment.
Jan 30 - 9:33 AM

Derek Forbort (upper body) wasn't able to play on Wednesday.

Forbort left Tuesday's game in the second period and didn't return. He's regarded as day-to-day and will have some time to rest up given that the Kings are now done until after the All-Star break.
Jan 25 - 4:08 AM

Derek Forbort suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday.

Forbort sustained the injury in the second period and didn't return. It's not yet known how significant his injury is.
Jan 24 - 9:58 AM

Derek Forbort registered an assist in the Kings' 3-2 overtime loss versus Vegas on Thursday.

That was Forbort's seventh assist in 38 games this season. He hasn't found the back of the net since Dec. 15, 2016 though.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 04:40:00 AM

Derek Forbort has agreed to a two-year, $5.05 million contract extension.

Forbort is in the final season of a two-year, $1.3 million deal. If he didn't re-sign then he could have become a restricted free agent this summer. He has two assists in six games this season.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 05:53:00 PM

Derek Forbort had a minor surgical procedure on his left knee.

He is slated to be available for the start of training camp in the fall. Forbort appeared in all 82 games with the Kings during the regular season and he contributed 18 points, with 54 penalty minutes.
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 03:16:00 PM

Derek Forbort played a career high 25:07 Tuesday in a win over San Jose.

Forbort has been a pleasant surprise fantasy-wise for the Kings as the defenseman has two goals and 11 points with 40 penalty minutes in 38 games. He is worth taking in deep leagues that use the penalty minute category as the Kings have been relying on him more and more. He was drafted 15th overall in 2010 and has finally been able to crack the Kings lineup.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 08:23:00 AM

Derek Forbort has reached the double-digit marker in points for his career thanks to his assist during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Senators.

Forbort is now has eight points through 27 games this season, and 10 points in 41 career games. Suffice it to say, he doesn't boast much fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:41:00 PM

Derek Forbort has no points and 28 penalty minutes in 12 games this season.

Those 28 PIM put Forbort in a tie for the most among defensemen this season. However, he's not likely to start making meaningful offensive contributions. He's also averaging just 13:52 minutes per game, although he has gotten significantly more than that lately with Brayden McNabb injured and Tom Gilbert suspended.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:21:00 AM

Derek Forbort is expected to be ready for training camp after he underwent successful surgery to his abdomen area shortly after the NHL Draft in June.

He is waiver eligible for the first time, but it won't be easy for him to claim a roster spot with the Kings. Outside of the top-four group, Forbort has to compete with Rob Scuderi, Matt Greene, Zach Trotman, Tom Gilbert and Kevin Gravel. Forbort recorded one goal, two points and 17 shots in 14 outings with Los Angeles last season.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 08:35:00 AM

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D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
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5Derek Forbort
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7Kevin Gravel
8Paul LaDue
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