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Derek Forbort | Defenseman | #24

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 216
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / LA
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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. Oct 19 - 5:53 PM
Source: NHL.com

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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.
Source: LAKings.com
Apr 25 - 3:16 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.
Jan 4 - 8:23 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

Derek Forbort has signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Los Angeles Kings.

Forbort will come with a $650,000 cap hit at the NHL level. He had two goals and 10 points in 40 AHL contests in 2015-16. He also recorded a goal and an assist in 14 games with Los Angeles.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Derek Forbort found the back of the net in a 5-0 victory on Monday.

It was Forbort's first career goal in his 11th NHL game. He made the Kings' roster out of training camp, but has been used largely as a depth defenseman this season.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Derek Forbort will tag in for Christian Ehrhoff against the Coyotes on Saturday night.

This will be Forbort's 10th game of the season and he has but a point, four hits, five blocks, and eight PIMs through his first nine games. Suffice it to say he's not a fantasy option.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 09:17:00 PM

Derek Forbort and Jordan Weal will each be scratched on Tuesday's against San Jose.

Unfortunately with just 18 combined games played and little to show for their efforts, neither Forbort nor Weal are worth a spot on your roster even in the deepest of leagues.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 08:54:00 PM

Derek Forbort and Jordan Weal will each be scratched on Saturday against Toronto.

It is now the third week of December and despite LA's injury troubles and struggles on the back end of their roster, both Forbort and Weal have seen just nine games of action this season. Which unfortunately tells you all you need to know about their fantasy viability.
Source: Mike Brophy
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 06:18:00 PM

Derek Forbort is expected to be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against Montreal.

The 23-year-old has just one assist in nine regular season games in '15-16. He has no fantasy value going forward.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 06:48:00 PM

The Kings have announced that Derek Forbort, Trevor Lewis and Kyle Clifford have been scratched for Friday's game against the Penguins.

Forbort will sit for the eighth time in his last nine games. Neither of the three players have any fantasy upside.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 07:06:00 PM

Coach Darryl Sutter has elected to forego any lineup changes for Tuesday's match with Vancouver.

That means that Derek Forbort and Jordan Weal will be scratched once again. With but 10 games and 111 combined minutes played through the beginning of December, it's safe to say neither have much fantasy potential.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 09:04:00 PM

Derek Forbort and Jordan Weal will be scratched from Saturday's match with Chicago.

December is upon us, and the two youngsters Forbort and Weal have played a combined 10 games and 111 minutes thus far. Indicating all you need to know about their fantasy potential.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 28, 2015 09:39:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nic Dowd
4Nick Shore
5Alex Iafallo
6Brooks Laich
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Mike Cammalleri
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Trevor Lewis
5Justin Auger
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Derek Forbort
5Christian Folin
6Kevin Gravel
7Oscar Fantenberg
8Kurtis MacDermid
G1Jonathan Quick
2Darcy Kuemper