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Derek Forbort | Defenseman | #7

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (15) / LA
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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

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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

Derek Forbort will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The 23-year-old has one assist in seven games this season. Jordan Weal will also sit out on Monday, while Andy Andreoff will play.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Derek Forbort picked up an assist Saturday for the first NHL point of his young career.

Forbort replaced Christian Ehrhoff in the Kings lineup Saturday. Forbort was drafted 15th overall in 2010 but this was just his fourth NHL game. He is not an offensive type player so pass on him and consider taking another defenseman.
Source: LAKings.com
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:31:00 AM

As expected, the Los Angeles Kings recalled Derek Forbort from the minors.

The Kings sent Forbort to the minors to get him some game action. The 23-year-old has no points and two shots on goal in two NHL games this season.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 01:37:00 PM

The decision to send Derek Forbort to the minors was motivated by a desire to get him in some games.

Forbort has only participated in two contests with the Kings, so that makes sense. He's likely to be recalled after the weekend.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Derek Forbort has been sent to the AHL.

Forbort made the Los Angeles Kings out of training camp, but he's only appeared in two games with the club. He had four goals and 15 points in 67 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 12:47:00 PM

After a 3-0 shutout win over the Hurricanes, Coach Sutter has elected to not make any lineup changes Sunday against the Oilers.

The Kings have won four straight with just four goals against in that time, so it's no surprise that Derek Forbort and Andy Andreoff can't crack the lineup.
Source: NHL.com
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 07:00:00 PM

Derek Forbort and Andy Andreoff will be scratched on Friday night against Carolina.

While Forbort has yet to contribute to the Kings and the stat sheet in a meaningful name, Andreoff has 27 PIMs through five games thus far. Gratned 15 came in one game, but if this continues he could be a boon for reverse leaguers.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Dwight King
3Kyle Clifford
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Kris Versteeg
4Dustin Brown
5Jordan Nolan
6Trevor Lewis
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Rob Scuderi
6Jamie McBain
7Derek Forbort
8Luke Schenn
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth