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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 (lower body) has not gotten back on the ice yet.
Forbort has not played since Apr. 2 because of a lower-body injury. "He's just progressing along with his rehab and therapy," coach John Stevens said. "He's nowhere near the ice yet or anything. ... He's got to get healthy before he gets back on the ice, and then once he gets back on the ice, you take it from there. But he's nowhere near that yet." Apr 17 - 2:25 PM

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Derek Forbort (lower body) won't be ready to return to action for the start of the playoffs.

Forbort is going to need more time to recover from a lower-body injury and might not be available for much of the first round. We don't see any reason you should be counting on him for anything come the postseason.
Apr 7 - 1:12 PM

Derek Forbort (lower body) should be regarded as week-to-week, per Kings coach John Stevens.

In other words, Forbort will probably miss what little is left of the regular season. He might rejoin the Kings at some point during their playoff run. That's assuming that Los Angeles secures a playoff berth of course, which is very likely at this point.
Apr 4 - 3:28 PM

Derek Forbort (lower body) won't play on Thursday.

There was no firm update on Forbort's status after he was injured Monday night. Coach John Stevens said the team is still waiting to "see how he responds in the next few days." He didn't take part in Tuesday's skate.
Apr 3 - 4:56 PM

Derek Forbort (lower body) left Staples Center on crutches after Monday's 3-1 win against the Colorado Avalanche.

Forbort left the game after a crushing blow from Gabriel Bourque and he was unable to put any weight on his right knee. While there was no official update from head coach John Stevens, this looks like it could be a longer-term injury than just your garden variety day-to-day ailment. It would be a tough blow to lose the physical Forbort, as the team continues to play without Jake Muzzin. The team need to summon Kevin Gravel or Daniel Brickley to play regularly.
Apr 3 - 2:35 AM

Derek Forbort suffered a lower-body injury in Monday's game against the Avalanche in the first period after logging just 1:50 of ice time.

Forbort was crushed by Gabriel Bourque on a clean hit and he was unable to return to the bench. It's a big blow for the Kings if he is down for any length of time, as he is a physical presence delivering hits (142) and blocked shots (156). For now, consider him day to day.
Apr 3 - 1:37 AM

Derek Forbort blocked seven shots for the Kings Tuesday.

The Kings blueliner has his fantasy value in hits and blocked shots as he has 144 blocks, second on the team to Alec Martinez's 192, and 132 hits. He has only a goal and 16 points with a plus-13 and 49 penalty minutes in 73 games with the Kings this season.
Mar 21 - 8:31 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Torrey Mitchell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Alex Iafallo
2Tanner Pearson
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Dustin Brown
3Trevor Lewis
4Tobias Rieder
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Dion Phaneuf
5Derek Forbort
6Christian Folin
7Kevin Gravel
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jack Campbell