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Derek Forbort | Defenseman

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/4/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 212

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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. Nov 28 - 9:39 PM

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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.
Nov 23 - 7:34 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.
Nov 8 - 7:31 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.
Nov 1 - 1:37 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.
Oct 29 - 1:16 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.
Oct 29 - 12:47 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.
Oct 25 - 7:00 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.
Oct 23 - 9:29 PM

Kings coach Darryl Sutter has confirmed that Derek Forbort will make his NHL debut on Friday.

Forbort was taken with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He's the last first rounder from that year to make his NHL debut. He had 15 points and 52 penalty minutes in 67 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Oct 16 - 9:15 AM

Derek Forbort might make his NHL debut on Friday.

The determining factor will likely be Matt Greene's (undisclosed) availability. Forbort had 15 points and 52 penalty minutes in 67 AHL contests last season.
Oct 15 - 2:34 PM

Derek Forbort is fighting for the final defenseman spot on the Kings in training camp.

The 23-year=old is battling Jamie McBain and Jeff Schultz and could be in tough if there are no injuries to the Kings blueline in camp as both McBain and Schultz are veterans. The former first round pick, fifteenth overall in 2010 has yet to establish himself in the NHL as he has not played in the show as of yet.
Sep 26 - 4:33 AM

Derek Forbort has been sent to the AHL Manchester Monarchs.

Forbort didn't end up making his NHL debut during his stint with Los Angeles. The Kings decision to demote Forbot comes after they acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from Carolina.
Feb 27 - 3:31 PM

Derek Forbort and Andy Andreoff will be scratched against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.

Forbort still hasn't dressed for the Kings, despite being up with them for nearly two weeks now. Andreoff meanwhile has just a dozen games to his credit. Neither have any fantasy value at this time.
Feb 24 - 8:29 PM

Derek Forbort and Andy Andreoff will be scratched in Saturday's Stadium Series series match with the San Jose Sharks.

Forbort, a 22 year old defender, has yet to dress in the NHL. But he does have 26 assists, 29 points and 79 PIMs in 126 games with AHL Manchester since 2012. Andreoff meanwhile hasn't produced anything in his first dozen NHL games.
Feb 21 - 8:15 PM

Derek Forbort has been called up by the Los Angeles Kings.

The Kings could use an extra defenseman given that Alec Martinez is dealing with concussion-like symptoms. That brought Los Angeles down to six healthy blueliners and put them in a position where Robyn Regehr was playing on Monday even though he was at less than 100% due to food poisoning. Forbort has two goals and 11 points in 46 AHL games in 2014-15.
Feb 11 - 12:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Jordan Weal
LW1Milan Lucic
2Tanner Pearson
3Dwight King
4Kyle Clifford
RW1Marian Gaborik
2Tyler Toffoli
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Trevor Lewis
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Christian Ehrhoff
5Brayden McNabb
6Matt Greene
7Derek Forbort
8Jamie McBain
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jhonas Enroth