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Derek Forbort | Defenseman | #24

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 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. Nov 7 - 9:21 AM

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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.
Aug 9 - 8:35 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.
Jul 10 - 2:26 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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Nick Shore
4Andy Andreoff
5Trevor Lewis
6Nic Dowd
LW1Tanner Pearson
2Dwight King
3Kyle Clifford
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Marian Gaborik
3Dustin Brown
4Jordan Nolan
5Devin Setoguchi
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Brayden McNabb
5Matt Greene
6Tom Gilbert
7Derek Forbort
8Kevin Gravel
G1Peter Budaj
2Jeff Zatkoff
3Jonathan Quick