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The Kings have placed Alec Martinez (lower-body) on IR.

Martinez will miss the Kings’ season opener with a lower-body injury, but it’s not considered serious. Martinez’s move to IR is retroactive to October 3rd, so he can come off after their second game and play next Wednesday vs. Calgary if he is healthy. In a corresponding move, the Kings have recalled Paul LaDue from Ontario (AHL).

Source: Jon Rosen 10/5/17, 9:28 am EST

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The Kings have signed Alec Martinez to a six-year, $24 million extension.

Martinez was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season (per NHLNumbers). He is now signed through the 2020-21 season and will have a $4 million cap-hit. Martinez has seven points (2G / 5A) in 18 games this season, but just returned to the lineup last night after missing seven games with a finger injury.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 12/3/14, 12:06 pm EST

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Martinez (finger) is on the ice for warmups; could be back in the lineup tonight.

Martinez has missed the last seven games with a finger injury and he has been progressing, but there was no announcement that he would be returning tonight. The fact that he is on the ice for warmups suggests that he will play, but we won’t know for sure until the end of warmups.

Source: Curtis Zupke 12/2/14, 5:07 pm EST

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Martinez (finger) getting closer, but unlikely to play Tuesday.

Martinez was on for the Kings game day skate, but stayed on for extra work, which suggests he will be scratched for the fifth straight game. The fact that he was in the skate is a good sign that he is nearing a return, it just doesn’t look like it will be tonight. Monitor his status prior to tomorrow's game in Minnesota.

Source: Jon Rosen 11/25/14, 8:51 am EST

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Martinez (finger) could miss more than one week.

Martinez skated for the second straight day on Thursday, but it sounds like he will be out longer than his original timetable of one week. He underwent a procedure that included some work done on his nailbed and head coach Darryl Sutter said “They nearly cut his finger off. I don’t think I could play in a week.” Sutter is worried the finger could become infected and doesn’t want Martinez to miss even more time. He remains day-to-day, but it sounds like he’ll be out longer than original expected.

Source: Jon Rosen 11/21/14, 4:54 am EST

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