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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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As with the last game, Kevin Westgarth and Trent Hunter came off the ice at roughly the same time, so Darryl Sutter isn’t tipping his hand there. Davis Drewiske and Alec Martinez were once again the extra defensemen.

Martinez remains a healthy scratch. The talented offensive defender has only two goals through 23 games. He has no fantasy hockey value as long as he remains in the press box.

Source: LA Kings Insider 02/3/12, 8:45 am EST

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“He’s been out there the last few days in practice, doing everything and feeling pretty comfortable. So it’s just a matter of getting everybody in here tomorrow and seeing how they’re doing.’’

Martinez returning to the lineup should help the Kings as they try to get by without Willie Mitchell. The Rochester Hills, Michigan native scored two goals in 16 games prior to getting hurt.

Source: LA Kings Insider 12/7/11, 4:27 pm EST

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