The LA Kings have recalled defenseman Derek Forbort from his conditioning assignment with Ontario (AHL) and activated defenseman Alec Martinez from injured reserve according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.
Defenseman Joakim Ryan has been placed on injured reserve (retroactive to Dec. 27).
The 27-year-old Forbort has missed the first half due to an upper-body injury. He has appeared in 255 career games over four seasons with the Kings posting 52 points (6-46=52) and a plus-12 rating since being drafted in the first-round (15th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Video: VGK@LAK: Forbort pots wrister through traffic
Martinez suffered an upper-body injury Nov. 25 vs. San Jose and has missed 18 games thus far. Prior to the injury, the Rochester Hills, Mich. native appeared in 24 games and tallied five points (0-5=5). In 580 career NHL games he has 195 points (61-134=195) and plus-31 rating.
Video: NYR@LAK: Martinez puts Kings ahead in final minute
Ryan suffered a lower-body injury Dec. 27 vs. San Jose. In his first season with the Kings he has recorded three points (1-2=3) in 27 games. He has played in 133 career NHL games between the Kings and San Jose and tallied 22 points (4-18=22) and a plus-8 rating.
Video: WPG@LAK: Ryan whips puck home to kick off scoring
The Kings continue a four-game homestand tonight against the Nashville Predators on Star Wars Night presented by Mammoth Mountain.
The game starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX Sports West, the FOX Sports App and the LA Kings Audio Network on iHeartRadio.