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Alec Martinez's return to Kings lineup not imminent
Alec Martinez's return to Kings lineup not imminent

It was impossible to tell from the Kings’ morning skate whether struggling left wing Tanner Pearson will stay in the lineup against Carolina or be scratched from Thursday’s game against the Hurricanes at Staples Center, but one thing was clear: Defenseman Alec Martinez will remain out because his surgically repaired left pinky finger hasn’t fully healed. Martinez, who was injured last Thursday while blocking a shot, skated alone, after his teammates had gone through their morning skate. Afterward, Coach Darryl Sutter said the one-week recovery period that was initially projected for Martinez by General Manager Dean Lombardi was too optimistic. “We’ve just...

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