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Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension
Kings' Alec Martinez has no ill effects in return, gets deal extension

A good day turned into an excellent one for Kings defenseman Alec Martinez on Wednesday. First, he suffered no ill effects from his return to the lineup Tuesday night against Boston after being sidelined because of an injured finger. Then he practiced Wednesday without any issues and several hours later signed a six-year, $24-million contract extension. The deal carries an annual average value of $4 million, and he became the second Kings defenseman to sign a long-term deal since the season started, joining Jake Muzzin. He signed a five-year, $20-million contract extension in October. Next, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi presumably will turn his attention to his talented young...

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