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Kings ready for Derek Forbort's debut and for Milan Lucic to execute on offense

Kings ready for Derek Forbort's debut and for Milan Lucic to execute on offense

Like most NHL players, Kings defenseman Alec Martinez can recall the most important details of his debut.

"I remember we lost and I was minus-2, so I choose to forget," he said of his Oct. 3, 2009, appearance in a 6-3 loss to the then-Phoenix Coyotes.

Martinez was confident that a better fate awaits teammate Derek Forbort, who is scheduled to appear in his first NHL game Friday night when the Kings (0-3-0) face the Minnesota Wild (3-0-0) at Staples Center.

"It's awesome. He had a really good camp and he’s a really good player so all he’s got to do...

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