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Report: Kings open to trading Martinez

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The Los Angeles Kings are looking to continue their rebuild by shipping out a veteran defenseman.

Blue-liner Alec Martinez, a member of the Kings' two Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2012 and 2014, is available for trade, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

The 32-year-old has another year remaining on his deal - which carries a $4-million annual cap hit - after the current campaign, so he's not simply a rental.

Los Angeles traded defenseman Jake Muzzin to the Toronto Maple Leafs last season for a first-round pick and two prospects. The expected return for Martinez is slightly less than that, LeBrun added.

Martinez, who returned from a lengthy absence on Jan. 4 due to a wrist injury, has one goal and five assists in 29 games this season.

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