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Knights place veteran defenseman on injured reserve

Golden Knights defenseman Alec Martinez was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, coach Bruce Cassidy said.

Martinez, 36, didn’t practice with the Knights at City National Arena on Wednesday. Him going on injured reserve means he must miss a minimum of seven days.

“I’d say for now, we’ll leave it at a week until I get more information and go from there,” Cassidy said when asked about how much time Martinez could miss.

The injury could explain a recent dip in form for the three-time Stanley Cup champion. Martinez posted a minus-2 rating in the Knights’ loss to Columbus on Monday and was moved from the first pair to the third.

Contact Adam Hill at ahill@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AdamHillLVRJ on X.

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