March 2, 2013 2:15 pm

Martinez activated

Defenseman Alec Martinez has been activated from injured reserve and is eligible to play in tonight’s game in Vancouver. Defenseman Andrew Campbell has been reassigned to AHL-Manchester.

Martinez missed seven games with an upper body injury suffered early in the first period of a 4-1 win at St. Louis on February 11. Los Angeles was 6-1-0 in his absence, with the lone defeat a 3-2 setback in Chicago on February 17. He has one goal, two points and an even rating in 11 games this season.

Martinez is likely to take the ice for warmups, but it is unclear whether he will actually be in the lineup for tonight’s game. Darryl Sutter spoke on Martinez after today’s morning skate, saying “He’s no different than our other young defensemen. He’s a guy who plays 12 to 15 minutes. So he’s not getting in just for what he did. He’s got to beat somebody out. When that happens, it’s based on other guys’ performance. Not that big a deal.”

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