Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez, left, and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn battle for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Chris Carlson
November 14, 2014

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Alec Martinez has undergone finger surgery, leaving the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings short of healthy defensemen again.

General manager Dean Lombardi told the team's official website that playoff hero Martinez had surgery Friday.

Martinez was hurt blocking a shot midway through a 2-0 loss to Dallas. He left Staples Center wearing a wrap on his left hand.

Martinez won his second Stanley Cup title by scoring two series-winning overtime goals last summer. He won Game 7 of the Western Conference finals against Chicago. He did it again in the Stanley Cup finals against the New York Rangers, beating Henrik Lundqvist in Game 5.

The Kings hope Robyn Regehr will return from injury Saturday against Anaheim.

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