Marian Gaborik returned to the Kings’ lineup Tuesday after sitting out for four games because of an unspecified upper-body injury. The veteran forward played 19 shifts for a total ice time of 15 minutes, 53 seconds in the Kings’ 1-0 loss to the Buffalo Sabres. He took five shots, with three on goal and two blocked. He also had a plus/minus of zero. He played on the power-play and penalty-killing units.
Gaborik has four goals and eight points in 16 injury-plagued games this season.