Matt Carle has received great reviews from his new team in Tampa Bay.
"He gives false information (deception) when he handles the puck, which is really important because it gives our players more time now to get open," coach Guy Boucher said. "He really added on to our defensive game and our our offensive game." Carle has been paired with Eric Brewer on the Lightning, where he has averaged nearly 23 minutes of ice time per match. He has also been solid offensively with a goal and two assists, with seven shots, in five games.