Matt Carle D TB 2 Months

Matt Carle (foot) expects to practice Tuesday and he should be in the lineup when Tampa Bay plays in Nashville on Thursday.

"Not skating for two weeks helps, but I guess it's just one of those things that are just annoying," Carle said. "We'll see how the next two days go, stick to the rehab and try to get it better as much as we can." He said he's been dealing with a foot issue for about a month, but it won't prevent him from playing.

Matt Carle D TB 2 Months

Matt Carle has allegedly been dealing with a foot injury for a month.

Well that would explain his production drop off. He is going to practice Monday with his teammates. Carle is confident he'll be ready to go once NHL play resumes for the Lightning on Thursday.

Matt Carle D TB 2 Months

Matt Carle has an issue with his foot, so he didn't practice Wednesday.

Coach Jon Cooper is hopeful that Carle will be ready to play when Tampa Bay plays in Nashville once the Olympic break is over.

Matt Carle D TB 3 Months

Matt Carle scored in Tampa Bay's loss to Toronto on Tuesday night.

It was just his second tally of the 2013-14 season. Carle has 25 points and a plus-16 rating in 53 games. Fellow Lightning rearguard Mark Barberio had the team's other goal in a 3-2 loss to the Leafs.

Matt Carle D TB 3 Months

Matt Carle stretched his assist streak to seven games on Monday with a power-play helper on Alex Killorn's 12th goal of the year.

Carle has racked up nine assists during his scoring spree to give him 23 points in 46 games. He hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 24, but he does have a plus-15 rating and 95 blocked shots.

Matt Carle D TB 3 Months

Matt Carle set a franchise record on Saturday versus Philadelphia with a plus-6 rating.

He also extended his assist streak to six games by contributing two helpers in Tampa Bay's 6-3 victory. Carle has one goal, 22 points and a plus-16 rating in 45 games this season.

Matt Carle D TB 3 Months

Matt Carle has registered at least one assist in five consecutive games.

Carle is quietly putting together a nice season with 20 points in 44 games and a plus 10 plus/minus rating. Needless to say, if Carle is available on your waiver wire and you are in need of a blueliner, pick him up.

Matt Carle D TB 3 Months

Defenseman Matt Carle notched two assists in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton Sunday night.

Carle assisted on goals by Victor Hedman, his eighth of the season, and Nikita Kucherov (sixth). Valtteri Filppula (16th) also scored a goal for the Lightning.

Matt Carle D TB 4 Months

Matt Carle has a team-leading 75 blocked shots in 36 games this season.

Carle got off to a rough start this season, but he's found his groove and was particularly helpful when Victor Hedman was recently sidelined with a lower-body injury. He has 13 points in 36 games this season and we wouldn't be surprised if he improves upon that pace a little bit in the second half of 2013-14.

Matt Carle D TB 6 Months

Matt Carle earned two assists in Thursday's thumping of the Florida Panthers.

Carle has three assists, nine shots and a plus-3 rating in four games this year. Sami Salo and Alex Killorn also recorded two helpers apiece in Thursday's 7-2 victory.