Matthew Carle D TB 6 Days

Carle surprised with a goal and an assist in Saturday's loss to the Capitals. He now has three points in his last two games.

He's not exactly tearing things up on the score sheet and it's clear that he's no longer a 40-point defender. At this point, he'll barely crack 20 points. Nice night, but don't count on him for much.

Matthew Carle D TB 1 Month

Carle picked up an assist in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders. It's just his second assist of the season and first point in 10 games.

So, it wasn't that long ago that he delivered three seasons of 35 or more points. But his role has clearly changed this season with the addition of more quality blueliners and that has all but negated his fantasy value. He does deliver blocked shots, but that's about it. Only you know if he can help your squad.

Matthew Carle D TB 2 Months

Carle picked up his first assist of the season in Monday's 7-1 win over Montreal. He also had one minor penalty and four blocked shots.

It's those blocked shots that are a real boon to owners in specialty formats, as Carle will likely also deliver 25 points. But don't overestimate that point tally -- the Bolts are deeper than ever before on the back end, so the ice time -- and the scoring -- are spread around.

Matthew Carle D TB 8 Months

Matt Carle tallied a goal in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Montreal in Game 3 of the opening round of the playoffs.

He had two markers in 82 games during the regular season. Carle logged 25:54 of ice time on Sunday.

Matthew Carle D TB 10 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.

Matthew Carle D TB 10 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.

Matthew Carle D TB 10 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.

Matthew Carle D TB 11 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.

Matthew Carle D TB 11 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.

Matthew Carle D TB 11 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.