Matt Carle D TB 6 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 7 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 7 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 9 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.

Matt Carle D TB 10 Months

Matt Carle played on the first power play Thursday with the injury to Sami Salo.

Salo usually gets first power play time with four forwards so the first unit of Martin St. Louis, Steve Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone were not used to playing alongside Carle. Carle will see second power play time once Salo returns so look for a 35-40 point season from the veteran Carle.

Matt Carle D TB Apr 08 '13

Matt Carle registered an assist on Sunday.

That extended Carle's point streak to a career-high five contests. That helped him bury a particularly cold patch from late February to late March. He has four goals and 18 points in 38 games this season and should be able to maintain that pace for the remainder of the campaign.

Matt Carle D TB Apr 06 '13

Matt Carle had a two-point night in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.

Carle, who had a goal and a helper, now has points in four straight games. The goal was his fourth, and he now has 17 points. Richard Panik had the other goal, his second of the year. Vincent Lecavalier , Steven Stamkos and Benoit Pouliot had assists.

Matt Carle D TB Mar 23 '13

The Lightning want to use Ottawa's resiliency in the face of numerous injuries as an inspiration for themselves.

The Lightning have lost 54 man games due to injury and are 12th in the East, as compared to the Senators who have lost key players and are fifth. "Ottawa is probably one of the better teams in dealing with that type of adversity so I think we could try to take a page out of their book,'' Lightning defenseman Matt Carle said. "You never use injuries as an excuse, they are part of the game and it's just how you react to having guys out of the lineup.''

Matt Carle D TB Feb 07 '13

Matt Carle scored his second goal in a Tampa Bay uniform in the Lightning's 4-2 loss to New Jersey on Thursday.

Carle has been a strong addition to Tampa's blueline this campaign, where he has logged plenty of ice time and contributed seven points in 10 contests. Nate Thompson scored the club's other marker in the match, while Martin St. Louis picked up two assists.

Matt Carle D TB Jan 28 '13

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.