Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter scored a power-play goal and recorded nine shots during Monday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Golden Knights.

EDGE Analysis

After going pointless in his return to the lineup Saturday, Carter was a force during Monday's comeback win. The veteran center is a high-volume shooter who boasts a cross-category profile. Additionally, Carter is locked into a top-six role and a key cog on the No. 1 power-play. Just note that there might still be some rust to shake off after missing the majority of the first five months of the season with an ankle injury.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter (ankle) returned to the lineup Saturday against Edmonton, firing four shots on goal in 17:36 of ice time.

EDGE Analysis

Carter had been out of action since Oct. 18 and made his much-anticipated return in a tight loss to the Oilers. While he was held off the scoresheet, Carter looked dangerous and came close to finding twine on a few occasions. The veteran forward had put up three consecutive 60-plus point campaigns prior to 2017-18 and makes for a great fantasy play down the stretch as the Kings try to secure a playoff berth.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter (ankle) has been activated from injured reserve and will suit up for Saturday's matchup with the Oilers.

EDGE Analysis

Carter hasn't played a game since Oct. 18, but he notched three assists and 13 shots on goal in the first six contests. The 33-year-old winger entered this season with three consecutive 60-point campaigns, so the Kings are hoping he will help spark their 19th-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) while they make a playoff run.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for Saturday's matchup against the Oilers, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter was initially considered doubtful for Saturday's affair, but he's apparently made some progress following a night's rest. Official word on his status could come down to pregame warmups, though the team will need to activate him from injured reserve in order for him to play.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter (ankle) is considered doubtful for Saturday's matchup against the Oilers, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter has taken the ice during just six games during the 2017-18 campaign, totaling three assists in his abbreviated showings. The veteran forward continues to work his way back from the injury, but he will likely miss at least one more contest before that occurs.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter (ankle) has been cleared and will join his teammates for Thursday's morning skate, freelance sports writer Josh Cooper reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter had been skating on his own for over a month before Wednesday's development, which bodes well for him as he tries to regain his game fitness. Cooper's report also rules Carter out of Thursday's tilt with the Stars, so Saturday's matchup against Edmonton will be the three-time 30-goal scorer's next chance to return to the lineup.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

According to general manager Rob Blake, Carter (ankle) will resume practicing with the team following its four-game road trip, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Carter has been sidelined since Oct. 18, it will likely take more than one practice session with his teammates for the veteran to reenter the lineup. If everything goes as planned, and the natural center doesn't suffer any setbacks, he could suit up in late February or early March. The 32-year-old will need to be activated off injured reserve in order to play, which should be the final step in his lengthy recovery process.

Jeff Carter
C LA
8 months ago

Carter (ankle) is not expected to accompany the Kings on a seven-game road trip that begins in Florida against the Panthers on Friday, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

This means that Carter should be out until at least Feb. 22. The Kings have fallen to fifth place in the standings, and coach John Stevens hopes the star pivot can "make big strides" while he stays home and continues to rehab his ankle. Fantasy owners of Carter have little choice but to wait out his injury, as he'd almost assuredly get scooped up if dropped in the virtual arena.

Jeff Carter
C LA
9 months ago

Carter has begun skating on his own, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The venerable pivot was injured in the sixth game of the season and he hasn't played since. While it's encouraging that he's back out on the ice, Carter would need to practice with contact before getting the green light to return. It was determined that the man who's averaged .740 points per game over 12 years of service time between the Flyers, Blue Jackets and Kings would held out for 6-to-8 weeks minimum, but here were are approaching nearly 13 weeks since Carter went down. His pedigree alone makes him a nice speculative pickup in fantasy, but only if you have a long bench.

Jeff Carter
C LA
10 months ago

Carter (ankle) is still not close to getting on skates, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports, and he could be months away from a return.

EDGE Analysis

Rosen added that Carter would be the equivalent of a trade deadline pickup when he does come back, which would put his return to the Kings at around March. If you can afford to play a man short and he ends up on your league's waiver wire because his owner couldn't keep him, adding him now could pay off in your title chase.