IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter (upper body) participated in morning skate, but didn't take part in line rushes and remained on the ice late, making him unlikely for Thursday's game against the Flames, LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter appears close to rejoining the lineup, but it looks as though he's still not ready. Assuming he misses the contest again as expected, the veteran's next chance to return comes Saturday against the Flyers.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter (upper body) won't play Tuesday against the Oilers, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tuesday's matchup with Edmonton marks the second-consecutive contest Carter will miss with an upper-body injury he sustained in Saturday's game against the Coyotes. The former first-round pick will hope to return to action Thursday against Calgary.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter (upper body) was not on the ice for warmups Monday prior to the Kings' contest against Vancouver, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is highly unlikely Carter will play Monday after sitting out warmups. His next chance to return to the ice will come Tuesday when the Canucks play at Edmonton.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter (upper body) has rejoined his teammates in Vancouver, but remains day-to-day heading into Monday's game against the Canucks, the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter reportedly returned to Los Angeles for personal reasons, though neither he nor the team revealed exactly why. Regardless, he's now back with the team, and the upper-body injury is the only thing keeping him out of the lineup. The veteran's status for Monday's game remains unclear, but pregame warm-ups should confirm it.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter (upper body) is considered day-to-day, and will rejoin the team on its upcoming road trip, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter left the team to have his upper-body injury examined in Los Angeles, but the results must have revealed nothing serious as he should rejoin the team soon. There's no indication that he'll be available Monday, but he hasn't officially been ruled out yet.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter will go back to Los Angeles to have his upper-body injury examined, instead of continuing on the road with his teammates, according to Helene Elliot of the Los Angeles Times.

EDGE Analysis

Carter was injured Saturday night on the first day of a four-game road trip and will presumably sit out Monday's game in Vancouver. The Kings also have games Tuesday (in Edmonton) and Thursday (in Calgary) before returning home next Saturday against Philadelphia.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter suffered an upper-body injury in Saturday's game and is not expected to return, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The details of Carter's setback are uncertain, but expect an update on his status when the Kings release more information.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter garnered an assist Tuesday against the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

Carter has been relatively quite over his last five games, notching just two assists. Overall, the veteran center is putting up some solid offensive numbers, leading all Kings' skaters with 28 points in 33 games, including five power-play points.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter contributed an assist in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Carter is riding a four-game points streak that includes a goal and three assists. As usual, he's contributing in all key offensive categories and has a plus-15 rating to boot. He's probably cemented in most fantasy lineups and for good reason.

IRJeff Carter
C LA
2 years ago

Carter scored two goals, including a shorthander, on seven shots against the Red Wings on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

That gives Carter nine goals, and 19 points, on the season. He's also a plus 12 now, which is one of the league's best totals. He owes that to being plus-five in his last four games.