Jeff Carter
C LA
2 weeks ago

Carter had an assist while taking six shots on goal during Sunday's 2-0 win over Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Carter assisted the Kings' second goal of the game, an empty net insurance goal in the final minute of the win. It was the ninth assist of the year for Carter, as he upped his point total to 14 in 27 games played. Carter also fired a team-high six shots in the game, but was unable to claim a goal for himself.

Jeff Carter
C LA
3 weeks ago

Carter notched a power play goal Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Carter has done a nice job producing as of late with three points in his past four games, but the Kings just aren't generating enough offense (2.2 goals per game) to make him a valuable option in many formats. If L.A. gets things figured out on offense, he'll be worth having, but for now, he's limited to matchup-based spot starts.

Jeff Carter
C LA
3 weeks ago

Carter had an assist during Sunday's 5-2 win over Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

Carter set up one of his side's five goals, ending the game with one point and one shot on goal. It was the eighth assist of the year for the center as he now has 12 points in 23 games played.

Jeff Carter
C LA
1 month ago

Carter unloaded a power-play goal to complement a 5-on-5 assist in Saturday's 4-1 home win over the Blue Jackets.

EDGE Analysis

Carter has two consecutive multi-point outings, and three of his four goals this season have taken place on the man advantage. Even the casual hockey fan should be familiar with Carter -- he's produced 0.74 points per game over 14 seasons between the Flyers, Blue Jackets and Kings -- but his team is averaging a league-low 2.15 goals per contest, thus making it difficult for Carter to produce consistently.

Jeff Carter
C LA
2 months ago

Carter scored with the man advantage and set up an Ilya Kovalchuk goal, but his team dropped a 5-2 decision to the Flyers on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Carter ended a three-game scoring drought by hitting the twine in the second period and giving the Kings a chance before things fell apart over the rest of the contest. Los Angeles' struggles aren't helping Carter, who is producing at slightly below average by his usual standards. Keep him active, but be open to other options if a matchup is good.

Jeff Carter
C LA
2 months ago

Carter notched one goal on four shots and added two assists in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens.

EDGE Analysis

After going pointless in his first three games, Carter broke out Thursday night, tallying three points in just over 15 minutes of ice time. His goal came midway through the third period and nixed any thoughts Montreal may have had about a potential comeback. He'll look to build off his impressive showing Thursday when the Kings visit Ottawa on Saturday.

Jeff Carter
C LA
3 months ago

Carter produced both goals for the Kings in their 4-2 split-squad road loss to the Coyotes on Tuesday. His third-period tally took place with the man advantage.

EDGE Analysis

Carter's surgically repaired ankle does not seem to be bothering him all that much, as skated for 21:31 of ice time in this one. In fact, that was more ice time than any other forward had logged between the two Pacific Division teams.

Jeff Carter
C LA
3 months ago

Carter is still working to strengthen his ankle post-surgery, but teammate Tanner Pearson said the veteran appeared "100 percent healthy" Saturday, when they performed on-ice drills at training camp, Josh Cooper of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kings coach John Stevens cautioned that Carter's repaired ankle is unlikely to return to normal. "That type of injury is just different," Stevens said. "It's healed but now there's scarring in there. He's got a scar he has to deal with." Carter recorded 13 goals and nine assists in only 27 games last season, so it's clear that he can still be productive after sustaining such a significant injury, and now he'll have winger Illya Kovalchuk alleviating some of the offensive challenges presented to the top-six group.

Jeff Carter
C LA
4 months ago

Carter is expected to be back to 100 percent ahead of training camp, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Carter missed a significant chunk of the season due to his ankle injury, but general manager Rob Blake told reporters he expects the center to be ready to go for 2018-19. The Ontario native logged a mere 27 games last year, but still managed to rack up 22 points when in the lineup. The veteran should continue to slot into a top-six role for the Kings.

Jeff Carter
C LA
7 months ago

Carter lit the lamp 13 times and pitched in nine assists during the 27 games he played during 2017-18, while also firing off 96 shots.

EDGE Analysis

Despite dealing with an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for four months, Carter didn't miss a beat when he returned going on a tear that saw him score six goals in nine games, and even had a hat trick March 29 against Arizona. The sniper still isn't showing any signs of slowing down and he would've been on pace for a fourth straight 60 point season barring the injury, although he did have the benefit of a 15.3 shooting percentage. Nine of Carter's points also came on the man advantage as he remained lethal on the power play, and he'll return to Los Angeles in 2018-19 and likely reprise his role on the top six and first line of the man advantage.