Carter (lower body) will miss Saturday's game against the Stars. He skated close to 11 minutes Friday in a loss to Winnipeg, scoring his third goal of the season to account for all of Minnesota's offense. Carter evidently suffered a lower-body injury at some point during the game, however, with the team specifying only that the ailment is in the "upper" part of the lower body.
Although his status wasn't confirmed prior to puck drop, Carter is playing in Thursday evening's tilt against the Bruins. The 32-year-old forward is expected to skate alongside Charlie Coyle and Jordan Schroeder on Minnesota's third line in the contest.
Carter (illness) is questionable to play Thursday night against the Bruins, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. Carter reportedly missed practice Wednesday, as a stomach virus has been present amongst the team. Look for the Wild to update his availability closer to the opening faceoff Thursday night.
Carter is dealing with an illness, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. No information has been revealed concerning Carter's availability for Thursday's game in Boston, but he can be considered day-to-day until more is reported. Of course, when healthy, his offensive upside is limited as a depth forward only averaging 11:23 TOI this season.
Carter scored his first goal of the season, a short-handed goal, in Saturday's win over Anaheim. While Carter scored on the penalty kill, he was also a plus-one and had two shots. Head coach Mike Yeo had been contemplating changes on the fourth line after the Wild called up Kurtis Gabriel, but Yeo said the line (with Erik Haula and Chris Porter) performed well Saturday.
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