Carter (shoulder) has been medically cleared to play, but will be a healthy scratch against San Jose on Tuesday, Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press reports. Carter was originally out with a shoulder ailment and then missed some action to be with his wife for the birth of their child. Yet, the 32-year-old will remain off the depth chart as coach John Torchetti will go in another direction Tuesday. The benching should not come as a surprise as the winger has netted a paltry two points in his 10 contests prior to injury. If his coach is keeping him out of the lineup, fantasy owners will certainly want to do the same even if he gets back on the ice.
Carter is away from the team to be with his expecting wife and will remain out of the lineup Thursday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Carter had been sidelined by a shoulder injury, but now it appears the absence may have moved on to a personal matter. The birth of a child doesn't generally keep a player away too long but there's no indication of when he's expected to rejoin the Wild. Even when he returns, Carter doesn't produce enough in fantasy-relevant stats to be worthy of a roster spot in the vast majority of leagues.
Carter (shoulder) practiced Monday for the first time since suffering his injury a little over a week ago, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He won't play Tuesday, but it sounds like he could be getting closer to a return.
Carter (upper body) is listed as out for Saturday's game against Denver, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Carter hasn't played since Mar. 19 and it's not clear when he'll return to the ice.
Carter (upper body) has been scratched Tuesday against the Kings. Carter has been in and out of the lineup since early March with nagging injuries. His infrequent appearances have been accompanied by inconsistent play, as the winger has a mere 11 points on the year. Combined with averaging only 11:09 in ice time per night, the 32-year-old journeyman has minimal fantasy value.
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