Matt Carle

#25 D / Tampa Bay Lightning / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 lb Age: 31 College: Denver

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      Lightning's Matt Carle: No points in first 13 games

      Carle continues to log heavy minutes, but hasn't been rewarded with any points in his first 13 games. There once was a day when Carle flashed offence -- he had 40 points back in 2010-11. But he has solidified a role as a defensive anchor and spends far more time being a wet wool blanket on opposing forwards than pushing the pace on the breakout. Carle is as steady as they come on the ice. He's just not a steady fantasy performer.

    • Shutdown role will lower value

      News: Matt Carle has spent most of the preseason paired with Andrej Sustr, but skated Saturday with Jason Garrison.
      Analysis: A Matt Carle-Sustr pairing would be a shutdown duo and certainly wouldn't produce much fantasy goodness.
    • Lightning's Carle Good To Go

      News: Matt Carle (undisclosed) will play in Sunday's Game 5 against the Rangers, ESPN's Mike Mazzeo reports.
      Analysis: As expected, Matt Carle will rejoin the lineup after missing Friday's Game 4. He figures to work on the third defensive pairing alongside Andrej Sustr.
    • Bolts' Carle (Undisclosed) Expected To Play Sunday

      News: Coach Jon Cooper indicated he expects Matt Carle (undisclosed) to play in Sunday's Game 5 matchup with the Lightning, Bryan Burns of reports.
      Analysis: Matt Carle left Game 3 on Wednesday after taking a hit midway through the first period, and it cost him Friday's Game 4 as well. He participated in morning skate Sunday, and it appears that may be a precursor to him taking the ice with his teammates for Game 5.
    • Tampa Bay's Carle Out For Game 4

      News: Matt Carle (undisclosed) is out for Friday night's Game 4 against the Rangers, reports's Michelle Gingras.
      Analysis: It's hard to say what direction Jon Cooper will take with his lineup, as the Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan reports there's a possibility Tampa Bay will have seven defensemen for Game 3. It's still hard to say when Matt Carle will return, given there's still been no indication as to the nature of his injury.
    • Bolts' Carle Absent From Skate

      News: Matt Carle (undisclosed) was not present at morning skate Friday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports.
      Analysis: Matt Carle departed Wednesday's Game 3 with an undisclosed injury and did not return. The team has not released any information surrounding the situation, so Carle should be considered questionable for Game 4 on Friday.
    • Lightning's Carle Will Not Return Wednesday

      News: Matt Carle will not return to Game 3 on Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury.
      Analysis: Matt Carle took a big hit midway through the first period and was not on the bench for the beginning of the second. He will miss the remainder of Wednesday's contest and there's no word yet on his ability for Game 4.
    • Bolts' Carle Sidelined After Big Hit

      News: Matt Carle (undisclosed) is not on the bench for the beginning of the second period of Wednesday's Game 3 after taking a hard hit in the first period, Joe McDonald of reports.
      Analysis: Matt Carle played just 1:36 in the first period before colliding with New York's Derek Stepan, which knocked him out of the game. It's unclear at this point if Carle will be able to return to Wednesday's game.
    • Bolts' Carle Sets Up Series-Winning Goal

      News: Matt Carle assisted on Steven Stamkos' game-winning (and series-winning) goal in Tuesday's Game 6 victory over the Canadiens.
      Analysis: Matt Carle's production has been largely muted since he returned from a hip injury in mid-March. In his 26 games since, Carle has failed to score a goal and has picked up only six helpers.
    • Bolts' Carle Adds Two Helpers In Win

      News: Matt Carle dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's 5-3 win over the Bruins.
      Analysis: Matt Carle skated just 17:38 as he continues to see somewhat limited ice time since returning from a hip injury that cost him 22 contests, but he's now notched three points in four games since coming back. The 30-year-old could see an increase in ice time as he shakes off the rust, but with just 17 points on the season, the defenseman doesn't hold much fantasy value outside of deeper formats.
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