Carter's injury specifically concerns a damaged left ankle tendon, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports, adding that a return timetable of 6-to-8 weeks is probably the best-case scenario. McKenzie is one of the most respected names in hockey media, so you can put a lot of stock in his prognosis for Carter. At any rate, this is a significant injury to one of the league's top centers, who's scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday on his lacerated ankle. Expect the Kings to put Carter on injured reserve -- perhaps the long-term list -- soon enough.
Carter will undergo an operation Thursday to repair a cut he sustained to his left leg during Wednesday's win over Montreal, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. Additionally, the team announced that Carter has an indefinite timeline for his return. The Kings have been one the league's surprise teams in 2017-18 -- starting 5-0-1 after missing the playoffs last season -- and will have to do without Carter's dynamism for at least the foreseeable future. Expect a more concrete timeline to be disclosed as Carter's recovery progresses.
Carter (lower body) could miss multiple weeks with the injury that he sustained in Wednesday night's contest against the Canadiens, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. A prolific points machine who generates consistent offense year-to-year, Carter's prognosis suggests that he could wind up on injured reserve, but we'll wait for the team to officially make that call. Nick Dowd has been serving as the spare forward for the royal club, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him get more rink run in Carter's absence.
Carter suffered a lower-body injury during Wednesday's game against the Canadiens and isn't expected to return, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports. The exact nature of Carter's injury remains unclear, but the issue will shallow the Kings' forward ranks a bit for the remainder of Wednesday's tilt. Assuming he's unable to rejoin the action, his next opportunity to play arrives Saturday against the Blue Jackets. If he remains sidelined, Los Angeles will likely be forced to shuffle its lines, with Nic Dowd potentially drawing in.
Carter recorded his first two points of the season -- both assists -- in Saturday's 4-2 victory against Buffalo. His first was a primary assist on Dustin Brown's power-play tally and the second came when Tanner Pearson buried an empty netter. While his slow start is no reason to seriously panic as a fantasy owner, the fact that Carter -- who has never been shy about firing the puck on net -- has just nine shots after four games is a little bothersome.
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