Carter scored a power-play goal in regulation and bagged the winner in overtime in a 4-3 win over Minnesota on Monday. Carter's now up to eight goals in just 18 games with five assists to go with them. Clearly, he's showing no rust after the ankle injury, and without the toll of a full season on the rest of his body, there's a good chance he keeps this up as the Kings make their playoff push.
Carter scored twice -- including once on the power play -- in Tuesday's shootout loss to the Coyotes. Carter has looked great since returning from an ankle injury, notching six goals and eight points in nine games. He logged 20:48 of ice time against Arizona and is back to being a fixture in the top-six and on the power play. Look for Carter to continue being a prime source of offensive production as the Kings try to secure a playoff berth.
Carter registered a goal, an assist and three shots over 17:40 of ice time during Thursday's 3-1 over the Capitals. Carter has been quick to shake off the rust after a 55-game absence due to an ankle injury. The 33-year-old center now has four goals, five points and a whopping 26 shots in six games since his return and needs to be played regularly in all formats down the stretch.
Carter scored a power-play goal and recorded nine shots during Monday's 3-2 overtime victory against the Golden Knights. After going pointless in his return to the lineup Saturday, Carter was a force during Monday's comeback win. The veteran center is a high-volume shooter who boasts a cross-category profile. Additionally, Carter is locked into a top-six role and a key cog on the No. 1 power-play unit. Just note that there might still be some rust to shake off after he missed the majority of the first five months of the season with an ankle injury.
Carter (ankle) returned to the lineup Saturday against Edmonton, firing four shots on goal in 17:36 of ice time. Carter had been out of action since Oct. 18 and made his much-anticipated return in a tight loss to the Oilers. While he was held off the scoresheet, Carter looked dangerous and came close to finding twine on a few occasions. The veteran forward had put up three consecutive 60-plus point campaigns prior to 2017-18 and makes for a great fantasy play down the stretch as the Kings try to secure a playoff berth.
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