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Penguins' Jeff Carter: Solid in postseason
Carter garnered four goals and one assist, including two power-play points, in seven playoff matches with the Rangers.
Carter's numbers in the postseason followed a fantastic season in Pittsburgh in which he tallied 19 goals, his highest total since 2016-17 when he was with the Kings. The 37-year-old Carter will be back with the Penguins next season and could be elevated into a second-line role depending on whether the team re-signs Evgeni Malkin and/or Bryan Rust.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Records power-play assist
Carter notched a power-play assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Rangers in Game 7.
Carter set up Danton Heinen's game-tying goal in the first period. The return of Sidney Crosby from an upper-body injury saw Carter take a cut from 18:23 of ice time in Game 6 to 15:56 in Sunday's game. The 37-year-old ended the playoffs with four goals, one helper, 21 shots on net, 14 hits and a minus-6 rating in seven appearances.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Buries goal Friday
Carter scored a goal on six shots, logged three hits, blocked two shots and went minus-2 in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers in Game 6.
Carter has four goals in his last four games, though all of his tallies in the postseason have come on Pittsburgh ice. The center has added 21 shots on net, 13 hits and a minus-5 rating while playing on the third line and second power-play unit.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Scores again in win
Carter scored a goal on two shots in Monday's 7-2 win over the Rangers.
Carter deflected a pass from Jason Zucker late in the second period to extend Pittsburgh's lead to 6-2. The 37-year-old center now has three goals in the series after scoring twice Saturday. Carter has 46 goals and 36 assists in 130 career playoff games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Scores twice in win
Carter scored a pair of goals -- one on the power play and the other into an empty net -- in Saturday's 7-4 win over the Rangers in Game 3.
Carter had been held off the scoresheet in the first two games of the series. He put the Penguins ahead 2-1 with a deflection on his first-period tally before adding insurance with an empty-netter in the third. The 37-year-old center has played a third-line role with time on the second power-play unit in the postseason. He had 19 tallies, 26 helpers and 200 shots on net in 76 regular-season outings.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Slides assist in easy win
Carter registered an assist in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Red Wings.
The assist is great and all, but Carter has looked a bit sluggish in the attacking zone as the regular season winds down. He's recorded only one shot over his last three games, and it's been nearly a month since the veteran has strung together a multi-point outing. That said, there's still deep-league value in the 37-year-old's season total of 18 goals and 25 assists through 73 contests.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Good to go
Carter (lower body) will play Saturday against the Red Wings, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Carter exited Thursday's win over Boston with a lower-body issue, but whatever forced him from that contest clearly wasn't overly serious. The 37-year-old vet has collected three points through his last four games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Leaves game with LBI
Carter is being evaluated for a lower-body injury after leaving Thursday's game versus the Bruins, Mike DeFabo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Carter twice retreated to the locker room in the third period, and the second time was for the remainder of the contest. He picked up an assist prior to his exit, giving him five points through nine games in April. More information on Carter should be available before Saturday's game versus the Red Wings. The Penguins should be fine for their second-line center even if Carter misses time, as Evgeni Malkin is set to return from a suspension Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Earns assist in loss
Carter picked up a helper in Tuesday's 6-4 defeat to the Avalanche.
Carter remains stuck in a four-game goal drought but could be shifted back to his preferred center position if Jason Zucker (lower body) is cleared to play against the Rangers on Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Two points in Friday's win
Carter scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
It's the first multi-point performance for the 37-year-old center since Jan. 20, and Carter managed only two goals and six points through 19 games in between. His numbers this season are about the same as last, and while Carter's third-line placement and spot on the second power-play unit still give him some value in deeper fantasy formats, his inconsistency can be tough to swallow.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Snaps five-game point drought
Carter scored the game-winning goal Thursday in a 2-0 victory over Ottawa.
Carter one-timed a pass from Kris Letang shelf over Matt Murray's blocker in the second period. The snipe snapped a five-game point drought that dated back to Jan. 25, the day before he inked his two-year contract extension. At 37, Carter is on pace to record at least 50 points, including as many as 25 goals, which would be his best single-season production since 2016-17.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Inks two-year extension
Carter agreed to terms on a two-year, $6.25 million contract extension with Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports.
Carter joined the Penguins from the Kings back in April of 2021 with a year and a half remaining on the 11-year, $58 million deal he signed with the Flyers back in November of 2020. With 21 goals and 16 helpers in just 50 games for Pittsburgh, it seems the veteran is eager to stick around the Steel City for a little longer. When everybody is healthy, Carter figures to anchor the Pens' third line, though he has been called upon to play further up the depth chart from time to time.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Sends game to OT
Carter netted a goal in a 3-2 shootout win over the Jets on Sunday.
Carter missed the first three games of the new year (not injury related) but has put up three goals and five assists in eight games since. The veteran center has benefited on a per-game basis since joining Pittsburgh two seasons ago and this season sits at 12 goals and 13 assists in 35 games.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Third two-point night in last five
Carter dished out two assists in Thursday's 6-4 win over Ottawa.
Carter helped set up some secondary scoring, assisting on goals by Dominik Simon and Mike Matheson. With three multi-point outings in his last five games, Carter's proving that he can remain effective despite being bumped down to the third-line center role with both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin healthy.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Notches two helpers in win
Carter notched a pair of assists, including one on the power play, in Monday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights.
Carter set up Jason Zucker's goal to spark the Penguins' comeback in the second period, and he also found Sidney Crosby on the empty-netter to finish off the win. The 37-year-old Carter added six shots and three hits in the win. The veteran center moved back to his natural position after a couple of games on the wing, filling a third-line role with power-play duties Monday. He's up to 22 points (four on the power play), 106 shots on net, 40 hits and a minus-3 rating through 32 contests. While Carter's been solid, moving down the lineup is likely to slow his scoring pace going forward.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Nets two goals in win
Carter scored twice, logged two hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Ducks.
Carter moved to left wing with Evgeni Malkin (knee) back in the lineup, though the former took 12 faceoffs and won nine of them. The 37-year-old Carter had the opening tally just 1:05 into the game and added an empty-netter in the third period. Carter's up to 11 tallies, 20 points, 92 shots on net, 35 hits, 22 PIM and a minus-1 rating through 29 contests. He'll continue to be a solid depth option in fantasy as long as he's in the top six.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Returns to lineup Saturday
Carter (not injury related) will play Saturday in Dallas.
The forward has missed Pittsburgh's last three games while recovering from COVID-19. Carter, who has nine goals and eight assists this season, should play substantial minutes Saturday for a Penguins lineup with only 11 forwards.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Still sidelined Thursday
Carter (not injury related) will remain unavailable versus the Flyers on Thursday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Carter was rolling prior to his stint in the COVID-19 protocols, as he racked up five goals and three assists in his previous 10 outings. Looking ahead, the Penguins should be able to get the 37-year-old center on the ice for a practice session Friday, which should clear the way for him to play in Saturday's clash with Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Penguins' Jeff Carter: Won't play Wednesday
Carter (not injury related) will not be in the lineup against the Blues on Wednesday, Seth Rorabaugh of TribLive.com reports.
Carter had just returned to practice for Wednesday's game-day skate, so it shouldn't come as a complete surprise to see him still being held out. Without the 37-year-old veteran, the Penguins will have to utilize either Teddy Blueger or Brian Boyle in a second-line center role. Even once cleared to return, Carter may have to settle for a spot in the bottom six if Evgeni Malkin (knee) is back in action as well.... See More ... See Less
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