Carter has retired from professional hockey, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports.
Over a 10-year NHL career, the Minnesota native played in 473 games, scored 41 goals and 93 points, and was a member of the Stanley Cup-winning 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks. Carter also played a key role in the Devils' march to the Stanley Cup Final in 2012, though the Kings ultimately lifted the trophy. Having returned to Minnesota in 2014-15 to play for the Wild, Carter began to struggle with injuries and only played 18 games in 2016-17, all of which were at the AHL level.
Carter (shoulder) signed a prorated one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Sunday, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Carter's career appeared in jeopardy following surgery on his right shoulder last season, but he will receive another shot with the Wild. However, it's unlikely the veteran will make enough of an impact to be worthy of consideration in the vast majority of fantasy leagues, as he only tallied 15 points in his best NHL season. The contract suggests he's no longer dealing with a shoulder issue, so now that he's signed, the team can place him on waivers with the intent of moving him to AHL Iowa.
Carter (shoulder) will skate with Wild during their pregame skate Friday and is likely to continue practicing with the team for the rest of February, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Russo calls Carter's participation in Minnesota's practices "a tryout of sorts" where the team will see if he can keep up physically with the pace of play and will decide if he can be of use for the rest of the season and beyond. If the Wild signed Carter by the March 1 trade deadline, he would be eligible to be on the roster for the playoffs. Either way, Carter has never put up more than 15 points in a season and would be coming off a major shoulder injury, so he shouldn't be on many fantasy owners' radars.
Carter was released from his PTO with the Wild on Sunday, and he'll undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, potentially signaling the end of his career, the Star Tribune reports.
"There's legitimate concern that this could be the end," Carter said. "Being a realist, I'm 33 years old and went into camp on a PTO. It's a five-month rehab. It'll be difficult to play my way back to the NHL on short notice after really eight or nine months off." Carter has plenty of miles on the odometer, having played for five different clubs over nine years of NHL service time, but he hasn't topped 65 games in a single campaign. The man from White Bear Lake, Minnesota has compiled 93 points (41 goals, 52 assists) in 473 career regular-season contests.
Carter is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Carter is on a professional tryout agreement with the Wild, and his chances of making the team's Opening Night roster continue to dwindle as Minnesota's training camp nears its end. The 33-year-old winger has failed to tally a single point while registering a minus-1 rating over three preseason contests with the Wild during camp, and will likely be released from his tryout agreement before Minnesota's Oct. 13 regular-season opener against the Blues.
Carter signed a professional tryout agreement with Minnesota on Friday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Given a lack of organizational depth on the outside, Carter has a good shot at making the Opening Night roster. The 33-year-old dealt with injuries last season, but also occasionally served as a healthy scratch, having appeared in just 60 contests. The winger is simply not a significant point producer and while he may secure a spot on the depth chart as a gritty bottom-six forward, he will mostly go unnoticed by fantasy owners.
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. However, the 32-year-old will remain off the depth chart as coach John Torchetti goes in another direction Tuesday. The benching should not come as a surprise, as the winger netted a paltry two points in his 10 contests prior to the 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 of the 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 while skating just over 11 minutes on average. The 32-year-old journeyman has minimal fantasy value.
Carter is dealing with an upper-body injury, and won't travel with the Wild for Sunday's road game against Chicago, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Carter's absence won't have an impact on many fantasy owners' lineups, as the 32-year-old winger has only notched 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in 58 games this season, and shouldn't be owned in the vast majority of leagues. The Wild should provide an update on Carter's status once he's ready to return to game action.
Carter tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over the Blackhawks.
Carter missed some time with an injury, but he hadn't dished out a helper since Dec. 17 prior to Sunday's tilt. It was the first multi-point effort of the season for the 32-year-old, who has just nine points on the year.
Carter (hand) will return to Minnesota's lineup Tuesday against the Islanders, NHL.com's David Satriano reports.
Carter has missed Minnesota's last seven games with a hand injury, but was apparently able to fully recover from the ailment during the recent NHL All-Star break. The 32-year-old winger will likely slot into a bottom-six role Tuesday against the Islanders.
Coach Mike Yeo indicated Tuesday that Carter (hand) will likely sit out through the All-Star break, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Carter was placed on the injured reserve Monday as well, with Tyson Strachan taking over his spot on the roster. Given Yeo's statements Tuesday, Carter won't be expected back on the ice until Feb. 2 against the Islanders at the earliest.
Carter (hand) has been placed on injured reserve, Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune reports.
Carter is having trouble with a nagging hand injury that he aggravated in a tussle Jan. 10 against New Jersey. Taking his roster spot is Tyson Strachan, a 31-year-old who has bounced between the organizational ranks for most of his career.
Coach Mike Yeo indicated Thursday that Carter (hand) will be held out through the weekend.
Carter injured his hand twice, the second time during a fight in the game Jan. 10 against the Devils. It appears the issue is serious enough to hold him out through the weekend, making his next chance to return next Wednesday against the Ducks.
Carter (hand) won't play Tuesday against the Sabres.
Carter missed Minnesota's matchup with the Blue Jackets on Jan. 5 with a hand injury, but reportedly suffered a different hand ailment during his fight with the Devils' Jordin Tootoo in Sunday's game against New Jersey. The 32-year-old winger's latest hand issue will force him to miss Tuesday's tilt against the Sabres, and could hold him out of Friday's matchup with Winnipeg as well. Expect an update on Carter's status ahead of Friday's contest.
Carter (hand) is part of the lineup Thursday against the Flyers.
Carter was expected to rejoin the lineup Thursday after missing a game due to a hand injury, and that's indeed the case. He's expected to serve as the right wing on the fourth line alongside Chris Porter and Jarret Stoll in his return.
Carter (hand) won't play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports.
Carter took part in Tuesday's morning skate, and reportedly could play if necessary, but won't primarily for precautionary reasons. The 32-year-old winger has been dealing with a nagging hand injury for awhile now, so the Wild are hoping his absence Tuesday will help him fully recover from the ailment. Given the optimism surrounding his situation, Carter may be able to return to action as soon as Thursday against the Flyers.