Carrick agreed to terms on a two-year, $3 million contract with New Jersey on Tuesday.
Carrick was scheduled for an arbitration hearing, but the two sides were apparently able to come to an agreement. After being traded to New Jersey from Dallas last season, the Illinois native notched one goal, six assists and 26 shots in 20 appearances. The addition of P.K. Subban creates a bit of a logjam on the blue line, which could see Carrick struggle for ice time.
Carrick filed for arbitration Friday.
Carrick played 34 games for the Devils in 2018-19, finding the scoresheet 11 times along the way. Last year, the 25-year-old defenseman took in $1.3 million, and he should expect to sign a similar deal for the 2019-20 season.
Carrick was qualified by the Devils on Tuesday.
Carrick finished 2018-19 with a pair of goals to go along with nine assists and was a minus-13 in 34 appearances. Considering he dressed in New Jersey's final 20 games, one would assume the team has interest in bringing him back in 2019-20. Last year saw Carrick average the highest TOI of his career, playing an average of 16:48 per night.
Carrick went scoreless with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's season finale against Florida, finishing the season with two goals, 11 points and a minus-13 rating in 34 games between the Stars and Devils.
It's likely the Devils will opt to retain the restricted free agent after acquiring him at the trade deadline. Carrick has shown flashes of ability, but he hasn't been able to put it all together, recording no more than 12 points in a season while already dressing for four different NHL teams.
Carrick scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-2 win over the Rangers.
He'd gone without a point in seven straight games coming into Monday, while the goal was only his second of the season -- with the other coming in mid-October. Carrick is a solid hand in his own zone, but the 24-year-old simply doesn't offer much fantasy upside.
Carrick picked up an assist in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Oilers.
Carrick has etched his name on the scoresheet in both games the Devils have played in Alberta, but he has also taken a minus-5 rating in those two games. The defender did block three shots Wednesday, bringing his season total to 25. It's unlikely for most fantasy owners to have a need for Carrick's services.
Carrick picked up an assist but also went minus-4 in a 9-4 loss to the Flames on Tuesday.
It wasn't a pretty game for most of the Devils' roster, and Carrick was no exception. He did pick up his first point since he had two assists in his first game with the team on Feb. 25. Carrick now has a goal and six helpers in 22 games between the Stars and Devils this year.
Carrick picked up two assists in Monday's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.
The 24-year-old wasted no time in endearing himself to Devils fans in his first game since the trade from the Stars. Remarkably, Carrick is already on his fourth organization in five NHL seasons, but he might finally get a chance to establish himself as a regular member of a blue line corps on a New Jersey squad already looking ahead to 2019-20.
The Stars dealt Carrick and a 2019 third-round draft pick to the Devils for Ben Lovejoy on Saturday, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Both players involved in this deal are defensemen, but unlike Lovejoy, Carrick will be under club control as a restricted free agent this summer. Carrick's totals this season consist of one goal and three helpers over 14 games -- there's not much fantasy value here, but Carrick is moving onto his third team in two years and really would stand to benefit from more continuity with a given team.
Carrick was recalled from AHL Texas after a conditioning assignment, Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official site reports.
Carrick was sent down for conditioning Jan. 20 to get some extra reps during the All-Star break. The Illinois native suited up for just four NHL games since Dec. 31, watching several games from the press box as a healthy scratch in the process. He'll likely continue on a similar trend in the second half of the season.
The Stars sent Carrick to AHL Texas for a conditioning stint.
Carrick has been a healthy scratch in six of the last nine games, and he's averaging just 7:57 TOI when he's in the lineup. He'll look to get back into hockey shape and hopefully return for Wednesday's game versus the Sabres, but he may have to wait until after the All-Star break.
Carrick will return Monday against the Canadiens, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
Carrick will take Taylor Fedun's place on Dallas' third defensive pairing and play alongside Julius Honka. Carrick has only played nine games this season, with his last appearance coming back on Oct. 28. He has a goal and five points.
Carrick (foot) was activated from injured reserve ahead of Saturday's game against the Red Wings.
Carrick was unable to play in Thursday's game against the Predators, but it appears the blueliner -- who has been sidelined since Oct. 28 -- will finally make his return to the ice Saturday. The blueliner got off to a good start for Dallas, notching four points in the first nine games of the season, but his history of minimal offensive production and absence from the power play suggests Carrick's upside will likely remain capped.
Carrick (foot) will miss Thursday's matchup with the Predators, but is expected back soon, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
The team didn't provide a specific timeframe for when Carrick might be ready to play, so fantasy owners will have to continue taking a wait and see approach. The blueliner has been out of action since Oct. 28, a stretch of 27 games on the sidelines. Once cleared to play, Carrick will need to knock Taylor Fedun or Gavin Bayreuther from the lineup, which may not be an easy task.
Carrick (foot) will not be available until after the Christmas break, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.
The Stars are in action Dec. 27 versus the Predators, which could be Carrick's first game back from what will be a 27-game stint in the press box due to his foot injury. The 24-year-old being cleared to play will force the team to decide whether to keep Gavin bayreuther, Taylor Fedun or Julius Honka on the 23-man roster and who to send back to the minors.
Carrick (foot) will return around Christmastime, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports, citing Stars head coach Jim Montgomery.
A previous report suggested Carrick would be able to return by Dec. 7 if he stuck to the early side of his initial three-week timeline, but it's clear that the defenseman still has a ways to go. The injury to Carrick is particularly unfortunate since he managed to put up one goal and three assists through his first nine games with the Stars -- even though that's an unsustainable rate of production, he was starting to return value in deep fantasy leagues while surfacing as a budget option in select DFS contests.
Carrick (foot) remains in a walking boot, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.
Carrick's projected to return on or around Dec. 7. With four Stars defensemen on injured reserve, the likes of Gavin Bayreuther and Joel Hanley are seeing more ice time than they otherwise would at the top level.
Carrick (foot) will miss a minimum of three more weeks, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Star Radio reports.
Carrick (foot) last played Oct. 28, and won't be returning anytime soon, according to head coach Jim Montgomery. A minimum of three additional weeks of recovery time means the 24-year-old will miss the next 12 games, and possibly more. In nine appearances, Carrick has a goal and four points.
Carrick (foot) was placed on injured reserve Friday.
Carrick will at least miss Saturday's road game against the Capitals as he rounds out his recovery from the foot injury. As a result, Julius Honka should continue to be deployed on the third pair with Roman Polak.
According to coach Jim Montgomery, Carrick (foot) isn't close to returning, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Montgomery's update is rather vague, but Carrick can be considered out indefinitely until he's able to resume skating, at which point a clearer timeline for his return should be established. The Stars are currently dealing with several injuries at defense, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them recall another blueliner ahead of their upcoming four-game road trip.
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