Carter said Monday that he is not retiring this summer, Josh Cooper of The Athletic reports.
The 34-year old will be looking at his 15th NHL season next year and is still under contract through 2021. Carter had one of his worst seasons offensively, accumulating 33 points in 76 games. Expect Carter to be back with the Kings next year.
Carter netted a goal on four shots and went plus-2 in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.
Carter ended the year with 33 points and a minus-20 rating in 76 games. He had 174 shots on goal and 13 of his points came on the power play. Playing mostly as a third-line center has diminished Carter's impact on the scoresheet, and a sudden return to 50-point form next season is unlikely for the 34-year-old.
Carter notched an assist, three shots and two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win against the Blackhawks.
Carter finishes March with seven points in 14 games, heating up in what's been a down campaign for the veteran center. He has 32 points (12 goals, 20 assists) in 72 appearances this season, adding 160 shots and 13 power-play points. It's enough to make him useful in deeper formats, but he likely no longer carries universal fantasy interest.
Carter supplied a helper in Monday's 3-0 win over the Flames.
The assist came on the opening tally by defenseman Derek Forbort just 57 seconds into the game. Carter has two goals and an assist over a three-game point streak, which has seen him pick up the pace a bit in March. For the year, Carter is at 31 points (12 goals, 19 apples) in 69 appearances. He's added 152 shots and 13 of his points have come with the man advantage.
Carter potted a goal on his only shot in Saturday's 4-3 shootout win over the Ducks.
Carter hit the 30-point plateau with the tally, registering 12 goals and 18 helpers in 68 games this season. With 14 points on the power play, he can provide some valuable depth in deeper formats, but the six-time 60-point center appears to be on the decline of his career at 34 years old.
Carter supplied the last goal of a 4-2 win over the Sharks on Thursday.
Carter's empty-net goal capped a three-goal third period for the Kings to rally for the win. He has 11 goals and 29 points in 67 games this season, a far cry from the 60 points he used to put up year in and year out when healthy. Carter also carries a minus-21 rating this season. He rounded out his stat line with two hits and three shots Thursday.
Carter picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Blackhawks.
The veteran center hadn't picked up a point since the All-Star break, a nine-game drought that had been broken up by a five-game absence due to a lower-body injury. Carter's struggles this season have lasted much longer than that, though -- the formerly reliable 60-point producer has only 10 goals and 27 points through 59 games.
Carter (lower body) skated 18:28 in Saturday's 4-2 defeat versus the Bruins.
Carter had a modest three shots, one hit and one blocked shot in the contest. He's scoring at the worst pace of his career, under half a point per game, but Carter can still provide value given his average of 2:37 on the power play each contest.
Carter (lower body) will play in Saturday's game versus the Bruins.
Carter has missed the last five outings but will return to his second-line center position flanked by Brendan Leipsic and Tyler Toffoli. The veteran pivot has 25 points in 51 games and will be an important addition to a Kings offense which has been heating up lately.
Carter (lower body) might be available for Saturday's clash with Boston, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Carter has missed the last five games due to his lower-body issue, but he could be ready to rejoin the lineup. Prior to getting hurt, the center was bogged down in a five-game goal drought, during which he managed just one assist, 10 shots and four hits. While the veteran certainly won't be reaching the 60-point mark this year, he could still challenge for 40 with 25 games remaining on the schedule, though he'll have to shake off any rust quickly.
Carter (lower body) is not expected to play in Thursday's game against the visiting Canucks, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Carter was able to skate on his own before practice, but got off before the rest of the team came on per Rosen. The 34-year-old will have his status monitored daily, but his absence seems likely to extend into next week. Adrian Kempe has stepped up for the Kings, currently riding a five-game point streak, so consider him as a filler for Carter.
Carter (lower body) will not play against Washington on Monday and remains "a few days away," Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Head coach Willie Desjardins sounded cautiously optimistic about Carter's status moving forward, but the veteran won't play Tuesday and -- for now, at least -- should be considered questionable at best to suit up against the Kings on Thursday. Carter has missed three games with a lower-body injury.
Carter (lower body) won't play Saturday against the Bruins, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Carter will miss a third straight contest Saturday, and the Kings have yet to establish a potential timetable for his return to game action. Another update on the veteran pivot's status will undoubtedly surface prior to Monday's matchup with Washington.
Carter (lower body) wasn't able to skate ahead of Thursday's game against the Flyers, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports. "It doesn't look like he's going to be doing anything," Kings coach Willie Desjardins said. "I think he's still probably a little bit aways - a ways away."
Even though this is a gloomy take on Carter's injury situation, and it's a virtual certainty that he'll miss the next game, the veteran pivot remains on the active roster rather than injured reserve. Adrian Kempe has really stepped up for the Kings lately, notching three goals and an assist over the past two games, so consider picking him up as a stopgap option if you're a Carter owner.
Carter (lower body) is considered doubtful to play in Thursday's clash against the Flyers, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Carter missed Tuesday's game against New Jersey, and the injury wasn't deemed to be serious. Coach Willie Desjardins confirmed that notion, even though he hasn't gotten an official update on the centerman's health from the medical staff. If Carter can't go Thursday, Nate Thompson would presumably stay in the lineup for the Kings.
Carter (lower body) won't play Tuesday against New Jersey, Patrick O'Neal of Fox Sports West reports.
Kings head coach Willie Desjardins kept open the possibility of Carter returning at some point on the team's current road trip. Nate Thompson will draw into the lineup versus New Jersey. Carter's injury isn't thought to be serious, but it's enough to keep him out against the Devils. His next chance to suit up comes Thursday in Philadelphia.
Carter (lower body) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Devils, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Carter sustained a lower-body injury in Monday's contest against the Rangers and was ultimately held out for precautionary reasons as the injury isn't believed to be serious. Adrian Kempe and Michael Amadio would be in line for extra time on the ice if the Kings continue to play it safe with Carter on Tuesday.
Carter (lower body) will not return to Monday's game against the Rangers, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
It's unclear when Carter suffered the injury, but the Kings decided to hold him out for the rest of the contest after his last shift was just 21 seconds long. Until an update on his health is available, consider him day-to-day with his status for Tuesday's game in New Jersey up in the air.
Carter's power-play assist to Dustin Brown opened the scoring Thursday in a 2-1 win over Dallas.
Carter hasn't been worth much in fantasy this year, but there's some value as of late with five points in his past three games. There's a chance he might be breaking out of his slump, so it's worth monitoring to see if he gets the job done, which could allow you to grab him for pennies on the dollar.
Carter racked up a goal and two helpers against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Carter managed just two points in seven games back from a minor upper-body injury, but went on a tear versus the visiting Penguins and recorded his fifth multi-point effort of the year. With a mere 22 points this season, the 33-year-old won't be getting back to the 60-point threshold, a feat he's achieved six times in his career.
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