Carter underwent core muscle surgery Thursday and is expected to be ready for the 2020-21 campaign, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
Carter missed the final 10 games of the regular season with what was classified as a lower-body injury at the time. The 34-year-old saw action in just 60 contests in 2019-20 in which he tallied 17 goals and 10 helpers. For the second time in the last three years, the center failed to reach the 30-point mark. Once cleared to play, the Ontario native should be capable of still anchoring the second line, though the emergence of Blake Lizotte could see Carter relegated to a bottom-six role.
Carter (lower body) continues to work on his recovery but won't be ready if the season starts back up, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
According to general manager Rob Blake, Carter needs to travel in order to meet with a specialist but is unable to do so given the current travel restrictions. The veteran center has failed to reach the 35-point mark in each of the last few seasons, in part due to various injuries. At this point, fantasy owners should probably be focused on 2020-21 in terms of a return date for Carter.
Carter (lower body) is still working on his recovery during the league's shutdown, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Carter hasn't appeared in an NHL game since Feb. 18, missing the club's previous 10 contests prior to the hiatus. Prior to getting hurt, the Ontario native notched 10 goals, 27 helpers and 182 shots while averaging just 16:56 of ice time, the lowest of his NHL career. With two years left on his contract, the 35-year-old could be a candidate for NHL Seattle if the Kings opt to expose him in the expansion draft.
Carter (lower body) will miss a seventh straight game Thursday against Toronto and remains without a timetable for his return, NHL.com's Dan Greenspan reports.
The Kings are currently second to last in the overall NHL standings and essentially have no shot at making the playoffs, so there's no reason for them to rush Carter back before he has fully recovered from his lower-body injury. The team should release another update on the veteran forward's status once he's ready to rejoin the lineup.
Carter (lower body) will miss Saturday's contest against the Devils and will also sit for Sunday's game versus Vegas, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Carter will miss a fifth and sixth contest, still slowed by a lingering lower-body ailment. According to head coach Todd McLellan, Carter will try to skate Sunday, but it depends on how his therapy goes beforehand. Expect more details to come after Sunday's game against the Golden Knights.
Carter (lower body) is day-to-day and won't play against the Penguins on Wednesday, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Carter will miss a fourth straight game, and coach Todd McLellan said "it wasn't good" when the veteran forward tried to skate Tuesday. It appears this could be a lingering issue going forward, and Gabriel Vilardi was recalled to add depth up the middle. Carter's next opportunity to crack the lineup will be Saturday against New Jersey.
Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports that Carter (lower body) will miss Saturday's game versus the Avalanche and won't play Sunday, either.
The news means Carter will miss a minimum of three games, already having missed one. According to head coach Todd McLellan, the veteran's status for Wednesday's game remains up in the air, so consider Carter questionable for his team's clash with the Penguins.
Carter sustained a lower-body injury and will miss Thursday's matchup with Florida, Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West reports.
Carter's notched three goals, one assist and 16 shots in the seven contests prior to getting hurt. The center's absence was no doubt a factor in the club's decision to promote Gabriel Vilardi from the minors. With Carter on the shelf, Vilardi could jump into a top-six role.
Carter scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flames.
Carter finished off a passing sequence from Adrian Kempe and Martin Frk for the Kings' fourth goal of the game. The veteran center's tally counted as his seventh game-winner of the year. He's up to 17 scores, 26 points and 178 shots through 58 contests, but he's picked up just six points in 16 outings since the start of 2020.
Carter scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Capitals.
The 35-year-old gave the Kings a 2-1 lead midway through the third period, but Carter's efforts quickly got overshadowed by Alex Ovechkin, who recorded a natural hat trick to erase the deficit. Carter's production has been feast-or-famine, and mostly the latter, in recent weeks -- he has three multi-point performances but 11 goose eggs in 15 games since Christmas.
Carter scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout loss to the Lightning.
The 35-year-old combined with Kyle Clifford to give the Kings an early 2-0 lead, but it didn't hold up. Carter ended a seven-game point drought with the performance, and on the season he has 13 goals and 22 points through 48 games.
Carter scored the game-winning goal and added two assists in Friday's 3-2 overtime win over the Sharks.
Carter assisted on both of Martin Frk's goals in the third period, then scored one of his own 1:31 into overtime. The three-point game gave Carter 20 points in 40 outings this season. He's added 128 shots on goal and 30 PIM. The 34-year-old is on pace to reach 40 points for the first time since 2016-17.
Carter scored for the third time in five games during Thursday's 3-2 overtime loss to Columbus.
It's been a struggle for Carter in 2019-20, the same goes for his team as a whole, but the veteran's goal pushed his point streak to five games, giving Carter 17 points in 37 games. In terms of fantasy, the 34-year-old isn't much more than a depth forward at this stage of his career. Carter belongs on fantasy benches most nights unless injuries become a problem.
Carter scored a goal on a team-leading six shots in Sunday's 4-2 win versus Detroit.
Carter opened the scoring in the first period with his 10th goal of the season, giving him a modest three-game point streak. His six shots on goal also equaled his season high. The 34-year-old isn't the point producer he once was and has 15 points in 35 games this season.
Carter scored a power-play goal in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.
Carter struck in the second period, stretching the Kings' lead to 2-0 at the time. The goal snapped a seven-game point drought for the 34-year-old. He's still managed to post nine goals, 13 points, 107 shots on goal and 26 PIM through 33 appearances this year.
Carter scored a power-play goal on four shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Carter's man-advantage tally in the second period would ultimately stand as the game-winning goal as well. It's his fourth game-winner of the season. Carter has eight scores and 12 points in 25 games this year -- he's on pace for his first 20-goal campaign since 2016-17.
Carter scored a goal and added two helpers, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-1 win over the Oilers.
A pregame ceremony honored Carter for reaching 1,000 games played, and he followed it up with an excellent performance in his 1,002nd outing. Carter has five points in his last five games, but just seven goals and 11 points in 22 contests overall this season. He's added 70 shots on goal and 16 PIM to provide a little non-scoring boost for fantasy owners.
Carter scored the eventual game-winning goal in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Wild.
Carter's tally came in the second period. The veteran forward is up to seven points and 60 shots on goal through 18 contests. Assuming he stays healthy and in the lineup, Carter will skate in his 1,000th career game Saturday versus the Golden Knights.
Carter scored a pair of goals on four shots in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Carter opened and closed the scoring, but the Canucks scored five times in between. The 34-year-old is at six points and 47 shots on goal in 13 games this season. He's seeing first-line minutes, but the production thus far isn't matching the role despite Wednesday's strong performance.
Carter scored his second goal of 2019-20 in a 5-2 loss to the Blues on Thursday.
The 34-year-old scored the game's opening goal. Carter began the year in a bit of a slump, finding the scoresheet just once in his first seven contests, but has recorded three points in three games. He is up to four points -- two goals and two assists -- in 10 contests.
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|02/15||@ COL||W 3-1||0||0||0||-1||14:18|
|02/12||vs CGY||W 5-3||1||0||1||+1||16:21|
|02/09||@ NYR||L 1-4||0||0||0||-3||17:36|
|02/08||@ NJ||L 0-3||0||0||0||0||17:06|
|02/06||@ NYI||L 3-5||0||0||0||0||16:34|
|02/04||@ WAS||L 2-4||2||0||2||+2||14:10|
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