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Jeff Carter | Center | #77

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/1/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (11) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Carter (ankle) can start practicing with the Kings.
Carter will join Los Angeles for Thursday's practice, but he's already been ruled out for Thursday's contest. It seems he's getting close to returning after missing most of the season. Feb 21 - 3:33 PM

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The plan is for Jeff Carter (ankle) to start practicing with the Kings after they complete their road trip.

Los Angeles' current trip will conclude with a game against Winnipeg on Feb. 20. Carter hasn't been able to play since Oct. 18 due to the injury. There isn't much time left in the 2017-18 campaign, but it would be a big boost for the Kings if they can get him back in time for their final push for a playoff spot.
Feb 15 - 1:25 PM

Jeff Carter (ankle) was on the ice skating near the end of the Kings' Wednesday practice.

Carter isn't ready to take part in the Kings' practices yet, but it's encouraging sign to see him there in any capacity. He hasn't played since Oct. 18 due to his ankle injury.
Jan 31 - 3:57 PM

Jeff Carter (ankle) still isn't ready to return to the Kings lineup.

Carter suffered the injury on Oct. 18, and he hasn't played since. The Kings forward will travel with the team on their upcoming trip because the team is having their father's trip, but there's still no timetable for his return.
Jan 29 - 8:17 PM

Jeff Carter (ankle) has begun to skate on his own.

There's still no timetable for Carter's return or even an indication of when he might start practicing with the Kings, but it's an encouraging move forward. He last played on Oct. 18 because of a lacerated ankle tendon.
Jan 17 - 6:19 AM

Jeff Carter (ankle) is able to walk unaided at this point.

There's no timetable for Carter's return, but Kings GM Rob Blake does expect Carter to return this season. In fact, Blake considers Carter's eventual return as the equivalent of a trade deadline pickup. "We’ll get him for nothing," Blake said. Carter hasn't played since Oct. 18 due to a lacerated ankle tendon.
Jan 4 - 10:23 AM

Jeff Carter (lower body) is not close to being able to resume skating.

Carter hasn't played since Oct. 18 after he was cut by a skate. He was seen using a motorized scooter last month and a firm timetable for his return remains uncertain. The Kings did not have an update on his status on Monday.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 02:56:00 PM

Jeff Carter was seen wheeling around in the Staples Center on a motorized scooter.

His foot was bandaged and elevated. It looks as if the rumored prognosis for Carter's injury (6-8 weeks) could be accurate based on what he is doing and how he is doing it. Still, there is no definitive timetable for his return.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Jeff Carter (ankle) has been moved to injured reserve.

Carter was cut by a skate around his ankle on Oct. 18. He is out indefinitely with what could be a month-to-month injury.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 06:36:00 PM

Jeff Carter (ankle) will reportedly miss at least six-to-eight weeks.

Los Angeles announced that Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on Thursday. He suffered a skate cut during Wednesday's game. The cut reportedly damaged a tendon in his ankle, but it's not his Achilles' tendon.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 05:56:00 PM

Jeff Carter's leg was cut by a skate during Wednesday's game and he's had surgery as a result.

Carter is out indefinitely, but beyond that we don't have a timetable for him. There was an earlier report that suggested that the skate cut caused tendon damage. He has three assists in six games this season. We wish him the best in his recovery.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Jeff Carter's injury is reportedly a cut that might have been deep enough to result in tendon damage.

Carter was hurt during Wednesday's game and left the contest early as a result. After the contest a team source said he was "going to be a little while." This all sounds pretty bad, but we'll wait for official word from the Kings.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Jeff Carter left Wednesday night's game against Montreal early because of a lower-body injury.

Carter logged just 6:55 of ice time before leaving the contest. Coach John Stevens said that Carter needed to be evaluated further and an update on his status could come Thursday. A team source said, "Going to be a little while" when mentioning the severity of the injury, which isn't an optimistic outlook. We will keep you posted when the Kings state something official on the matter.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017 08:32:00 AM

Jeff Carter picked up three assists on Saturday.

The trio of helpers give Carter 66 points this season. He will lead the Kings in points, becoming the first player to beat Anze Kopitar in 10 years for the Los Angeles lead. Carter has tied his career high in assists with 34 and it was the third straight season that he has reached the 60 point mark. He has found a home in Los Angeles with the Kings.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 08:15:00 AM

Jeff Carter reached the 60-point mark on Tuesday.

Carter recorded an assist in a 3-2 shootout loss to Arizona. This is the third straight campaign that he's reached the 60-point milestone, but in each of the previous two seasons he finished with 62 points. With that in mind, this might end up being his highest scoring season since 2008-09.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 06:14:00 AM

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C1Anze Kopitar
2Jeff Carter
3Torrey Mitchell
4Nate Thompson
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2Tanner Pearson
3Adrian Kempe
4Kyle Clifford
5Andy Andreoff
RW1Tyler Toffoli
2Dustin Brown
3Trevor Lewis
4Tobias Rieder
5Michael Amadio
6Jonny Brodzinski
D1Drew Doughty
2Jake Muzzin
3Alec Martinez
4Dion Phaneuf
5Derek Forbort
6Christian Folin
7Kevin Gravel
G1Jonathan Quick
2Jack Campbell