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Updates On Mike Richards And Jeff Carter

via Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

-Mike Richards took the ice for roughly 20 minutes at the Kings’ optional practice Wednesday. He did not take any contact and skated with light-to-moderate exertion. I’ll post Darryl Sutter’s quotes later this afternoon; there remains no timetable for Richards’ return to the lineup.

-Jeff Carter received 20 stitches as well as several cracked and chipped teeth after taking Duncan Keith’s stick to his face. He has put the incident behind him; his quotes will also be posted this afternoon.

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Jeff Carter received 20 stitches as well as several cracked and chipped teeth after taking Duncan Keith’s stick to his face.

Well this makes no sense.  Everything I read last night and this morning said Carter was embellishing the hit and that Keith barely even touched him and didn’t even deserve the 4 minutes he given the dastardly slash Carter made at Keith’s glove and/or hand.  Where’s the video showing Carter cutting himself and purposely cracking his own teeth as he fell to the ice?  It has to be out there somewhere.  It’s not possible that choir boy Duncan Keith could have done that to Carter given the malicious treatment Keith endures shift after shift while only handing out friendly hugs in return.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 06/05/13 at 04:20 PM ET

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Carter did embellish the hit, there’s no denying that.  Oddly enough it wasn’t even required as the ref saw the flagrant high stick as soon as it happened.

Its a shame he took as much damage as he did though, as well as a shame it wasn’t called both major and match for Keith.

Posted by neffernin on 06/05/13 at 04:31 PM ET

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Carter did embellish the hit, there’s no denying that.

What the f*uck are you talking about?  Of course I denying it.  He got hit in the f*ucking mouth by a f*cking hockey stick.  How should he react?

Posted by Garth on 06/05/13 at 04:40 PM ET

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@Garth +1

Posted by lv2skor on 06/05/13 at 04:47 PM ET

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It is possible to have a reaction that is honest. If someone hits you hard enough to break several teeth you ARE going to lose the ability to focus on much oh anything else at the moment- including “selling” the call.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 06/05/13 at 08:16 PM ET

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