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Jeff Carter Cleared For Practice

from Josh Cooper of LA Kings Insider,

It’s unclear how much Carter’s expected return will impact the Kings at the NHL’s Feb. 26 trade deadline, but he should at least help give the team more scoring, which is generally a position of need around the NHL this time of year as groups try to bolster their rosters for playoff runs. The 33-year-old Carter is coming off a season where he had 66 points and made the All-Star Game from the Pacific Division....

“I think when you add a player of Jeff Carter, that we already know and we know where he fits into our lineup, it moves everybody around and into the right spots. We’ve had a lot of guys having to play out of position this year in the middle. It’s no secret,” Blake said.

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Kings lose Jeff Carter

From TSN:

The Los Angeles Kings will be without Jeff Carter for multiple weeks after the two-time All-Star sustained a lower-body injury in his team's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Carter was injured late in the first period after being hit into the boards by defenceman Jeff Petry. He left the game and did not return.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, Carter's left leg was cut by Petry's skate blade.

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Video- Slow Motion Punch From Ryan Kesler On Jeff Carter

Both received 5 for fighting... The only punch thrown was from Kesler.

 

 

added 9:04pm, video below...

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Report- Jeff Carter Week-To-Week With Lower-Body Injury

from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,

Based on correspondence, Carter suffered a lower-body injury while training. I have a preliminary sense that this isn’t a major injury – one source told LA Kings Insider the injury is “week-to-week” – though in all likelihood he won’t be able to participate at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, where he would have joined Los Angeles teammates Drew Doughty and Jake Muzzin on Team Canada.

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Weekes weighs in on the Kings’ struggles

From NHL.com's Kevin Weekes' "Friday Four":

4. Kings not looking royal

The Los Angeles Kings are concerning because they are such a great group in terms of management and coaching staff. They're coming off a tough year, not making the Stanley Cup Playoffs after winning the Cup. A lot of their top guys came back in top shape, but it hasn't translated into their performance yet. They hardly get any shots on goal. There's no spark to their game.

I think Milan Lucic has a great opportunity as a pending free agent to come in there and play the way he is capable of playing. He's a big man, he's from the West Coast, but he hasn't been a fit so far. When he is on his game, he can be a game-changer, but it's not really all on him. A lot of guys in their group are not showing any spark. All the hunger they said they had has not translated into their game.

Their speed guys aren't even playing the speed game that we know. Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter, "That 70s Line," those guys are fast players; but right now, they are not playing physical or fast. It's been disappointing watching them so far because I know they are way better than they've shown. The Kings are a two-time Cup champion team, but we're not seeing that right now.

Continued with notes regarding the Blue Jackets, Red Wings and Coyotes...

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Hot Jeff Carter Leading The Los Angeles Kings

from Mike Brophy of CBC,

Look out Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter is nipping at your heels.

With his fourth goal in two games (fifth in three), Carter has helped the Los Angeles Kings erase an early 1-0 deficit and take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference final.

Entering the series Kopitar was running away with the playoff scoring lead, but he has been mostly silent against the Chicago Blackhawks. He has one assist in three games and has been otherwise invisible.

Carter, on the other hand, has been electric. He had an assist in Game 1; three goals and four points in Game 2 and Saturday continued to rock with a goal and two assists. That leaves him with eight goals and 19 points in 17 games; one point behind Kopitar.

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Carter, Kings’ depth lead them past Chicago

The Los Angeles Kings aren't exactly painting Picassos this spring, but their ability to rally from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits en route to a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks last night was less than surprising...

Because, as the Associated Press's recap notes, the Kings have much more depth than those who don't stay up past 10:30 PM Eastern Time might imagine:

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Kings rally in a big way, rely on third period barrage to defeat Hawks

The Los Angeles' Kings' stunning rally from a 2-0 deficit to take a 6-2 decision over the Chicago Blackhawks might be summarized as follows (note the Chicago connection):

Recaps are rolling in presently, but the AP's missive does a fine job of covering the bare bones...

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Jeff Carter Expects A Philly Welcome Tonight

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

Carter will play at the Wells Fargo Center Monday for the first time since he was dealt to Columbus. He had a broken foot when the Blue Jackets played in Philadelphia during his partial season with the team, and he wasn’t with the Kings yet when they played here.

“It’s exciting,” Carter, minus his two front teeth from getting hit with a stick last season, said of his return. “We had six good years here; I obviously loved playing here and had a lot of fun. Just looking forward to getting out there tonight.”

Carter, who leads the Kings with 24 goals, said he didn’t expect a warm greeting from fans Monday.

“It seems like everybody that goes back to play against their old team gets booed, so that’s just the way it is,” he said. “It doesn’t really bother me; you just go out and play the game.”

Carter was upset when the Flyers traded him, but said time has healed the wounds.

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A Disappointed Darryl Sutter After Practice Today

Jeff Carter was placed on IR today, Sutter after practice...

from Jonathan Davis of Mayor's Manor,

On what play Carter was hurt on:

“I don’t know what you’re talking about, where did you get your info from? It’s somebody in the organization that told you, where you got it, then you go talk to them. I have’t been told anything. There are several players not out there this morning. I’m extremely disappointed that information is given to you before it’s given to us, if it’s coming from inside. That’s disappointing. The league probably announced this stuff because of IR. Teams announce stuff because of suspensions, whatever, right? But for me to get asked that question because somebody told you, go talk to them. I have nothing to say about any of that stuff. That’s disappointing, it’s not the way it’s supposed to work.”

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Below, watch Sutter post-practice...

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Jeff Carter’s Hard Work Paying Off

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

General manager Dean Lombardi believes that Jeff Carter's recent goal explosion is simply the dividend of sweat equity.

He recalls seeing Carter and four or five teammates working out at a local football field last August on some days when the temperature pushed above 90 degrees.

"They had the pylons out and it was hot, and I could tell by watching that it was hard," Lombardi said. "He was working so hard, and when you combine that kind of work ethic with his athletic ability, now you have something."

With 16 goals, Carter is two behind the Tampa Bay Lightning's Steven Stamkos for the NHL lead.

"That's growth," Lombardi said of Carter's offseason regimen. "Early in his career, Jeff would not have been considered the hardest worker on his team. But he was the hardest worker coming into camp. And he is being rewarded."

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LA Kings Head Home With A 2-0 Lead In The Series

Jeff Carter with the OT goal and now the Devils must make the long trip to LA down 2-0 and be prepared to play their best game on Monday.

Kings meanwhile are traveling home tonight and will looking to make this a very short series.

The Devils seemed to play a little better than game 1 but still come out on the short-end of the stick with a 2-1 loss.

added 11:35pm, Here is the Jeff Carter OT goal…

 

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Afternoon Line

“I was excited to come to the Kings because it put me in the thick of a playoff race.  This is what every guy in the NHL plays for – to play in the playoffs and have a chance to win the Stanley Cup. Coming to Los Angeles definitely gave me a big boost.”

“It was a long year for me in Columbus, but when you find out you are coming to a team like the Kings, it’s exciting.  The games all felt like playoff games with the situation that we were in. When you are playing for a shot at the playoffs, in every game you are battling for your life and they are all must-win games.”

-Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings.  Read more on Carter and the Kings from Doug Ward at the Kings’ website.

 

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Good News For Kings, Carter Practicing

via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

Jeff Carter is back in practice today in a regular white jersey. He’s skating among a group of four second-line players, with Mike Richards, Dwight King and Brad Richardson. The first line would seem to be a reunion of Dustin Brown, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams. Hopefully, Carter will update his status, post-practice. More updates to come…

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Jeff Carter With “Unlikely” To Play Status For Tomorrow

via Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

Jeff Carter is “probably unlikely” to play tomorrow night against Edmonton, Darryl Sutter said after practice today. Sutter offered no further update, but Dean Lombardi said Carter is dealing with an ankle injury. At this point, Carter’s status is considered day-to-day, but his status for Saturday’s game at Minnesota is also in doubt. The severity of the injury is still to be determined.

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Jeff Carter Returns To Columbus

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider,

He isn’t likely to get a warm welcome from the Blue Jackets faithful tomorrow night, but after today’s practice, Carter spoke at length about his return to the city and gave his thoughts about his time with the Blue Jackets…

Question: There’s a segment of the (Columbus) fan base, as you know, that has the opinion that you never really wanted to be here? What would you say to people who think that?

CARTER: “I think that’s tough to say. I don’t know if that’s completely true. Obviously when I got traded from Philly, it was hard on me, something that I didn’t expect. Over time, you get over that. I came in here [Columbus] with an open mind. There were a lot of expectations around the team, from the fans and the city and stuff like that. For whatever reason, it didn’t really work out that way, and things just started to snowball from there. When you’re losing games, like we did, and giving up leads late, it’s pretty tough on guys. It’s hard to kind of keep going. It was a tough year.’’

Question: Do you have a sense of why things didn’t go well for the (Columbus) team this year>

CARTER: “It’s tough to say. All the things that you pointed out there, it goes into it, with bringing news guys in, and injuries and suspensions, not having everybody play together. All that stuff is a big part. I wish I could tell you one thing. If I knew, this probably wouldn’t be the situation.’’

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Back Together Again

from Rich Hammond at the website of the LA Kings,

The phone calls came exactly eight months apart, but the emotions couldn’t have been any different.

On the afternoon of June 24, 2011, Jeff Carter learned that he had been traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets. A half-hour later, Mike Richards, Carter’s close friend and teammate with the Flyers, was dealt to the Kings in a head-spinning duo of deals.

On Feb. 24, 2012, Kings coach Darryl Sutter called Richards into his office and asked a question.

“How would you like to play with Jeff Carter?” Sutter said.

No piece of fiction could match the reality. Carter and Richards had both been under long-term contracts in Philadelphia, and enjoyed playing together. When both were jettisoned to the Western Conference, as far apart as possible, who would of thought they would be reunited within a year?

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Carter Trade Comes With High Risks And Rewards

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Acquiring centre/left winger Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenceman Jack Johnson and a first-round draft choice is the ultimate high-risk, high-reward deal for the Los Angeles Kings.

Risk: In Carter, they get a player who sulked through much of his one-and-only season in Columbus, where he was unhappy after leaving the Philadelphia Flyers, the organization that drafted him originally in the NHL’s 2003 first round.

Reward
: Only three years ago, Carter scored 46 goals, tied for the NHL scoring lead. Since the Kings have essentially been unable to score goals for this entire season, ranking 30th in the league in offence, Carter will help mitigate that shortcoming, as they fight to make the 2012 playoffs.

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Pending Trade- Columbus Trades Carter To LA For Johnson And Pick

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Jeff Carter has been traded to LAK for Jack Johnson and 1st round pick. Pending a medical tomorrow.

via Aaron Portzline tweet,

Deal will be made official when #CBJ GM Scott Howson in roughly 45 minutes.

added 8:51pm,

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Jeff Carter from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first round draft selection in either the 2012 or 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.  Today’s trade is contingent on both players passing physicals

“Jeff is a proven goal scorer in our league.  He brings goal-scoring abilities, speed and at his age he is entering the prime of his career.  We also like his versatility as he can play both center and wing,” said Lombardi.  “We also want to wish Jack Johnson the best going forward.”

added 9:02pm,

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired defenseman Jack Johnson and a first round pick in either the 2012 or 2013 Entry Draft from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for center Jeff Carter, club Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced this evening. The deal is subject to the completion of player physicals.

“Jack is a talented young defenseman who will strengthen our defense corps and we are very excited to add him to our organization,” said Howson. “We are committed to re-shaping our club and moving forward. Adding a player like Jack and a first round pick are important parts of that process.”

 

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Nash Or Carter?  How About Waiting Until The Summer

Craig Custance in an ESPN Insider (paid subscription) compares Rick Nash to Jeff Carter.  His conclusion…

Nash has received the bulk of the attention over the last week and that will continue until he’s traded or the trade deadline expires. He’s a game-changer and for a team like the Kings, might be the ideal addition at the deadline. But for other teams like the Rangers or Maple Leafs, the cost might be too great. Not only is Nash a salary cap liability, it’s going to sap the organization of key assets. And for a team like Toronto, that covets Ryan Getzlaf, it would all but end that possibility if the Ducks decide to trade one of their big forwards this summer.

Carter is the safer choice but doesn’t come with the high-end dominance that Nash provides. The best play? It may be for contenders to pass on both players and see what transpires this summer in Anaheim or with potential free agents Ryan Suter or Zach Parise.

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Jeff Carter Out With Separated Shoulder

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Blue Jackets center Jeff Carter suffered a separated shoulder in the third period of tonight’s 7-4 loss to Anaheim in Honda Center.

“We’ll see where he’s at and we’ll get more detail tomorrow,” Blue Jackets coach Scott Arniel said. The Jackets are scheduled to fly to Chicago on Monday and will finish this road trip on Tuesday in Chicago.

Carter was injured on his first shift of the third period when he was blindsided by Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin, a former Jacket. He did not return to the game.

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Carter Rumor Put To Rest

via Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson, reached this morning by phone in Boston, refuted a report by RDS on Thursday that center Jeff Carter has requested a trade.

“There has been no trade request,” Howson said.

Asked if Carter or his agent, Rick Curran, had even intimated that the player would welcome a move, Howson said: “No. Not at all.”

He then continued ...

“Look, nobody’s happy right now. Jeff’s not happy. Rick (Nash) isn’t happy. We’ve won three games. Nobody’s happy. We see Jeff as part of the solution here. We want to get him integrated into the lineup and into the team. He’s missed 10 games, and he’s only now getting back into the lineup and playing. We gave up two very big assets for him.”

Curran also has denied that Carter has requested a trade.

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Jeff Carter Has Hairline Fracture On The Top Of His Foot

via Aaron Portzline tweet,

C Jeff Carter has hairline fracture atop his right foot, suffered Saturday. Could keep him out Tuesday, but not long-term, #CBJ says

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Carter & Nash Ready To Roll

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

It got going Friday with the opening of camp at Nationwide Arena, where players underwent medicals before they take the ice for the first time Saturday. Coach Scott Arniel didn’t waste any time confirming that Carter would begin camp centering fellow star Rick Nash. Where it goes from there is up to the two big guys.

“That’s something I’ve been looking forward to all summer,” said Carter. “I got to play with some pretty good players in Philly, but to play with a guy like Rick is taking it to a whole new level. I’m definitely excited and hopefully we can build some chemistry quickly and get things rolling.”

Nash has only had to wait nearly a decade to get to line up with a center of Carter’s ilk. Not that he ever complained. But after being a one-man show for so many years here in Columbus, which simplified the other team’s defensive scheme, help has arrived.

“To get Carter is huge,” Nash told ESPN.com on Friday. “Ownership stepped up big time; they showed they want to win. It’s what they said they wanted to do, and for them to do it is big.”

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Right on the Wing

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We’ll kick off our look at the top forwards in fantasy with a listing of the top options at the right wing position.

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Alcohol: The key to success

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With unbearably hot days and lack of stimulation from the Blue Jackets side of the NHL this past week, my only option is to down tallboys of cream ale and watch the program Columbus airs entitled “Slap shots”. Such an original name for a hockey broadcast—except for the fact that it is just a re-run to anyone who has been watching “Jackets TV” on the website when it posts. I have watched the first three out of nine scheduled broadcasts and found nothing new. It’s disappointing to see Ryan Johansen making a salad instead of training or giving thoughts on next season, as well as having to deal with Jeff Rimer babbling on my television set. This encourages the rate at which I drink.

This article isn’t about my drinking, but about men who are drunk and successful. No, this isn’t about the forefathers of the US but instead Mike Richards and Jeff Carter.

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Morning Line

If I am a Flyers fan, I suppose I am happy about getting rid of Bluto and D-Day. But I also have to wonder about Bryzgalov, who has won nothing, and Voracek, whose potential has been plied to a much lesser degree than his refrigerator. And what about Chris Pronger? He has a reputation for splitting locker rooms and probably had a hand in jettisoning Bluto and D-Day, if not leaking the “Dry Island” story, nudge-nudge, wink-wink, know what I mean

-Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch where you can read the rest of the story.

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The Inevitable Carter and Richards Blog

I thought I might have been able to avoid it; but merely halfway through the offseason, a dry island iceberg has reared its ugly head ever-so-slightly above the surface, smoldering enough to catch the eyes of a Philadelphia Daily News gossip reporter. His accounts yesterday have simultaneously rejuvenated belief in the unsinkable team the Flyers apparently had over a month ago, while also fanning the foolish notions of alcoholism burning deeply below the surface and beyond sight.

I only intend to touch on it once, because quite frankly what’s done is done and a lot of opinions are bound to stay unchanged, but the team did what they felt they had to do to take that final step as an organization. It isn’t the end of the world, and it has more to do with a few drinks and numbers on a corkboard. Simply put – they were hockey moves.

 

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Afternoon Line

Will Jeff Carter set the world record for longest-held pained smile that looks like it’s being kept in place by invisible Keebler elves?

-Adam Proteau of The Hockey News from an article where he asks a question about every NHL team.

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Jeff Carter Speaks Out

From Aaron Portzline at Puck-Rakers at the Columbus Dispatch:

“It’s been a tough couple of days,” Carter said. “I spent six years in Philadelphia. I think so highly of the organization. It was a real shot to me.

“My decision to not talk had absolutely nothing to do with being traded to Columbus. I know it’s a team that has struggled in the past, but there’s a great future there, a lot of young players. I’m excited to be there.”

The Blue Jackets traded for Carter on Thursday, but he’d been incommunicado with the exception of a brief text message conversation with Jackets captain Rick Nash.

Blue Jackets management turned proactive this morning. General manager Scott Howson, coach Scott Arniel and Nash flew from Columbus to Sea Isle, N.J., to meet with Carter in his residence. Beginning at noon, they had a 90 minute meeting that must have calmed a lot of nerves.

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Carter Shocked By Trade

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

Carter had long been discussed as an option for the Flyers to move once they acquired Ilya Bryzgalov’s rights on June 7. It was apparent that they would need to move a significant chunk of salary in order to sign the free agent goaltender. Carter’s cap number was the only fit.

“Jeff called me and asked about the rumors two weeks ago,” (player agent Rick) Curran said. “He figured teams were asking about him anyways. I called Paul and I asked him if this is something we should be concerned about.

“Paul assured me that there was nothing to worry about, that they weren’t interested in trading Jeff. He told me that Jeff could come in and meet with him to tell him the same things. And he did. He assured him that they weren’t trading him.”

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Carter Trade Moves Columbus Closer To The Playoffs

from Rob Oiler of the Columbus Dispatch,

“This takes attention off Rick,” Howson said. “R.J. (Umberger) did that to an extent ... but now if we play (Nash and Carter) together, they won’t be able to key on just Rick.”

Two All-Stars. Granted, the Blue Jackets gave up a lot, and still need more pieces before they can be considered an automatic playoff team, but Carter gets them much closer now.

Credit Howson for making a splash, by diving into the deep end and still landing on his feet.

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Burke Still Searching For #1 Center

from Damien Cox of The Spin,

Mike Richards would have been an awfully nice fit at centre for the Maple Leafs.

Jeff Carter less so - more of a shooter - but still pretty good.

Alas, the frustration for Brian Burke is on the day the Flyers moved both, he got shut out on both.

Richards, a more expensive, 2011 version of Doug Gilmour, you could argue, was the one Burke bid hardest on. But, from a Leaf perspective, at least Los Angeles likely won’t be in the bidding for Brad Richards now that they’ve got Mike Richards, the former Philly captain.

If Brad Richards now wants the big money and the long term, it looks like he’ll have to get it from the Rangers or the Leafs. Anywhere else, he’ll have to go for a discount. This we know; he won’t wave his no-trade, so he’ll be free and open to offers on July 1st.

And the Leafs will be making him an offer.

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Carter To Columbus Talk

from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,

Talks have simmered between Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson and Philadelphia GM Paul Holmgren for more than six months now—they last chatted at the NHL scouting combine two weeks ago—and a Bryzgalov signing could be the trigger.

Sources have indicated to The Dispatch that the Blue Jackets would trade a roster player, quite possibly winger Jake Voracek, and their first-round pick (No. 8 overall), to the Flyers for veteran center Jeff Carter.

Carter is signed through the 2020-21 season at $5.27 million per season according to capgeek.com. Of those two numbers, it’s the term—11 more seasons—that would scare off some clubs, but the Blue Jackets have reached a point where they need to start taking measured risks.

He’s a proven top-six center, which remains a roster need. He’s a proven scorer, with 115 goals the last three seasons. At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds Carter could give the Blue Jackets a formidable 1-2 punch with captain Rick Nash, which they’re currently missing. He is a player who has gone where few in the Blue Jackets dressing room have ventured—deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Carter Agrees To Long Extension With Flyers

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

Jeff Carter has agreed to terms on an 11-year, $58 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers. AAV of $5.27M.

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Loss of Lecavalier Not Crippling but Lightning Now Face a Lofty Challenge

A tough stretch just got tougher for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Already missing forwards Steve Downie and Simon Gagne from their top-six forward ranks, the Bolts will now be without the services of Vincent Lecavalier, who suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hand in Thursday’s 6-3 loss in Washington and will miss three to four weeks as a result.

Forwards Johan Harju and Marc-Antoine Pouliot are set to be summoned from AHL Norfolk today to help stabilize a now-hobbled Lightning offense.

For Lecavalier, who will miss at least ten games barring any expedited recovery, the setback marks another disappointing chapter in recent history. The Lightning captain followed up career bests of 108 and 92 points from 2006-2008 with 67 and 70-point campaigns the last two years and was off to an unremarkable start to this season with three goals and nine points in 13 games. All this, of course, after signing an 11-year, $85-million dollar contract extension in July of ’08 by former ownership…

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JJ’s Three Cheers: 10/12/10

Today’s three cheers, saluting those who deserve as much for their performances yesterday:

***Cheers to Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, whose 41 saves thwarted the efforts of his former club, the Florida Panthers en route to the first win of the season for the Canucks. Luongo’s .973 save percentage through his club’s first two games is hardly anything to scoff at and his quick start is a great sign for a Canucks team with extremely high hopes for the season. As for Florida, 42 shots on goal are great but three goals through two games won’t get the job done and that sort of paltry offensive production could be exactly what keeps the Panthers from succeeding this season. Tomas Vokoun can only keep opponents at bay to a certain extent.

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Early Hit Of The Night

Too bad Dan Carcillo hit his own teammate, Jeff Carter.

Watch the CBC feed of the hit.

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Flyers Getting Healthier

from Kevin Kurz of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

It’s possible that both Jeff Carter (fractured right foot) and Ian Laperriere (brain contusion) will be back in the Flyers’ lineup at some point during their Eastern Conference Final series with the Montreal Canadiens. Both skated today in Voorhees, and while Carter’s status for the series is still very much up in the air, Laperriere has been cleared for contact.

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From Day-To-Day This Morning To This…

via PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren issued the following statement regarding injured forwards Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne on Wednesday afternoon:

“Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne will both have right foot surgery on Friday performed by Dr. Steve Raikin in Philadelphia to repair fractures. Simon could return to action in three weeks. Jeff is out indefinitely.”

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Carter & Gagne Out For Flyers

(Voorhees, NJ) - Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren issued the following statement on Wednesday morning regarding forwards Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne:

“Jeff Carter and Simon Gagne both suffered injuries to their right foot in Tuesday night’s game. Neither will be available to play Thursday, and both players are listed as day-to-day.”

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Jeff Carter Will Practice, May Be Available To Play

via Kevin Kurz of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

The Philadelphia Flyers could be getting their leading goal scorer back for the final two games of the regular season.

Jeff Carter, who suffered a fracture in his left foot on March 21 against Atlanta, has been cleared to return to practice following an MRI in Philadelphia on Wednesday morning. Carter, who leads the team in goals (33) and is tied with Mike Richards for the most points (60), could be available to play in the Flyers’ home-and-home with the New York Rangers. Philadelphia is at Madison Square Garden on Friday night and hosts its division rival on Sunday afternoon at the Wachovia Center..

“Jeff had his MRI this morning and he is healing up nicely,” said general manager Paul Holmgren. “He completed his off-ice rehab and conditioning today and will practice with the team [Thursday].”

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Jeff Carter Out With Broken Foot

via a tweet by Frank Seravalli,

Jeff Carter out 3-4 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in the arch of his foot.

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Carter & Hartnell Going In Opposite Directions

from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the Daily Times,

Jeff Carter and Scott Hartnell have been linked together in many conversations this season, both on and off the ice.

Some of that chatter has been fair. The rest of it could sometimes borderline slanderous.

But whatever had people talking about them is irrelevant now, since the two couldn’t be any more the polar opposites than they are.

Carter is in one of his noted scoring outbursts. He has goals in seven of the past eight Flyers games and has reached 30 goals in back-to-back seasons….

The same can’t be said for Hartnell, who is stuck in the worst drought of his professional career since he was a 20-year-old neophyte grinder with the Nashville Predators in 2002-03.

Now a handsomely paid winger on the top line of a playoff team, Hartnell has fallen well below expectations.

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Jeff Carter Hit On Anssi Salmela Tonight

from the Star-Ledger,

Devils defenseman Anssi Salmela was taken off the ice on a stretcher in Philadelphia Monday night after getting hit by the Flyers’ Jeff Carter just after scoring a short-handed goal for a 2-0 Devils lead.

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update 9:05pm, via Jay Grossman (player agent) Twitter,

Salmela has refractured broken nose and lost several teeth. Will not return tonight, but will be OK.

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Breaking Down Pens/Flyers

Barry Melrose of ESPN talks game 2 of the Pittsburgh/Philadelphia series.  If for no other reason, scroll to the 40 second mark and catch the save Marc-Andre Fleury made on Jeff Carter.  The goal would have put the Flyers up 3-1 with about 8 minutes left in the game.

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All Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter of the Philadelphia Flyers took part in an NHL tele-conference today.

Q.    Have you always shot the puck as much as you’re doing this year? And at this time of the season, did you think you would have more goals than Ovechkin?

JEFF CARTER: Yeah, I mean, when I grew up, my dad always taught me you can’t score if you don’t shoot. So I try to put it in the net every chance I get. The second part about Ovechkin, I don’t know how long I can hold him off for. He seems to be scoring well these days. He’s a great player. We’ll see.

Q.    The number of fights this year is up. Have you noticed the play being more chippy this year, a little bit more closer quarters than they have been?

JEFF CARTER
: I don’t really see a difference at all. I think it’s just the way the game is. I think it’s intense, tight games this year. I think a lot of teams are real close to each other in the standings and stuff like that. They mean a lot more, and guys are just battling.

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Carter Carrying A Big Stick

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier-Post via USA TODAY,

It has been 33 years since Reggie “The Rifle” Leach victimized goalies with a lethal slap shot that produced a league-high 61 goals.

No Philadelphia Flyer has led the NHL in scoring since then, but Jeff Carter could become the next. Thanks to a wrist shot that many consider the best in the league, the center has 20 goals, second in the league and two behind the league-leading total of Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres….

“His shot is the hardest shot I’ve ever seen in my life,” Flyers goalie Antero Niittymaki said. “The reality is that he can score goals from the blue line. He has a long stick, and it’s always tougher when you face a big guy with a long stick.”

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Carter Impressing Everyone

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

...In short, the player whom his teammates call “Carts” is blossoming into one of the NHL’s best two-way players.

“You see guys that have the ingredients that Jeff has, but never in the same person,” winger Mike Knuble said. “It’s always somebody who has the big shot, somebody who can fly up and down the ice, somebody who’s a great defender. He combines all of that. He gets matched up against the top players; he can do it all. Whatever you need at a certain point in the game, he seems to be able to deliver.”

“The sky is the limit for Jeff,” coach John Stevens said. “He has the skill set that’s conducive to scoring a lot of goals. He’s near the top of the league in shots. He skates well enough to get separation to get offensive opportunities, and he’s got a shot that can beat goalies from distance.”

Carter, from London, Ontario, is part of a deep 2003 draft that Holmgren said “may go down as the greatest ever.”

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Hit The Apple Jeff

The Flyers Jeff Carter takes some ‘shots’ at Maxim.  Watch the video below…

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