Thursday, October 19, 2017
Skate Cut Costs Carter
On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter left the game against the visiting Canadiens with a lower-body injury, after coming into contact with an opposition skate blade in a scrum. The early indications after the game that this injury was going to be a bit longer-term than just a muscle pull and on Thursday morning, the Kings confirmed that news, saying that the veteran centre will be out for an indefinite and long period of time, after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ankle tendon. There is some suggestion that it could be in the 8-week range, but there are no guarantees at this point.
The Kings have been off to a rockin' start in this 2018 campaign, still undefeated through six games, but Carter hasn't quite been as productive, having only 3 assists in those same game games.
Cam's team has also been rocking fairly well through the first two and a half weeks of the regular season, as it stands in 5th place, only 5 points back of 2nd, at the moment. Cam is still waiting for an injury from the preseason to recover on his team, so this Carter injury now leaves him with a pair of injuries to contend with, while the rest of his team keeps him afloat.