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No “structural problem” with Carter’s ankle

Apr 2, 2012, 3:23 PM EDT

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The good news is Jeff Carter doesn’t have any “structural” damage to his ankle.

The bad news is it still really, really hurts.

“No fracture, but he does have a very deep bone bruise,” said Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi, as per LA Kings Insider. “He’s listed as day-to-day, but the one thing we know is, there’s not any structural problem. It still is significant, but at least we know it’s not a structural issue.”

Lombardi says it’s “really hard to say” when Carter could be back in the line-up.

The Kings host Edmonton tonight then play the San Jose Sharks twice to close out regular season. Depending how things go, L.A. could win the Pacific Division and claim the third seed in the Western Conference or they could miss the playoffs.

Carter has six goals and three assists in 16 games since being traded to the Kings from Columbus.

  1. illadelphiasphinest - Apr 2, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    Nothing new here. Its that time of the year when Jeff Carter fades into the shadows with a slew of injuries, and goes on a wild sexcapade with local coeds. Playoff time. Good luck with that LA!!!

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Nope it’s only with his mortgage-like contract. Enjoy.

    • blomfeld - Apr 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM

      No doubt you two have a problem seeing the light ? … don’t worry though, as God loves everyone … even you guys ! :)

      Anyway, this is excellent news for us LA Kings supporters ! As long as Jeff gets ready for next week, then we’re in good shape here, as we now control our own destiny with just three games to go. We’ve got that idiot Renney in town tonight, which should be the equivalent of shooting fish in a barrel And then speaking of fish, we close out our schedule with a home&home against the Goldfish of San Jose. I think that four points should do it, but there’s no reason why we don’t take six. Come on Kings, let’s really show ‘em !

      ps assorted friends: my account here at PHT was neutralized this past weekend for no apparent reason ? … I suspect however, that this may have been due to “certain” MSNBC Sports writers harboring a disdain towards Elvis Presley ? … it’s a shame, as I’m now hesitant to post any more Elvis videos here for our viewing pleasure … at least for the time being :(

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