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Matt Carle | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
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Matt Carle tallied a goal in Tampa Bay's 3-2 loss to Montreal in Game 3 of the opening round of the playoffs.
He had two markers in 82 games during the regular season. Carle logged 25:54 of ice time on Sunday. Apr 21 - 11:12 AM

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Matt Carle (foot) expects to practice Tuesday and he should be in the lineup when Tampa Bay plays in Nashville on Thursday.

"Not skating for two weeks helps, but I guess it's just one of those things that are just annoying," Carle said. "We'll see how the next two days go, stick to the rehab and try to get it better as much as we can." He said he's been dealing with a foot issue for about a month, but it won't prevent him from playing.
Feb 25 - 8:36 AM

Matt Carle has allegedly been dealing with a foot injury for a month.

Well that would explain his production drop off. He is going to practice Monday with his teammates. Carle is confident he'll be ready to go once NHL play resumes for the Lightning on Thursday.
Feb 22 - 11:00 AM

Matt Carle has an issue with his foot, so he didn't practice Wednesday.

Coach Jon Cooper is hopeful that Carle will be ready to play when Tampa Bay plays in Nashville once the Olympic break is over.
Feb 19 - 4:43 PM

Matt Carle scored in Tampa Bay's loss to Toronto on Tuesday night.

It was just his second tally of the 2013-14 season. Carle has 25 points and a plus-16 rating in 53 games. Fellow Lightning rearguard Mark Barberio had the team's other goal in a 3-2 loss to the Leafs.
Jan 29 - 9:23 AM

Matt Carle stretched his assist streak to seven games on Monday with a power-play helper on Alex Killorn's 12th goal of the year.

Carle has racked up nine assists during his scoring spree to give him 23 points in 46 games. He hasn't scored a goal since Oct. 24, but he does have a plus-15 rating and 95 blocked shots.
Jan 14 - 7:46 AM

Matt Carle set a franchise record on Saturday versus Philadelphia with a plus-6 rating.

He also extended his assist streak to six games by contributing two helpers in Tampa Bay's 6-3 victory. Carle has one goal, 22 points and a plus-16 rating in 45 games this season.
Jan 13 - 10:51 AM

Matt Carle has registered at least one assist in five consecutive games.

Carle is quietly putting together a nice season with 20 points in 44 games and a plus 10 plus/minus rating. Needless to say, if Carle is available on your waiver wire and you are in need of a blueliner, pick him up.
Jan 11 - 11:44 AM

Defenseman Matt Carle notched two assists in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-3 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton Sunday night.

Carle assisted on goals by Victor Hedman, his eighth of the season, and Nikita Kucherov (sixth). Valtteri Filppula (16th) also scored a goal for the Lightning.
Jan 5 - 10:56 PM

Matt Carle has a team-leading 75 blocked shots in 36 games this season.

Carle got off to a rough start this season, but he's found his groove and was particularly helpful when Victor Hedman was recently sidelined with a lower-body injury. He has 13 points in 36 games this season and we wouldn't be surprised if he improves upon that pace a little bit in the second half of 2013-14.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Matt Carle earned two assists in Thursday's thumping of the Florida Panthers.

Carle has three assists, nine shots and a plus-3 rating in four games this year. Sami Salo and Alex Killorn also recorded two helpers apiece in Thursday's 7-2 victory.
Fri, Oct 11, 2013 07:23:00 AM

Matt Carle played on the first power play Thursday with the injury to Sami Salo.

Salo usually gets first power play time with four forwards so the first unit of Martin St. Louis, Steve Stamkos, Teddy Purcell and Ryan Malone were not used to playing alongside Carle. Carle will see second power play time once Salo returns so look for a 35-40 point season from the veteran Carle.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 11:38:00 AM

Matt Carle registered an assist on Sunday.

That extended Carle's point streak to a career-high five contests. That helped him bury a particularly cold patch from late February to late March. He has four goals and 18 points in 38 games this season and should be able to maintain that pace for the remainder of the campaign.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 10:50:00 AM

Matt Carle had a two-point night in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to the Islanders on Saturday night.

Carle, who had a goal and a helper, now has points in four straight games. The goal was his fourth, and he now has 17 points. Richard Panik had the other goal, his second of the year. Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos and Benoit Pouliot had assists.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 09:38:00 PM

The Lightning want to use Ottawa's resiliency in the face of numerous injuries as an inspiration for themselves.

The Lightning have lost 54 man games due to injury and are 12th in the East, as compared to the Senators who have lost key players and are fifth. "Ottawa is probably one of the better teams in dealing with that type of adversity so I think we could try to take a page out of their book,'' Lightning defenseman Matt Carle said. "You never use injuries as an excuse, they are part of the game and it's just how you react to having guys out of the lineup.''
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 10:42:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Nate Thompson
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Ryan Malone
4Tom Pyatt
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Teddy Purcell
3J.T. Brown
4Nikita Kucherov
5Richard Panik
6B.J. Crombeen
D1Victor Hedman
2Matt Carle
3Radko Gudas
4Sami Salo
5Eric Brewer
6Brian Lee
7Mark Barberio
8Keith Aulie
9Mike Kostka
10Mattias Ohlund
11Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Anders Lindback
3Kristers Gudlevskis