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Matt Carle | Defenseman | #25

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 197
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (47) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Carle (undisclosed) skated before practice on Monday.
He appears to be closer to returning than Anton Stralman (fractured leg) and J.T. Brown (upper body), but he may not be ready to go on Tuesday in Game 3 versus the Islanders. Carle didn't play on Saturday in Game 2 due to an undisclosed ailment. May 3 - 10:43 AM

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Matt Carle is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury.

Carle wasn't on the ice with the Lightning Friday morning. He might still play in Game 2 on Saturday, but he will likely be a game-time decision.
Apr 29 - 3:10 PM

After not playing very much during the season, Matt Carle has become an important part of Tampa Bay's defense in the playoffs.

Carle has had to step up and replace injured defenseman Anton Stralman. He's done a relatively good job thus far. "I've been around long enough and (have) seen guys go through similar situations," Carle said. "It's a first for me in trying to handle it as a veteran. I went through it as a rookie. The coaching staff has been great with me, and I'm just trying to keep my head down and stay professional and come to work and be ready to go when called upon." The 31-year-old has one assist in two playoff games in 2016. He's averaged 17:55 per game.
Apr 17 - 11:27 AM

Tampa Bay defenseman Matt Carle assisted on both Lightning goals in 5-2 loss to the Islanders in New York Monday night.

Carle, neither an offensive threat nor a wise fantasy choice, collected his third and fourth assists of the season on goals by Alex Killorn (14th) and Victor Hedman (10th). Conspicuous by his absence from the Lightning lineup was superstar Steve Stamkos, who is out from one to three months after undergoing vascular surgery.
Apr 4 - 11:34 PM

Matt Carle will be a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Carle doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy upside. He has just two goals and three points in 53 games this season. Jonathan Marchessault will join him in the press box on Thursday.
Mar 17 - 8:29 PM

Matt Carle has been playing much better as of late.

In his last five games Carle has scored twice and registered three points and has a very impressive plus 10 rating. This after not registering a point in his first 41 games. We still can't recommend Carle, but at least he is contributing now.
Feb 27 - 11:50 AM

Matt Carle picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Believe it or not, those were his first two points of the season. Carle assisted on Steven Stamkos' first period goal and he added one of his own in the second period to extend the Bolts' lead to 3-0. He may have turned in a solid performance on Saturday, but his fantasy upside is non-existent.
Feb 21 - 10:56 AM

Matt Carle will play his 700th career game Tuesday against San Jose.

With no points and little else to show for his efforts in 39 games this season, unfortunately he's best suited for your waiver wire.
Feb 16 - 7:37 PM

Matt Carle is expected get back into the fold on Tuesday night at Montreal.

He has been a healthy scratch in 10 of the past 13 games, including the last four, but should get back in with Jason Garrison on the sidelines with a lower-body injury.
Feb 9 - 4:24 PM

Matt Carle and Jonathan Marchessault will be scratched Wednesday night against the visiting Detroit Red Wings

Erik Condra will draw back into the lineup as a result of the Marchessault scratch - his third in the last six games alternating between dressing and the press box. Matt Carle continues to be the odd man out, drawing into three games in the last 10 Bolts contests.
Feb 3 - 7:17 PM

Defenseman Matt Carle will be a scratch Wednesday night when the Toronto Maple Leafs visit Tampa Bay.

Carle played 8:36 in his last game, following a three game press box stint.
Jan 27 - 6:58 PM

Matt Carle will be scratched from Sunday's match with Florida.

Through 35 games this season Carle has posted no points with 14 hits, 18 PIMs, and 42 blocks. Which unfortunately tells you about all you need to know about his viability as a fantasy option.
Jan 17 - 4:36 PM

Matt Carle doesn't like his reduced role with the Lightning, but his preference is still to remain with the team.

He has been a healthy scratch nine times this season, including six of the past 11 games. "You don't have a choice. And are you happy about it? No," Carle said. "You want to play every game. And I look at where I was a year ago to now, I played 300-something consecutive games, had a good run, get the injury (abdominal surgery in January 2015) and it's been a battle ever since then. It's part of professional sports. I just try to stay positive." He has no points in 34 games this year and he owns a minus-6 rating.
Jan 14 - 8:26 AM

Matt Carle will play Tuesday night against Colorado.

Carle hasn't played since January 2nd, a span of three games. However, he has barely made an impact on the stat sheet through 33 games this season, which means he's not worth your consideration.
Jan 12 - 7:52 PM

Coach Cooper has elected to forego any lineup changes for Saturday's tilt with Vancouver.

Which means that Matt Carle and Jonathan Marchesseault will continue to sit on the pine. Neither offer much fantasy value, unfortunately.
Jan 9 - 8:47 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
5Michael Blunden
6Joel Vermin
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Matt Taormina
9Slater Koekkoek
10Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy
3Kristers Gudlevskis