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Matt Carle | Defenseman | #25

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 197
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (47) / SJ
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Carle has decided to hang up the skates.
Selected 47th overall in 2003 by San Jose, Carle steps away from the game after 12 seasons and 730 games in which he scored 45 goals and 283 points spread over his time with Tampa (twice), Philadelphia and finally Nashville. His best seasons were from 2009-12 with Philly where he posted 11 goals and 113 combined points. CapGeek notes Carle signed a trio of contracts valued at a total of $51.55M. Nashville will be cleared of the remainder of his $700K cap hit this season. Carle, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, is one of four defenders over the last 32 years to win the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey's top player, was a two-time NCAA Champion, a World Junior and World Under-18 Champion for the United States, and a World Championship medalist. Fri, Nov 25, 2016 05:11:00 PM

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Matt Carle has cleared waivers.

He is still listed on Nashville's roster for now, but that could change due to Anthony Bitetto's return from his AHL conditioning stint. The Predators have eight healthy defenders, so Carle could be heading for the minors.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 01:12:00 PM

Nashville has put Matt Carle on waivers.

He has contributed one assist in six games with the Predators this season. Carle has mostly served as an extra defender, so he has spent plenty of time in the press box.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 12:40:00 PM

Matt Carle will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This will be his ninth straight game as a healthy scratch. Carle has one assist in six games this season. Pontus Aberg will also watch the game from the press box on Tuesday night.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 07:21:00 PM

Matt Carle will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Carle has one assist in six games this season. This is his fifth straight game in the press box. Harry Zolnierczyk will also be out of the lineup tonight.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Matt Carle and Harry Zolnierczyk will be scratched against the Coyotes on Thursday night.

Unfortunately neither player has been very productive this season. Zolnierczyk a minor, a hit, and a block during his one game of action. While Carle has a helper and little else in his six games of work.
Source: Jerry Brown
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 08:23:00 PM

Matt Carle will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Carle has one assist in six games this season. Kevin Fiala, who has two goals in eight games, will also watch the game from the press box. Harry Zolnierczyk is also scratched for tonight's game.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 08:59:00 PM

Matt Carle is in a battle with four others for the last two spots on the Predators' blueline.

The former Lightning rearguard will be in competiton with Yannick Weber and Matt Irwin as well as Anthony Bitetto and Petter Granberg for one of the spots on Nashville's last defensemen pairing. We like his chances, as well as Weber's, but anything can happen in these types of situations.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:22:00 AM

Matt Carle has signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Nashville Predators.

The Tampa Bay Lightning bought out the final two years of his six-year, $33 million deal last month. Carle will probably claim a third-pairing defense job with the Predators.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 02:26:00 PM

Matt Carle has been placed on waivers.

The next step for the Lightning will be to buy out the final two seasons of his six-year, $33 million contract. They will save roughly $3.7 million in cap space for each of the next two seasons, but then have a roughly $1.8 million cap penalty for the two seasons that follow.
Thu, Jun 30, 2016 12:43:00 PM

Matt Carle could be a buyout candidate for Tampa Bay.

He is currently the team's highest-paid defenseman ($5.5 million) and his role has declined. Carle has two years left on his deal, which would save Tampa Bay $3.66 million in each of the next two seasons. However, it would add $1.83 million to the cap for the next four years.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 09:07:00 AM

Matt Carle was a healthy scratch in Game 7 against Pittsburgh.

The Lightning kept Slater Koekkoek in the lineup instead and dressed six defenders due to the return of Steven Stamkos to the fold.
Fri, May 27, 2016 08:56:00 AM

Matt Carle recorded an assist in Tampa Bay's 4-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Carle has recorded a point in three of his last four games. He has no goals and five assists in 11 playoff contests in 2016.
Thu, May 19, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Matt Carle will pair with Slater Koekkoek in Friday's Game 4 against the Islanders.

Unfortunately, neither defender boasts much fantasy value. Combined they've achieved just 12 points in 84 regular season and playoff games this season.
Fri, May 6, 2016 06:44:00 PM

Matt Carle (undisclosed) will see how he feels on Friday morning.

There's a chance he could be ready to play in Game 4 against the Islanders after he fully participated in Thursday's practice. Carle has sat out the past two games with an undisclosed injury.
Fri, May 6, 2016 09:13:00 AM

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