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Matt Carle | Defenseman

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
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Matt Carle has a torn abductor muscle that will require surgery.
Carle will be sidelined for an six-to-eight weeks as a result. He has four goals and 14 points in 46 contests this season. His lukewarm showing offensively this season means that his absence won't impact a lot of teams in standard leagues, but he'll be dearly missed by the Lightning, which relied on him to average 20:34 minutes per contest. Jan 19 - 6:43 PM

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Matt Carle (undisclosed) may be out of action until after the All-Star break.

So says Lightning coach Jon Cooper. He did not practice with the rest of his Tampa teammates Saturday morning and will not play Saturday night which will break a streak of 347 consecutive regular season games in which he has played. Reserve Carle and keep him on your bench until further notice.
Jan 17 - 11:42 AM

Matt Carle is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury, according to Coach Cooper.

No details have been revealed just yet, but it may explain why Luke Witkowski was recalled from AHL Syracuse. Through 46 games this season, Carle has put up 14 points, 24 PIMs, and 74 blocks.
Jan 16 - 7:19 PM

Matt Carle scored and assisted in the Lightning’s 4-2 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

Don’t get too used to this. In a perfect world, Carle is 35-point producer. Carle played 18:54 in the loss, with two shots on goals and three blocks. He has three goals and eight points in 31 games this season. Tyler Johnson netted the other goal for Tampa Bay.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:40:00 PM

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.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:12:00 AM

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.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:36:00 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.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 11:00:00 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.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014 04:43:00 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.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 09:23:00 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.
Tue, Jan 14, 2014 07:46:00 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.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 10:51:00 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.
Sat, Jan 11, 2014 11:44:00 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.
Sun, Jan 5, 2014 10:56:00 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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
10Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov