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Ryan Carter | Winger | #18

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202
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The Minnesota Wild have released Ryan Carter from his PTO as he prepares for surgery on a torn right labrum.
While Wild GM Chuck Fletcher has told Carter that they'll "take care" of him and are leaving the door open for a return once he's recovered, the 10-year veteran is keeping a realistic attitude about the situation. "There’s legitimate concern that this could be the end," Carter told Michael Russo. "Being a realist, I’m 33 years old and went into camp on a PTO. It’s a five-month rehab. It’ll be difficult to play my way back to the NHL on short notice after really eight or nine months off." If this is the end, the White Bear Lake native got to play 113 of his 473 career games with his hometown team. Sun, Oct 9, 2016 06:11:00 PM

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Ryan Carter is dealing with an upper-body injury.

He is day-to-day with the ailment, but he is attempting to earn a roster spot with the Wild on a professional tryout. This could prevent him from landing a contract for the start of the season.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 11:46:00 AM

With Tomas Fleischmann out of the picture, Ryan Carter's chances of breaking camp with the Wild improved greatly.

Just as Fleischmann was, Carter is in Wild camp on a professional tryout. Carter is known to the Minnesota coaching staff having played with the Wild the past two seasons and now seems to have a leg up on roster spot over Jordan Schroeder, although it is still early.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 11:07:00 AM

The Minnesota Wild have signed Ryan Carter to a professional tryout.

Carter spent the last two seasons in Minnesota. He scored five goals and 12 points in 60 games with the Wild in 2015-16. Carter also accumulated 10 penalty minutes in two playoff games. With the Wild having just 10 players on one-way contracts, there's a decent chance that Carter could stick.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Ryan Carter will sit for consecutive games in the 2016 playoffs, missing Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Round 1 matchup.

Other scratches for the Wild are Jarret Stoll - in consecutive games as well - Christian Folin and Jordan Schroeder.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 09:34:00 PM

Ryan Carter returns Saturday against Calgary after nine-game absence due to an upper body injury.

Carter posted 11 points along with 46 PIMs and 86 hits through 59 games this season. Not quite what was expected of the career grinder coming in.
Source: Dan Myers
Sat, Apr 9, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Ryan Carter will not travel with Chicago to Chicago for Sunday's match due to an upper body injury.

Through 58 games this season the veteran grinding forward has posted 11 points with 37 blocks, 46 PIMs and 85 hits. Nice numbers for a role player, but not much of a plug.
Sat, Mar 19, 2016 07:26:00 PM

Ryan Carter is a healthy scratch in Thursday's game against the Edmonton Oilers

The 32-year-old has six goals and 10 points in 56 games. He's been a healthy scratch in two of Minnesota's last four games. Jason Pominville will miss the game because of an injury while Devan Dubnyk and Nate Prosser are both sick.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 08:13:00 PM

Ryan Carter will tag in for Jarret Stoll against the Blues on Sunday.

With 83 hits along with 10 points and 44 PIMs in 55 games this season, Carter doesn't provide a whole lot of fantasy potential unfortunately.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Ryan Carter collected a goal and an assist during Sunday's 6-1 win over Chicago.

He also had a game-high six shots on goal. Carter's now up to six goals and nine points on the season through 49 games. For a team like the Wild, they could use all the scoring depth they can muster.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Ryan Carter (hand) has been taken off injured reserve and he's set to return on Tuesday night.

"I'm feeling good. The break was a good chance to recharge the battery," Carter said. "January is a tough month, so it's nice to get a little break. [Monday's] practice was good and I look forward to getting things going in the second half." He has been sidelined since Jan. 10 with a hand injury. Carter will join Erik Haula and Chris Porter on the fourth line.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 04:08:00 PM

Ryan Carter (hand) participated in Monday's practice.

"Not going to get any definitive answer on our lineup right now," coach Mike Yeo said. "But I'd say there is a good chance we'll be seeing him here soon." Carter has missed the last seven games with a hand injury.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Ryan Carter (hand) will sit for a seventh straight game Monday night.

He has been practicing with the team and he may return to the lineup shortly after the break.
Mon, Jan 25, 2016 05:48:00 PM

Coach Mike Yeo has reported that Ryan Carter is expected to be out until after the All-Star break.

He was also placed on injured reserve. Tough news for Carter who was having a nice season as a grinder for the Wild this season. Through 39 games he has 36 PIMs and 57 hits.
Tue, Jan 19, 2016 07:24:00 PM

Ryan Carter skated Sunday but he was limited in what he could do because of his hand injury.

"He's still not handling the puck a whole lot, so he's out for right now," coach Mike Yeo said. "He's just keeping himself in shape and keeping skating. Once his hand feels better, then he'll be back." Carter has sat out the last three games.
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 12:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

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C1Mikko Koivu
2Eric Staal
3Erik Haula
4Tyler Graovac
LW1Zach Parise
2Mikael Granlund
3Jason Zucker
4Jordan Schroeder
RW1Charlie Coyle
2Jason Pominville
3Chris Stewart
4Nino Niederreiter
5Zack Mitchell
D1Ryan Suter
2Jared Spurgeon
3Marco Scandella
4Matt Dumba
5Jonas Brodin
6Christian Folin
7Nate Prosser
8Gustav Olofsson
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper