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Ryan Carter | Center

Team: Minnesota Wild
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/3/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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Ryan Carter is expected to miss more than a month with a shoulder injury, he sustained in Monday's tilt with Vancouver while checking Yannick Weber.
Through 48 games this season, Carter amassed three goals, 13 points, 53 PIMs and 70 hits in a mostly successful season as a bottom-line forward skating 10 minutes a night. Feb 10 - 8:33 PM

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Ryan Carter (upper body) has been placed on the Wild's injured reserve list.

Carter was only hurt on Monday, so the decision to reserve him this quickly means that he will miss at least a week of action. He was seen using a sling following Monday's contest.
Feb 10 - 5:03 PM

Ryan Carter suffered an upper-body injury in Monday's win over Vancouver.

He was hurt early in the first period after he crashed hard into the end boards. Carter has three goals and 10 assists in 48 games this year. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 10 - 9:57 AM

The Minnesota Wild get Ryan Carter back in the lineup against the Nashville Predators after activating him from IR.

Carter has 10 points in 26 games this season, which isn't anything special but does match the total he produced in 62 contests back in 2013-14. Carter was dealing with a shoulder injury.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:54:00 PM

Ryan Carter (upper body) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Carter has two goals and 10 points in 26 contests in 2014-15. Brett Sutter has been called up to fill the void.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 12:29:00 PM

Ryan Carter will sit out with a minor upper body injury, allowing Stu Bickel to draw back into the lineup on Saturday night.

Carter may not be exactly a household name, but he's a big step up from Stu Bickel who ranks much more closely to a borderline NHL'er. However, if you're in need of some PIMs, Bickel could be a shrewd pickup as he has 30 PIMs in just nine games in AHL Iowa this season.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Ryan Carter scored the only Minnesota goal in a 3-1 loss to the Devils on Tuesday night.

The shorthanded tally was the first marker of the year for Carter and the only blemish on Cory Schneider's record in the game.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Ryan Carter (upper body) should be back in the Wild's lineup on Tuesday.

Wild coach Mike Yeo isn't ready to commit to that though. Instead, he said Carter's status will be determined after the pregame warmups. Carter has five assists in nine games in 2014-15. He is projected to play on a line with Erik Haula and Justin Fontaine.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Ryan Carter (upper body) took part in Monday's practice.

However, his status for Tuesday night's game Pittsburgh is unclear. "He looked pretty good, but we'll have to see how he is in the morning," coach Mike Yeo said. "Sometimes, things like that might get a little bit more sore after you put in the work."
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 10:19:00 AM

Ryan Carter will not play Saturday night against Dallas.

He has an undisclosed injury and will not suit up. Carter has registered three points in his last five games and has been a solid third-line producer. Consider him day-to-day.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:15:00 PM

Ryan Carter has posted three assists in his last four games.

He's still not worth owning in fantasy leagues, though. He received a season-high 13:26 of ice time in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay. Carter has been centering Minnesota's fourth line between Jason Zucker and Matt Cooke.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 01:01:00 PM

Ryan Carter has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild.

He will make $725,000 if he plays at the NHL level or $350,000 in the minors. Carter was skating at New Jersey's camp without a contract, but a deal wasn't worked out with the Devils. Still, he's looking forward to playing in Minnesota. "There's a lot to be excited about going there," he said. "Everything away from the rink aside, I get a chance to play with Zach [Parise] again. He's a good friend of mine. And when you look at the team and the roster and to have a chance to win, that's something that's extremely important to me. Going there with a chance to play and a chance to win is really exciting." He will probably open the season on the fourth line.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Ryan Carter admitted that remaining unsigned was "getting to be a distraction."

Carter has been taking part in New Jersey's training camp on a tryout basis. New Jersey might allow him to participate in further practices after the season starts even if he remains unsigned, but obviously Carter is hoping it doesn't come to that.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Ryan Carter, who is attending the Devils' training camp despite being unsigned, is hoping to get into preseason games.

Carter is paying for his own insurance to protect himself in case he gets hurt. "Where my future is, I don’t even know," Carter said. "I hope I know where it is, but I don't and that's the fact of the matter. So, I've got to go out there and play." He played in 62 games with New Jersey last season, but there's no shortage of competition for bottom-six spots this time around.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Ryan Carter will attend New Jersey's training camp as a tryout.

He remains an unsigned unrestricted free agent after playing his last three seasons with the New Jersey Devils. Carter produced 10 points in 62 games in 2013-14.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Mikko Koivu
2Mikael Granlund
3Erik Haula
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ryan Carter
6Jordan Schroeder
LW1Zach Parise
2Jason Zucker
3Matt Cooke
4Sean Bergenheim
5Justin Fontaine
RW1Jason Pominville
2Thomas Vanek
3Nino Niederreiter
4Charlie Coyle
D1Ryan Suter
2Jonas Brodin
3Jared Spurgeon
4Marco Scandella
5Keith Ballard
6Matt Dumba
7Christian Folin
8Nate Prosser
G1Devan Dubnyk
2Darcy Kuemper
3Niklas Backstrom