Jeff Carter, who “broke his foot on a four-on-three overtime win for us,” according to Darryl Sutter on Wednesday, is not yet nearing his return to the ice and will need additional recovery time, per a Lisa Dillman report.
Carter, who had his right foot in a walking boot because of a fracture, was re-evaluated Thursday in Los Angeles and Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi received the updated medical report later in the day.
“Could be at lower end of three to six weeks,” said Lombardi, who was with the Kings for their game against the Islanders on Thursday night here at Nassau Coliseum.
Tyler Toffoli, who was recalled from AHL-Manchester following Carter’s injury, has points in all five games since his promotion. His game-winning goal with 1:27 to play over the New York Islanders on Thursday was his third goal and seventh point of the season.
Carter last played in a 4-3 overtime win over San Jose on October 30. The Kings are 3-1-1 in his absence, though only one opponent over that span currently holds a record better than .500.
For a rational and eloquent Helene Elliott column on the state of the team’s goaltending with Jonathan Quick out of action, follow this link.