NHL notebook: Kings' Carter in a walking boot
|Los Angeles Kings Jeff Carter skates during the warm up before facing the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday March 28, 2012. (QMI Agency/Al Charest)
Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter has been sidelined by an ankle injury.
It's not known how serious the injury is but the 27-year-old, who has had a history of foot and ankle woes, was wearing a walking boot Friday.
Carter, who has six goals and three assists in 16 games since being obtained in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets, will be evaluated Sunday by team doctors in Los Angeles, according to L.A. Kings Insider.
"It's pretty sore," Carter said. "I think we're just (taking precautions) right now, keeping the weight off it and stuff like that."
Carter was hurt Wednesday night in Calgary. He was scratched from the lineup for the Kings game Friday in Edmonton and seemed doubtful for a game Saturday at Minnesota.
FLYER TOUGHS IT OUT
Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov is keen to get back into the Philadelphia lineup after missing the Flyers' 7-1 win Thursday in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.
Bryzgalov, who has a chip fracture in his right foot, practised Friday and general manager Paul Holmgren said he doesn't think the goalie is in danger of injuring himself further by playing.
"There's some progress," Bryzgalov told the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The 31-year-old said the ailment wasn't causing him much trouble "because I'm tough and Russian."
MCQUAID TO MISS TWO
Injured Bruins defenceman Adam McQuaid will miss games against the New York Islanders and Rangers this weekend, the Globe reported Friday.
McQuaid was cut above his left eye in the first period Thursday when Jason Chimera of the Washington Capitals knocked him head-first into the boards. The eye is swollen shut, Bruins coach Claude Julien said. McQuaid has not been diagnosed with a concussion.
Chimera will not get any supplementary discipline, an NHL spokesman told the Washington Post.
Replays showed McQuaid turning toward the glass immediately before Chimera made contact.
"The guy turned at the last second," Caps coach Dale Hunter said.
Chimera was assessed a charging major and game misconduct.
Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg is day-to-day because of an infected cut above his left knee. Seidenberg missed his first game of the season Thursday but likely will return against the Islanders on Saturday or the Rangers on Sunday ...
Andy McDonald, out since March 15 with a shoulder injury, will be back in the St. Louis Blues lineup Saturday against Columbus, coach Ken Hitchcock said.