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Jeff Carter Suffers "Upper-Body" Injury, Unlikely to Return

It looks for all the world like a hand injury, though.

same facial expression here, Jeff.
same facial expression here, Jeff.
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So that's not what we wanted to see on the opening faceoff of a five-game road trip... just seconds into tonight's game against the Coyotes, Jeff Carter went off with an injury.

Naturally, every media member was asking about Carter's absence for most of the first period; the Kings finally announced that the injury was an upper-body one.

It's almost definitely to his hand, though, trust us. We'll update this post once there's a sense of how long he'll be out.