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25 Matt Carle D
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 9/25/1984 | Birthplace: Anchorage, AK, USA | Team: Tampa Bay Lightning | College: Denver | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 60/40 | Average Draft Position: 182.61
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4/3/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle: Six Assists In Last 24 Games

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle: Six Assists In Last 24 Games

News: Matt Carle picked up an assist in Thursday's loss to the Flames. He has six points -- all assists -- in his last 24 games.
Analysis: So much for his typical 38 to 42 points a season -- this was just his 31st point. Matt Carle has assumed a more defensive role, and that's hurting his fantasy value ... other than blocked shots, that is. He has 153 of those.

3/10/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle: Second Assist In Last 12 Games

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle: Second Assist In Last 12 Games

News: Matt Carle picked up an assist Monday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Phoenix. It is just his second assist in his last 12 games.
Analysis: By season's end, Matt Carle will probably still have his 35 points. But these long droughts sure are frustrating.

3/2/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Tampa's Carle: First Point In Eight Games

Matt Carle

Tampa's Carle: First Point In Eight Games

News: Matt Carle's assist Sunday was his first point in eight games.
Analysis: He's on pace to hit 35 points this season, a number that would be right in line with his 35-40 point average. He is what he is.

2/25/2014

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Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Will Play Thursday

News: Matt Carle (foot) is expected to play Thursday against the Predators, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: Fantasy owners should roll Matt Carle with confidence Thursday after the defenseman netted an impressive 25 points in 58 games before the break.

2/24/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Back At Practice

News: Matt Carle (foot) returned to practice Monday, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper previously indicated that he was confident Matt Carle would be available for the team's first game out of the break Thursday vs. the Predators, and his return to practice would seem to confirm as much. Carle is enjoying an excellent bounce-back season for the Bolts, totaling 25 points and a plus-16 rating in 58 games.

2/19/2014

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Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Sits With Foot Issue Wednesday

News: Matt Carle sat out Wednesday's practice with a foot issue, Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Analysis: Coach Jon Cooper revealed after practice that with the exception of possibly Steven Stamkos, he expects all of his injured players to be in the lineup Feb. 27. Consider Matt Carle's absence to be a maintenance day more than anything else.

2/10/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle Having Solid Season

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Having Solid Season

News: Matt Carle has two goals and 23 assists through 58 games this season.
Analysis: Matt Carle is having a solid year, but has cooled off lately, with just two points in his last 12 games. His plus-16 rating makes him a valuable fantasy option for after the Olympic break.

1/19/2014

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Matt Carle

Tampa's Carle Quietly Strong

News: Matt Carle picked up an assist Sunday. He now has 24 points in 50 games this season.
Analysis: He's just one of those steady performers who doesn't stand out, but ends up with almost 40 points each season. His plus-minus is solid (plus-15), so he's a decent stabilizer on pretty much any fantasy roster.

1/13/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle Assist Streak At Seven Games

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Assist Streak At Seven Games

News: Matt Carle extended his career-best point and assist streaks to seven games (nine assists) when he picked up a power-play assist on Monday night.
Analysis: He's on pace for his first 40-point season since his 2010-11 season in Philly. He has matured into a 35-40 point, 50 hit and 150 blocked shot defender which is a valuable combination in a lot of formats. Use him well.

1/11/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle Finishes Plus-6 Saturday

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Finishes Plus-6 Saturday

News: Matt Carle contributed two assists and finished with a plus-6 rating in Saturday's win over the Flyers.
Analysis: It was the sixth straight game that Matt Carle has grabbed a point for the Bolts, a stretch during which he's been a plus-8 on the ice. Carle has been known to put up streaks like these before only to tail off dramatically, but he's worth grabbing while he has some momentum.

1/5/2014

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle: Three-Game Streak

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle: Three-Game Streak

News: Matt Carle picked up two assists Sunday in a loss to Edmonton. He now has four points on his current three-game streak.
Analysis: Well, well -- he's gaining steam. What do you know. Sorry for sounding sarcastic, but we know he's been a frustration to fantasy owners. His 40-point tease in 2010-11 was just that and instead, he's rounding into a streaky, 35-point defender who'll block 150 shots each year.

12/1/2013

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle Mired In Deep Slump

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Mired In Deep Slump

News: Matt Carle has gone seven games without a point, amassing a minus-4 rating in that span. He has just two points in his last 15 games.
Analysis: He is what he is -- a middle-of-the-road defender who has, at points in the past, been sorely overrated by fantasy owners. We know that sounds harsh and perhaps it is. He's been in the league now for nine seasons and he is yet to show us he's anything more than a sturdy, number four defender. He does block a lot of shots, though. Maybe that's good enough for some owners, but he'll be hard pressed right now to hit the 30-point plateau. He has become a deep league guy only -- sit him unless you have nothing but stick men on your bench.

11/14/2013

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Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Quietly Delivering

News: Matt Carle's assist Thursday gives him 10 points in 19 games this season.
Analysis: Don't look now, but that would be a career pace (43 points). Like Marc-Edouard Vlasic, his game has taken time to develop. This mid-40s pace could be his new normal for the next four to five years. Use accordingly.

10/24/2013

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Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Nets First Goal Of Season

News: Matt Carle scored a power-play goal and finished minus-2 in a 6-5 overtime victory. It was his first goal of the season.
Analysis: He has quietly put up six points (one goal, five assists) in a nine-game span to start this season, but remember -- his best season ever was only 40 points large. He's boring, but can certainly help fill your bottom spots on the blue line.

10/10/2013

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Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Contributes Two Helpers

News: Matt Carle delivered two assists in Thursday's win over the Panthers. One of the helpers came on the power play.
Analysis: He has three points in four games. His production tends to come in fits and spurts, so beware his impact on your head-to-head squad.

4/7/2013

Matt Carle, D, TB Carle On Five-Game Streak For Bolts

Matt Carle

Carle On Five-Game Streak For Bolts

News: Matt Carle's point streak now stands at five games and seven points (one goal, six assists) after he picked up a helper in Sunday's loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: Where has this come from? He has seven points in those five games, but just 11 in his previous 33 games. Stick in the spurs and enjoy it while it lasts.

4/6/2013

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle Finally Putting Up Points

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Finally Putting Up Points

News: Matt Carle scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders. He is currently riding a four-game, six-point (one goal, five assists) streak.
Analysis: He has finally started to show some offense after scuffling through most of the season. Keep him rolling and hope he doesn't revert into his early-season form.

4/4/2013

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Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Gets Modest Streak Going

News: Matt Carle picked up two assists Thursday in a win over Carolina and has now notched helpers in three straight games.
Analysis: It's not a whole lot, but at least it's some sign of life from the two-time 40-point scorer. Matt Carle's about the best offensive defenseman the Lightning have got now that they've traded Marc-Andre Bergeron, but he's generally made little of his opportunities to this point despite playing with an electric offense.

3/16/2013

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle Snaps 12-Game Point Slump

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Snaps 12-Game Point Slump

News: Matt Carle snapped a 12-game point drought with an assist in Saturday's win over Carolina. It was his 10th point of the season.
Analysis: He's logging heavy minutes, but we can't help but think the Bolts expected a few more points from him by now. We know fantasy owners sure did.

3/5/2013

Matt Carle, D, TB Bolts' Carle: Eight Games Without Scoring

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle: Eight Games Without Scoring

News: After being held off the scoresheet Tuesday against New Jersey, Matt Carle hasn't picked up a point in the last eight games.
Analysis: He's just not delivering the way we expected, and he should be benched if you have better options. Onthe bright side, he did go plus-1 Tuesday.

2/2/2013

Matt Carle, D, TB

Matt Carle

Bolts' Carle Has Two-Assist Night

News: Matt Carle set up both Bolts' goals in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. One of the helpers came on the power play where he has a point in each of the last two games.
Analysis: Is this the sign of life we've been waiting for from this talented defender? He's been relatively quiet this season, but still has a surprising six points in eight games. Half of those points have come on the PP.

7/4/2012

Matt Carle, D, TB

Matt Carle

Bolts Ink Carle For Six Years

News: Matt Carle has signed a six-year deal with the Lightning, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
Analysis: It's a $33 million deal over six years for the second-time Bolt (he came to Tampa originally as part of the Dan Boyle to San Jose deal). But he's a much better player than when he left -- he had four goals, 38 points and a plus-4 rating in 82 games last year while logging an average of more than 23 minutes of ice a game. He was also productive on the PP -- 15 of his points came there. Similar production should be possible in Tampa Bay.

7/1/2012

Matt Carle, D, TB

Matt Carle

Carle, Others Waiting On Suter

News: Matt Carle (stomach) likely will wait until Ryan Suter announces his free agent decision, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.
Analysis: This isn't surprising as Suter's value as the top free agent defenseman available will set the market for a player like Matt Carle. Carle has quietly put together several solid offensive seasons, notching 38 points last year with 12 on the power play. He's not much of a goal scorer but can move the puck out of the zone and dish it out on the power play. He can be a bargain on draft day, but considering the contracts Jason Garrison and Dennis Wideman received, he will not be a bargain when he signs.

7/1/2012

Matt Carle, D, TB

Matt Carle

Flyers' Carle To Test Free Agent Waters

News: Matt Carle (stomach) will test the free agent market, reports ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.
Analysis: The Flyers' acquisition of Luke Schenn from Toronto all but sealed Matt Carle's fate in Philly. He plays a quiet, reliable, two-way game; he'll contribute as a set-up man wherever he lands.

5/19/2012

Matt Carle, D, TB

Matt Carle

Philly's Carle Has Surgery For Torn Stomach Muscle

News: Matt Carle required offseason surgery to repair a torn stomach muscle, reports the Associated Press. His recovery time is four to six weeks.
Analysis: He was steady in the postseason, leading the Flyers blue line with two goals and four assists in 11 games. He is coming off his third consecutive season with at least 35 points, and should be able to deliver that with consistency going forward.