The Kings' push to the postseason will have to go on without Jeff Carter
for at least one game.
Carter suffered an ankle injury in Wednesday's win at Calgary and likely will not play Friday in Edmonton, according to the L.A. Kings Insider blog on the team's website.
Carter has 6 goals and 3 assists in 16 games since arriving in Los Angeles in the Feb. 24 trade. He has been a regular on the second line with Mike Richards
and the Kings are 11-5 with Carter in the lineup.
If Carter can't go, it is possible that Brad Richardson
takes his place on the second line with Richards and either Dwight King
or Jordan Nolan
. Richardson has 3 goals and 2 assists in 54 games this season. He has been a healthy scratch 23 times.
"I haven't decided yet," Kings coach Darryl Sutter
said. "Lots of guys can play different positions. We'll see what the Oilers are doing first."