Jeff Carter Has Hairline Fracture in Foot

Standard Spin: The word "fracture" is scary, but luckily this injury isn't as serious as it sounds. Carter has a small crack in the bone on top of his foot as a result of being hit by a shot (which aggravated an old injury). He may miss a handful of games, but how quickly he returns will mostly come down to his pain tolerance. The real problem is that it's the type of thing that can linger, and it could bother him and affect his performance going forward. (Oct.17)