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Matt Carkner

33-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Islanders

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Carkner is what he is - a sixth or seventh defenseman who adds little to nothing offensively (0 goals since 2011-12) and finds himself in the press box about half the time. His one value to fantasy owners is that he will end up in the penalty box at least once per game. This...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Upper Body    EST. RETURN:  10/20/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 227   DOB: 11/3/1980
BORN: Winchester, Ontario   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #58 Overall in 1999   Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Carkner Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $4.5 million contract with the Islanders in July 2012.

October 6, 2014  –  Matt Carkner News

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Carkner (upper body) will start the season on IR, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 24 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 4:08 0 0 0 0:00 2 0
2009-10 28 81 2 9 11 0 190 87 2.3 0 0 16:55 0 0 0 0:04 128 125
2010-11 29 NHL OTT 50 1 6 7 0 136 40 2.5 0 0 14:53 0 0 0 0:01 71 59
2011-12 30 NHL OTT 29 1 2 3 0 33 17 5.9 0 0 11:55 0 0 0 0:00 58 26
2012-13 31 NHL NYI 22 0 2 2 -2 46 19 0.0 0 0 12:35 0 0 0 0:01 27 19
2013-14 32 NHL NYI 53 0 3 3 -10 149 50 0.0 0 0 11:59 0 0 0 0:01 58 59
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#4 Right Defenseman
  1. Johnny Boychuk
  2. Travis Hamonic  DTD
  3. Brian Strait
  4. Matt Carkner  IR
New York Islanders

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Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 12:35 0:01
2013-14 11:59 0:01

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Matt Carkner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carkner remained off the ice Friday with an upper-body injury, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Carkner (undisclosed) missed practice Saturday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

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Carkner has three points and a minus-9 rating in 38 games for the Islanders on the season.

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Carkner (lower body) will return to action Thursday against Montreal.

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Carkner (lower body) could come off IR for Thursday's game against Montreal, Newsday reports.

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Carkner (lower body) was back on the ice Tuesday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

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Carkner (lower body) may have suffered a setback, according to Newsday.

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Carkner (lower body) practiced Sunday but is not expected to play Monday against the Flyers.

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Carkner (lower body) is expected to return Monday versus Philadelphia, according to Newsday.

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Carkner (lower body) was placed on IR Friday, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple.

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Carkner is out for Thursday's game against the Rangers with a lower body injury, ESPN New York reports.

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Carkner officially signed with the Islanders for three years and $4.5 million on Sunday, according to Newday's Arthur Staple.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Carkner's value to the Islanders is that he may be their only defenseman capable of moving opposing players from in front of the net. However, poor skating is his achilles heel. Towards the end of last season, Carkner found himself to be a healthy scratch against better offensive teams. Carkner is, at best, a third-pairing defenseman and will play the same role this season, his upside is virtually nil.

2012-13

Carkner wasn't brought to Long Island to light the lamp, as he has only scored four goals in three NHL seasons, but to add toughness to the defensive unit of the team. Carkner made enemies with the Rangers while playing for Ottawa during last season's playoffs, delivering some questionable hits, so his presence on the Islanders could make life interesting during the six games these teams play against one another. Carkner posted three points in 29 games for the Senators last year.

2011-12

Carkner enters the 2011-12 season as Ottawa's designated heavyweight. The previous year, he racked up 136 penalty minutes in only 50 games while playing close to 15 minutes a night. One of the best fighters in the game, Carkner is not going to score many points (he had one goal and six assists in 2010-11). With two highly regarded rookie blueliners in Jared Cowen and David Rundblad about to enter the fold, Carkner might have a hard time getting much icetime this year, so his fantasy value is almost non-existent.

2010-11

Carkner should start the year as part of Ottawa's 3rd defense pairing and offers little fantasy value beyond penalty minutes. He lead the team in fighting majors in 2009-10 and will likely do so again this season.

2009-10

The rough-and-tumble Carkner will spend the season manning the blueline for the Binghamton Senators of the AHL. In 67 games with the B-Sens last year, Carkner compiled 210 penalty minutes to go along with three goals and 18 assists.

2008-09

Carkner should spend most of the 2008-09 season in the AHL with the Baby Sens. There is an outside chance that he joins the big club as a forward this year due to his big frame and aggressive style even though he's a defenseman.

2007-08

Signed as a depth defenseman for Ottawa's AHL affiliate in Binghamton, Carkner will likely spend the entire season down on the farm.

2006-07

Carkner is a 25-year-old defender who hasn't been able to crack an NHL lineup. He's played five straight seasons in the AHL for Cleveland. In 2005-06, Carkner finished with a career-high 30 points (10,20) with 202 penalty minutes. As a result, he could be a source of penalty minutes for Pittsburgh as an in-season call-up.