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VANCOUVER, Canada -- Greetings from Vancouver, where it's chilly but sunny.
The big news from the Kings’ morning skate at
Carter had five goals and nine points in 14 games before he was injured.
The Kings would have to make room for him on their roster, and it’s likely they would place goaltender
In the morning skate, Carter was on the right side with
“We’ll activate Jeff today,” Coach
Another tip that Carter might play is that his father, Jim, is among the relatives who accompanied the team on this trip to Vancouver and San Jose.
Seventeen fathers and one brother are riding the buses and planes and sharing hotel rooms with the players, and the group had a father-son dinner Sunday night. Jordan Nolan’s father, Ted, is kind of busy coaching the
Brown said having his father, Bryan, on the journey has brought back memories of the days when he and his father would travel together to games and tournaments.
"It's a little different rooming with him again," Dustin Brown said, smiling. "It's fun. It's kind of like it was back when I was a kid. It has the same feeling, being in a hotel on the road. But I don't think the hotel was nearly as nice when we were younger."
[UPDATED, 3:31 p.m.: The Kings have officially activated Carter for Monday's game.]