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Jeff Carter is back with the Los Angeles Kings after injury kept him out of World Cup

Jeff Carter is back with the Los Angeles Kings after injury kept him out of World Cup

Jeff Carter takes pride in representing Canada, having worn the maple leaf jersey at numerous international tournaments including the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where the Canadians won gold. tHe also is known for a steadfast fitness routine that extends to the off-season.

That all blew up in one fell swoop when Carter suffered a lower-body injury in late August, weeks before the World Cup. He was replaced by the Ducks’ Corey Perry, who helped Canada reach the tournament final.

“It’s an honor to play for Canada,” Carter said. “I trained all summer and I was ready to go. [Stuff] happens. There’s not much you can...

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