Trevor Lewis

Injured Kings center Jeff Carter is finally back on ice skating

Injured Kings center Jeff Carter is finally back on ice skating

The long road of recovery for Jeff Carter has seen a significant sign of progress, just as the Kings changed out some parts to prevent the wheels from falling off.

Carter has begun skating on his own, according to general manager Rob Blake on Tuesday in what represents the biggest news yet in Carter’s comeback from a lacerated ankle tendon that has kept him out since Oct.18. The Kings’ leading goal-scorer from last season is still out indefinitely, but his second-half return seriously would upgrade the Kings lineup as the Feb.26 trade deadline inches closer.

In the meantime, the Kings seek answers within the organizational roster and that led to the recalls of forward...

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