Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/5/12

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 21: Jeff Carter #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center on April 21, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 3-1 to take a three games to one lead in the series. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Los Angeles Kings will be without the services of center Jeff Carter for Thursday's game against the Pacific Division rival San Jose Sharks, coach Darryl Sutter said. Carter will miss his fourth straight contest with a deep bone bruise in his ankle. The Kings (40-27-13), who have posted a 2-0-1 mark in that stretch, can secure a postseason berth on Thursday. Tests revealed no structural damage for Carter, who is progressing well - according to Sutter. Carter has six goals and three assists in 16 games since being acquired on Feb. 24 from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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