Posted May 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Jeff Carter still has trouble wrapping his mind around the surreal direction his hockey career has taken in the last year since the Philadelphia Flyers got rid of him and Mike Richards, his good friend and teammate. After a stop in Columbus, Carter improbably reunited with Richards in Los Angeles, where they're playing for the surging Kings and living together in a beautiful beach town. And in the sweetest development of all, Carter and Richards are still playing while the rebuilt Flyers' season is over. They'll be in the Kings' lineup for the Western Conference finals opener on Sunday alongside linemate Dustin Penner, another veteran earning redemption in Los Angeles' surprising playoff run. Carter and Richards acknowledge no grudge toward the Flyers. They're too focused on their great new lives.
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