Lightning D Carle out 6-8 weeks after surgery

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Tampa, FL ( - Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle will have surgery to repair torn adductor muscles and is expected to miss between 6-to-8 weeks, the team said Monday.

The surgery will be performed Tuesday in Philadelphia, the Lightning said.

Carle, 30, missed Saturday's game against Colorado. The 10-year NHL veteran has four goals and 10 assists in 46 games this season for the Atlantic Division-leading Lightning.