In 75 regular season games for the Islanders, Carkner had 5 points and 195 penalty minutes. Carkner also had 1 point and 2 penalty minutes in 4 playoff games with the Islanders.
Heard earlier today that Matt Carkner had back surgery last week. Season likely done. Aggravated injury in 1st #Isles preseason game.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) November 1, 2014