Carter has been out since Oct. 18 when his ankle was cut by a skate in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.
The addition should come as a huge boost for the Kings. Last season, the 33-year-old led the team with 32 goals and 66 points in 82 games and was awarded the Bill Libby Memorial Award as the Kings' Most Valuable Player.
Prior to the injury, Carter had put up three assists in six contests.
After Montreal Canadiens blue-liner Karl Alzner lined up Kucherov with a near knee-on-knee hit, Stamkos responded, dropping the gloves with the veteran rearguard.
The two traded a few jabs in the otherwise underwhelming scuffle. When the dust settled, Alzner was handed a five-minute major, while Stamkos walked away with a major penalty, a 10-minute misconduct, and an instigator call.
It marked the third fight of Stamkos' career, with his most recent bout coming against Brad Marchand in 2015.
Hynes was reportedly in the final year of a three-year contract, which he signed when he joined the team back in 2015, according to NJ.com's Chris Ryan.
In three years as the head coach of the Devils, Hynes has put up a record of 97-98-30 in 225 games. The team currently sits in the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference, looking to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
The Boston Bruins are believed to be one of the teams in the mix for the 39-year-old, LeBrun adds.
Gionta is fresh off representing USA as team captain at PyeongChang 2018, recording no points in five games as his squad failed to qualify for the medal round. However, while overseas, his agent was in talks with NHL teams about landing his client a job.
The veteran winger last played in the NHL in 2016-17, recording 15 goals and 20 assists in 82 contests with the Buffalo Sabres. He has over 1,000 games under his belt, and an additional 112 coming in the playoffs.