Just when Carter, the team's big offseason acquisition, suffered the injury has led to conflicting reports.
"There's some confusion around his injury,'' Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson told ESPN.com Tuesday. "He had a bruised foot in training camp, which is still sore. And he's now got a fracture on the same foot, but it's not the same injury.
"It is close to the fracture that he had a couple of years ago in Philadelphia. He has a plate in there with some screws in there. It's right along the same bone there."
Carter has three assists in five games this season and last played Saturday in Dallas.
"We're going to let him rest for the next week to 10 days and then re-evaluable probably the middle of next week," Howson said.
The Blue Jackets added goaltender Mathieu Corbeil to the roster on emergency recall from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Saint John Sea Dogs.
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.