John Carlson Stats
- Height / Weight
- 75 / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 1/10/1990 (33)
John Carlson Last 10 Games
John Carlson News
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (face) will miss a fourth consecutive game Tuesday against the Sabres and could be out for multiple months. He was involved in a scary incident right before the holiday break when Carlson took a shot to the face in a game against Winnipeg. The two-time All-Star has exited the lineup boasting 21 points through 30 games this season. Carlson's absence is a major blow for Washington, but Erik Gustafsson had so far admirably filled in for him and enters Tuesday's action holding a seven-game point streak, which includes four multi-point efforts. Trevor van Riemsdyk has also been handed a bigger role, including a spot on the second power-play unit.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (face) was moved to Injured Reserve on Tuesday, and head coach Peter Laviolette said that he is out "long term." Carlson took a puck to the face in Friday's 4-1 win over Winnipeg and was even forced to spend some time in the hospital. The 32-year-old exits the lineup with 21 points to his name through 30 appearances. Trevor van Riemsdyk will move up in the lineup to replace Carlson on Tuesday versus the Rangers, while his absence will further boost the value of Erik Gustafsson, who has already been hot lately and will now get a chance to ride with the first power-play unit.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson wasn't able to complete Friday's matchup against Winnipeg, leaving the contest in the third period after taking a slap shot to the face. He was taken to the hospital, but luckily only for precautionary reasons. Carlson finished with 16:12 of ice time and posted two shots and one block with a plus-one rating. The star defenseman has done a lot of work in every corner of the ice this season, piling up 21 points in 30 games with 101 shots, 34 hits and 70 blocks. It remains to be seen if he recovers in time for the next game which comes on Dec. 27 against the Rangers.
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson (lower body) has been activated from Injured Reserve and appears set to return to action Friday after missing six games. Meanwhile, fellow blue-liner Dmitry Orlov (lower body) remains unavailable and was placed on Injured Reserve Friday. Carlson rejoins the fun with two goals and four assists to his name this season in nine games. He has also tallied 13 hits and 21 blocks while averaging 21:55 of ice time. Carlson returns against one of his favorites opponents, with him having notched 30 points in 42 career appearances against Tampa Bay.