Carlson handed out two assists (one on the power play) in Tuesday's 4-2 victory over Minnesota. The Caps' top blueliner had gone more than a month since his last multi-point game, which came back on Feb. 9. Carlson managed just five points along with a minus-4 rating in the 13-game interim, representing a serious decline from his typical production. However, he's still healthy and Washington may have simply hit a midseason lull for a bit there, so Carlson's still one of the better guys to fill out your fantasy blue line.
Carlson picked up an assist in a 5-2 loss to the Predators on Saturday. He fired a whopping 10 shots on night -- that was almost 40 percent of the Caps shots. Carlson hit the 30-point mark with the assist.
Carlson had a power-play assist and five shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Flyers. The 27-year-old has a goal and three assists in 10 games since returning from a lower-body injury, so he's not quite back to the level of offensive production fantasy owners are hoping for. However, the injury to Matt Niskanen (lower-body) opens the door for Carlson to reclaim his place on the top power-play unit so make sure he's a regular in your lineup moving forward.
Carlson scored a goal on five shots, added an assist and went plus-4 against the Wings on Thursday. He's now marked the scoresheet in consecutive games after a five-game drought integrated with a six-game injury absence, so it seems Carlson's regained his mojo on the offensive end. That's good news for his fantasy owners, as Carlson has been scuffling through a pretty mediocre campaign by his standards; with 28 points in 49 contests, he's 11 short of the 39 he accumulated in just 56 games last season.
Carlson had an assist in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Hurricanes. The 27-year-old defenseman has just one assist and six shots in five games since returning from a lower-body injury. The New Jersey native had 24 points in the 35 games prior to the injury, so this is likely just a rough patch as he shakes the rust off and fantasy owners should just be patient.
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