Karlsson played the first-round series against Boston despite two hairline fractures in his left heel, Joe McDonald of ESPN.com reports. Just a hockey player being a hockey player. The injury reportedly occurred when Karlsson blocked a shot during a March 28 game against Philadelphia and it caused him to miss three of the last five regular-season games. While this sort of injury could've kept the star defenseman out during the regular season, it's the playoffs and he has already shown he can compete at a high level despite the ailment, so it's unlikely that he'll miss ice time because of it.
Karlsson collected two assists -- one on the power play -- and logged 30:15 of ice time during Monday's Game 3 win over Boston. The Norris candidate is now up to four assists through the first three games of the series and has topped 30 minutes of ice time in consecutive outings. His hefty role provides a high fantasy floor, and his offensive upside offers an even higher ceiling. As a result, Karlsson's an elite fantasy asset and worth nightly consideration in daily contests.
Karlsson (foot) will return to action for Game 1 against the Bruins on Wednesday. Karlsson missed five of the Senators' final seven games of the season, but will be ready in time for the playoffs. Getting back its leading scorer -- 71 points on the year -- should boost Ottawa's chances of defeating Boston in the team's opening-round series. The blueliner will almost certainly pick up where he left off -- six points in his last six appearances -- and is a lock in most playoff pools and daily contests.
Karlsson (foot) will miss the rest of the regular season -- two more games -- in order to prepare for the playoffs, Sportsnet reports. The celebrated defenseman was ruled out for Saturday's game against the Rangers early Saturday, and now he'll be a spectator for the regular-season finale against the Islanders in New York. Understandably, Senators GM Pierre Dorion wants to keep Karlsson, the captain, fresh as his club pursues its first Stanley Cup win in franchise history. Karlsson finishes the season with 71 points (17 goals, 54 assists) in 77 games after averaging a point per contest in a full 2015-16 campaign.
Karlsson (undisclosed) will not suit up against the Rangers on Saturday, Steve Lloyd of TSN reports. Karlsson will miss his fourth game out of the Sens' last six and should probably be considered questionable at best for the regular-season finale versus the Isles on Sunday. When healthy, the blueliner has been capitalizing on his opportunities as he has notched 16 points in his last 15 contests, including two goals and five assists with the man advantage. The Professional Hockey Writers' Association will likely be deciding between Karlsson and San Jose's Brent Burns when voting for the Norris Trophy -- awarded to the league's best defenseman.
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