John Carlson

#74 D / Washington Capitals / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 212 lb Age: 26 College: None

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  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Capitals' John Carlson: Will play Wednesday

    Carlson (lower body) took part in line rushes during pregame warmups, indicating he will play Wednesday against the Flyers, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Carlson's return to Washington's lineup will serve as a huge boost to the Caps' defensive corps, as the 26-year-old blueliner was averaging over 24 minutes of ice time per game before going down with a lower-body injury. The former first-round pick has also been a fantastic source of offense for the Capitals this season, racking up 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) in just 34 games. Keep in mind, however, that Carlson hasn't played in a game since Dec. 26 against Montreal, and will likely have a significant amount of rust to shake off before returning to form.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Expected back Tuesday

    Carlson (lower body) is "probable" to rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports. Carlson's return would be huge for an already scorching Capitals club, and it appears the veteran blueliner, who owns 27 points (six goals, 21 assists) through 34 games this season. He hasn't played since late December, but Carlson's return should make the Capitals an even tougher out on a nightly basis, starting with a Flyers club that's fifth in the league in penalty minutes, which could provide Carlson with plenty of chances and notching a point in his return.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Practices Tuesday

    Carlson (lower body) was on the ice for Tuesday's practice, JJ Regan of CSN Washington reports. Carlson seems to be one of the only beneficiaries to having the last two home games postponed due to the blizzard that tore through the Eastern seaboard over the weekend, as it gave him extra time to get healthy. It's uncertain whether he will be cleared to play before Wednesday's contest against the Flyers, but conditions look good for him to return after the All-Star break. Get ready to activate him from your IR lists in the near future. Before being sidelined by the injury in late-December, Carlson had six goals and 27 points in 34 games.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Unlikely to play Friday

    Carlson is doubtful against Anaheim on Friday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Carlson has slowly been working his way back from injury, but was described as doubtful by coach Barry Trotz. The next chance for the 26-year-old to suit up for the Capitals will be Sunday against the Penguins. When healthy, the blueliner has scored 27 points in 34 contests.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Still not ready to return Tuesday

    Carlson (lower body) won't play Tuesday against the Blue Jackets, Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post reports. Carlson was on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, but it was the first time he's skated with his teammates since Dec. 26, so it's hardly surprising that he's still not quite ready to return to game action. However, the 26-year-old blueliner does appear to be nearing a return to the Caps' lineup, and could return to action as soon as Friday against Anaheim.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Shows up for morning skate Tuesday

    Carlson (lower body) was able to participate in the morning skate Tuesday, but his availability for the evening game against the Blue Jackets remains in question, Capitals beat writer Mike Vogel reports. As noted by Vogel, the Capitals had seven defensemen available at morning skate so it appears they are prepared on the blue line whether Carlson suits up or not. Working against the defenseman in his quest to return to action is that he reportedly hasn't skated with the team since Dec. 26. Look for the Capitals to shed more light on his status around pregame warmups Tuesday night.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Travels with team to Columbus

    Carlson (lower body) travelled with the Capitals to Columbus on Monday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports. Carlson has been skating recently but has not been in the lineup so far in 2016. His presence on the trip is an encouraging sign, although a timetable for his return has yet to be established. Carlson had six goals and 27 points in 34 games prior to the injury. Ryan Stanton will dress in his place for Tuesday's game barring a recall from AHL Hershey, as Aaron Ness was sent down to the minors on Monday.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Out Saturday

    Carlson (lower body) did not travel for Saturday's match with the Sabres, Chuck Gormley of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. Carlson reportedly skated on his own earlier in the week but he'll have to show more progress in order to obtain medical clearance and return to game ice. After the Caps visit Buffalo, it's right back to D.C. on Sunday to host the Rangers. With such a high-caliber defenseman like Carlson, it will be tough for the team to keep information about his playing status close to the vest ahead of that game. Ryan Stanton has been called up as a spare defenseman in case Carlson ends up missing the whole weekend slate.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Won't play Thursday

    Head coach Barry Trotz ruled out Carlson (lower body) for Thursday's match agains the Canucks, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Carlson skated on his own prior to Tuesday's practice, but will be out at least one more game so plan accordingly. Carlson had six goals and 27 points in 34 games prior to the injury, which has held him out of the lineup since Dec. 28.

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    Capitals' John Carlson: Skates before practice Tuesday

    Carlson (lower body) skated on his own before practice on Tuesday, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports. Carlson has been out with the ailment since Dec.28 but his return to the ice even in limited capacity is a good sign. With the Capitals off till Thursday, it's possible that he will be well enough to return to the lineup soon, although given their position in the standings, don't be surprised if he's held of the lineup a bit longer out of caution. In any case, he doesn't appear to be sidelined for much longer.

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