Karlsson scored on the power play in Tuesday's 2-1 win over New Jersey.
Karlsson's 10th goal of the season made it 2-0 early in the third and eventually held up as the game-winner. The Swede has been overshadowed by San Jose's Brent Burns, but he still ranks second among blueliners with 52 points. Nineteen of those points have come with the extra man, which comes as no surprise considering Karlsson finished with at least 26 power-play points in each of the previous three seasons.
Karlsson recorded two helpers, five shots, six blocked shots in 29:08 minutes played during a loss to the Jets on Sunday.
This was his fifth straight game with at least one point and three shots. He's not leading the league in assists like last season, but Karlsson is in third with 42. He's also on pace for his second straight 60-assist season. Furthermore, Karlsson is among the leaders in average ice time, so that's an add bonus in leagues where that's a category.
Karlsson dished out three assists -- one on the power play, another on n empty-netter -- in Thursday's 5-2 victory over Tampa Bay.
That's five points in two games for the stat blueliner -- his first back-to-back multi-point efforts since Dec. 5-7. Karlsson's goals are down a bit -- mostly because his shot rate's fallen noticeably -- but one or two big games would turn that around in a hurry, and even so, his 44 points in 49 contests make him welcome on all fantasy rosters.
Karlsson scored a goal, added an assist and registered eight shots with two blocks in Tuesday's 6-5 loss against the Panthers.
Karlsson's shot totals have been way down this season, but he was very active in the offensive zone in this game which featured plenty of fire wagon hockey. The All-Star remains one of the best offensive defensemen in fantasy hockey, and he remains tied for the Eastern Conference lead in blocked shots (128) with Calvin de Haan of the Islanders.
Karlsson heads into Tuesday's game against the Panthers without a goal over the past 20 outings, as he continues to have a stronger focus on his defensive duties, Don Brennian of the Ottawa Citizen reports.
While Karlsson's shots have been way down, he leads the Eastern Conference in blocked shots with 126 through 47 games. He also sees plenty of time on the power play, posting a goal and 14 assists on the man advantage. Karlsson remains one of the most productive offensive defensemen, even in a down year.