- Capital One Arena
WAS -150, O/U 6
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Top John Carlson News
Capitals' John Carlson: Dishes helper
Carlson recorded an assist and two hits while logging 21:34 of ice time during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Avalanche.
Carlson has recorded two helpers in his first three games while averaging 23 minutes of ice time. The 31-year-old should once again be among the top fantasy blueliners again in the 2021-22 campaign, so keep him rolling.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Bags apple
Carlson tallied a power-play assist while logging 21:20 of ice time during Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Rangers.
Washington's power play was the difference-maker in its home opener despite the absence of Nicklas Backstrom (hip). The 31-year-old is on his way to another elite season on the back end, so keep him rolling.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Healthy for camp
Carlson (knee) indicated he expects to be ready for preseason action after undergoing offseason surgery, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Carlson suffered damage to his kneecap during the 2020-21 campaign, which required offseason surgery, but he is ready for action as Washington kicks off formal training camp Thursday. The 31-year-old posted 10 goals and 44 points in 52 games during the pandemic-shortened season and should be one of the top fantasy defenders once again as long as he can stay healthy and involved in Washington's potent offensive attack, so draft him in all formats with confidence.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Undergoes minor surgery
General manager Brian MacLellan indicated that Carlson (knee) recently underwent a "minor procedure," Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Carlson brought up the knee issue following Washington's exit from the postseason in May and indicated that surgical options were possible. MacLellan indicated that the 30-year-old defender is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. Fantasy managers should target the offensive rearguard early in all formats following his 10-goal, 44-point effort in 52 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Dealt with knee injury
Carlson dealt with a knee injury toward the end of the season that may require surgery, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
At this point it isn't clear if Carlson is in danger of missing time at the start of the 2021-22 campaign. The 31-year-old blueliner turned in another fantastic season in 2020-21, racking up 10 goals, 44 points and 128 shots on net through 52 contests. He'll remain a high-end fantasy commodity heading into next year's drafts.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Ready for Game 1
Carlson (lower body) will return to action versus Boston on Saturday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Carlson racked up 15 of his 44 points this season with the man advantage and figures to retake his place quarterbacking the No. 1 power-play unit. For the fourth straight year, the 31-year-old defenseman reached the 10-goal mark and should continue to provide elite fantasy value heading into the playoffs.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Won't play Tuesday
Carlson (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Carlson practiced Monday and was on the ice for Tuesday's morning skate, so although he won't play in Washington's regular-season finale, he appears to be on track to play in Saturday's Game 1 against the Bruins. The 31-year-old defender has racked up 10 goals and 44 points through 52 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Good to go
Carlson (lower body) will rejoin the Capitals' lineup for Tuesday's regular-season finale against Boston, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
Carlson will return to his usual featured role Tuesday after missing Saturday's win over Philadelphia with a lower-body issue. The 31-year-old blueliner has racked up 10 goals and 44 points through 52 games this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Practicing Monday
Carlson (lower body) was on the ice for Monday's practice, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom were both late scratches for Saturday's 2-1 overtime win against the Flyers, and it has yet to be established if the offensive defenseman will be ready to return for Tuesday's regular-season finale against the Bruins. The 31-year-old has tallied 10 goals and 44 points in 52 games during the pandemic-shortened season.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Ruled out Saturday
Carlson (lower body) is day-to-day with a lower body injury and will not dress for Saturday's match against the Flyers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Carlson missed two games recently with a lower-body injury and it's not yet clear if the cause of Saturday's absence is related to his prior injury. The 31-year-old has notched 10 goals and 44 points in 52 games and could be in the running for Norris Trophy consideration after the regular season ends.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Good to go Monday
Carlson (lower body) is taking warmups and is expected to suit up for Monday's tilt with the Rangers, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Carlson will return from a two-game absence Monday. The veteran blueliner has racked up 42 points and 64 blocked shots in 49 games this season. He'll slide into his usual top-pair role for Monday's contest.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Monday return not ruled out
Carlson (lower body) is participating in Monday's morning skate and will talk to trainers afterwards about getting cleared to play in Monday's game against the Rangers, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
If the trainers deem Carlson fit to play, he could rejoin the lineup for Monday's tilt. Alex Ovechkin (lower body) also participated in Monday's morning skate and is awaiting official clearance from trainers.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Not suiting up
Carlson (lower body) is unavailable for Saturday's tilt with Pittsburgh.
Carlson was back on the ice Friday so he could be close to returning. The veteran blueliner has 42 points and a minus-6 rating through 49 games this season. He'll be questionable for Monday's contest against the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Skates Friday
Carlson (lower body) participated in Friday's optional skate, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Carlson was a late scratch for Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Penguins, but his return to the ice is at least an encouraging sign. The 31-year-old's availability for Saturday's match against the Penguins is uncertain, so fantasy managers should circle back for further updates prior to puck drop. Justin Schultz would continue to fill the void on the top defense pairing and power-play unit if Carlson is forced to miss any more time.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: No-go Thursday
Carlson (lower body) won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Penguins.
Carlson came into the contest deemed a game-time call with an undisclosed issue, but the team announced he's out for Thursday and is day-to-day with the lower-body injury. The 31-year-old will be a tough loss out of the lineup Thursday, as he's racked up 10 goals and 42 points in 49 games this campaign. With Carlson out, look for Nick Jensen to enter the lineup on defense and Zdeno Chara to perhaps get a look on the power play in Thursday's clash.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Game-time call
Carlson (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for morning skate and will be a game-time decision for Thursday night's matchup with Pittsburgh, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.
It isn't clear what Carlson is dealing with, but his status for Thursday's contest likely won't be confirmed until the Capitals take the ice for pregame warmups, so fantasy managers hoping to use him in their daily lineups should plan accordingly. The 31-year-old blueliner has enjoyed another highly productive season in 2020-21, having racked up 10 goals and 42 points through 49 games.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Sparks offense with four helpers
Carlson collected four assists, two on the power play, in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Flyers.
He helped set up all three of the Caps' goals in the second period as they took a commanding lead. Carlson has a three-game point streak going, and on the season the All-Star blueliner has 10 goals and 42 points through 45 contests.... See More ... See Less
Capitals' John Carlson: Figures in on pair of goals
Carlson handed out two assists and registered two shots on goal in Tuesday's 6-1 win over Philadelphia. He also contributed two blocks and was plus-2.
Carlson assisted on back-to-back goals by Nicklas Backstrom (power play) and Carl Hagelin in the final minutes of the first period to help send the Capitals into the locker room with a 4-1 lead. Carlson has picked up five assists in his last four tilts and ranks third among NHL defensemen in scoring with 37 points in 43 games overall.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs|
|Birthplace: Natick, MA|