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East Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
37-16-3 77
36-15-5 77
33-16-7 73
32-17-7 71
27-23-6 60
25-23-8 58
19-30-7 45
15-34-7 37

2020 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 34 44 -5 23:47 12
Post Season 2 2 -2 25:55 6

Top John Carlson News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Slings two power-play assists

    Carlson produced two power-play assists and four shots on goal in Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins.

    Carlson set up tallies by Alex Ovechkin and T.J. Oshie in a span of 19 seconds during the second period. That was it for the Capitals' offense Thursday. Carlson has 34 points (12 on the power play), 100 shots, 54 blocked shots, 47 hits and a minus-7 rating through 40 games.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Lights lamp twice

    Carlson scored a pair of goals on two shots and added two hits in Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Islanders.

    Carlson opened the scoring 61 seconds into the game, blasting a one-timer from high in the zone that appeared to catch New York goalie Semyon Varlamov unprepared. Carlson added his second of the game late in the middle frame, joining a rush and converting a perfect back-door feed by Jakub Vrana. The goals were Carlson's eighth and ninth of the season and gave him 31 points in 36 games.

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  • Capitals' John Carlson: Extends point streak

    Carlson tallied an assist and two shots during Thursday's 4-3 win over the Devils.

    Carlson has contributed a goal and four points during a four-game point streak. With two goals and nine points in 11 games since the beginning of March, the 31-year-old now sits tied for third in the blueliner scoring race alongside Vancouver's Quinn Hughes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Natick, MA
Age: 31
Experience: 12
Shoots: Right