Carlson registered a pair of assists and logged a team-high 24:26 of ice time in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Islanders in Game 4.
Carlson picked up the primary helper on second-period goals by Evgeny Kuznetsov and Alex Ovechkin, helping the Capitals erase a 2-0 deficit and stave off elimination. Carlson, who missed the round robin due to injury, has hit the scoresheet in all four games against the Islanders, totaling six assists. He entered Tuesday's tilt with a rough minus-8 rating but was even in Game 4.
Carlson had an assist but went minus-3 in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 2.
Carlson has picked up three helpers in two games since returning from an undisclosed injury, but he's also suffered a minus-6 rating over that span. The Islanders have had the edge in the series, making it difficult for Carlson to keep a clean effort defensively.
Carlson notched two power-play assists in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders during Game 1.
After missing all three games for the Caps in the seeding round robin with an undisclosed injury, Carlson was in top form in his return to the lineup. Washington still has plenty of time to get back into this series, but the team will likely need its top blueliner to stay productive to do it.
Carlson (undisclosed) will be in action for Game 1 versus the Islanders on Wednesday.
Carlson missed the team's three round-robin matchups due to his undisclosed issue but is set to be in the lineup Wednesday. With the blueliner cleared to play, he figures to rejoin the top power-play unit, which likely will see Dmitry Orlov dropped to the No. 2 unit.
Carlson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's Game 1 versus the Islanders, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Carlson returned to practice Monday after missing the entirety of the round-robin round, which was a major step in the right direction for his recovery, but he may need a little more time before making his return to action after such a long layoff. Another update on the star blueliner's status will undoubtedly surface prior to puck drop Wednesday afternoon.
Carlson (undisclosed) took part in Monday's practice, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washingtonreports.
Carlson was held out of all three round-robin games after getting twisted up along the boards late in an exhibition match against the Hurricanes prior to the start of the playoffs, but he appears to be getting closer to a return. At the moment, the Norris Trophy finalist should be considered "questionable" for Wednesday's matinee against the Islanders, but circle back for updates in the interim.
Carlson (undisclosed) will miss Sunday's round-robin finale versus the Bruins, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Carlson has been practicing with his teammates for over a week now, but he's evidently still dealing with the nagging injury that has kept him out of the entirety of the round-robin round. At this point it isn't clear if he'll be ready for Game 1 of the Capitals' first-round series.
Carlson (undisclosed) will not play in Thursday's round-robin matchup with Philadelphia, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
While tournament seeding is an important aspect of the round-robin contests, there is no reason for the Capitals to rush Carlson back into the lineup until he's fully fit. The fact that he's been practicing with the team could leave the door open for him to suit up against Boston on Sunday. In his stead, Washington should continue to utilize Dmitry Orlov with the No. 1 power-play unit.
Carlson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Thursday's round-robin clash with the Flyers, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Even if Carlson can't go against the Flyers, he'll still have a one-game tune-up against the Bruins on Sunday to prepare for when the real games start in the next round. If the elite defenseman does suit up, he'll likely carry a hefty price tag in DFS contests but may be worth it considering he racked up 75 points during the regular season.
Carlson (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against the Lightning on Monday.
Carlson will miss his first game of the season after appearing in all 69 pre-hiatus regular-season outings for the club. With the elite blueliner on the shelf, Dmitry Orlov could get bumped up to the top power-play unit while Radko Gudas slots back into the lineup. The obvious priority for the Caps will be getting Carlson back in the lineup following the round-robin clashes.
Carlson (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision versus Tampa Bay on Monday, Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports.
Carlson remains bogged down in a 13-game goal drought, though he's racked up eight helpers over that stretch while averaging 24:33 of ice time. If the Massachusetts native misses Monday's matchup, Michal Kempny or Dmitry Orlov figures to jump into the top power-play unit while Radko Gudas would likely join the lineup.
While Carlson (undisclosed) participated in Saturday's practice, head coach Todd Reirden would not confirm the defenseman's availability for the first round-robin match against the Lightning on Monday, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
This may just be boilerplate postseason gamesmanship by the Capitals coach as the available evidence points to Carlson being good to go sometime in the near future. However, fantasy managers should check back for confirmation prior to puck drop Monday afternoon. At minimum, the Norris Trophy finalist's presence at practice is a good indication that any potential absence is likely to be short-lived.
Head coach Todd Reirden indicated that, while Carlson (undisclosed) was absent from Thursday's practice, he is expected to return after the Capitals' off-day Friday, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.
Carlson exited in the third period of Wednesday's 3-2 exhibition win over the Hurricanes after getting twisted up along the boards, but Reirden's optimism reinforces the sense that the exit was precautionary. The 30-year-old should be good to go for Washington's first round-robin contest against the Bruins on Aug. 3, but check back for updates in the coming days.
Carlson was removed as a precaution during Wednesday's exhibition game after an awkward fall, Samantha Pell of The Washington Post reports.
Coach Todd Reirden said the team took the precaution since it was only an exhibition contest, but there doesn't seem to be much concern over the injury. Carlson will be reevaluated in the near future, but he should have enough time to get ready for the first game of the season restart Monday against the Lightning.
Carlson is among the finalists for the Norris Trophy, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
Carlson's presence on the list of finalists is not surprising given that he was fourth among NHL defensemen with 15 goals and the league leader in blueliner points (60) in 69 games. The 30-year-old faces stiff competition from Nashville's Roman Josi and Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman for the trophy, but his glowing offensive production could be enough to put him over the top when all the votes are counted.
Carlson finished the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 regular season with 15 goals and 75 points in 69 games.
Carlson led all NHL blueliners in scoring with his second consecutive 70-plus point campaign. The 30-year-old's production likely will give him serious Norris Trophy consideration and he should be one of the top blueliners when fantasy play resumes for the 2020-21 season.
Carlson, who's racked up 15 goals and 75 points in 69 games this campaign, is currently the likely favorite to win the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's top defenseman.
Carlson has firmly established himself as one of the NHL's top defenders over the past three seasons, having racked up 43 goals and 213 points while posting a plus-33 rating in 231 games, but he hasn't added a Norris Trophy to his resume over that span thanks to unbelievable campaigns from Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman in 2017-18 and Calgary's Mark Giordano in 2018-19. However, with just 13 games left on Washington's schedule, Carlson currently has 10 more points than the next highest-scoring defenseman (Nashville's Roman Josi), and should be considered the heavy favorite to take home his first Norris Trophy if/when the NHL resumes its season and hands out its yearly awards.
Carlson dished out a pair of assists in Thursday's 6-5 overtime loss to the Rangers.
Both of Carlson's helpers came on goals scored by Alex Ovechkin, who pulled into a tie for the league lead with 47 goals. While it's easy to rack up the apples while sharing the ice with one of the greatest snipers of all time, Carlson has done plenty of heavy lifting himself en route to 75 points in 67 games this season. He comfortably leads all defensemen in scoring and ranks 12th in the league overall.
Carlson notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal, two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Wild.
Carlson set up Alex Ovechkin's first of two tallies in the first period. The 30-year-old defenseman has posted just two goals since the New Year, but he's amassed 23 points in 24 outings during that span. His career-best output now stands at 73 points to go with 180 shots, 102 blocks and a plus-15 rating in 65 games.
Carlson notched an assist, a plus-2 rating and three blocked shots during Sunday's 5-3 win over the Penguins.
The helper moved Carlson ahead of Calle Johansson to become the franchise's point leader among defensemen. The 30-year-old continues to pace NHL blueliners in 2019-20 with 15 goals and 72 points in 62 games.
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