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Karl Alzner | Defenseman | #27

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (5) / WAS
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Karl Alzner is waiting to find out if he'll need surgery to repair his groin injury.
"I’m hoping not," Alzner said. "I’m not a fan of surgery, but I’m also not a doctor, so we’ll figure out what they decide." Alzner wasn't able to participate in Game 6 due to the issue. He should learn more next week. May 12 - 6:07 PM

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Karl Alzner played through quite a few injuries during the regular season.

Along the way Alzner suffered a strained oblique, hip flexor injury, and broken thumb. Despite that he played in all 82 regular season games. He also played through a partial groin tear until it got to the point where he finally needed to be kept out of Game 6 of Washington's second round series against Pittsburgh.
May 12 - 10:59 AM

Karl Alzner was forced from Tuesday's Game 6 loss to the Penguins.

Some people thought Alzner was injured after being slashed by Pens forward Sidney Crosby, but he cleared that up after the game. Alzner said he had been dealing with a groin injury and he just wasn't fit enough to continue playing. Alzner will have plenty of time to heal, as the Caps were eliminated by the Penguins tonight.
May 10 - 11:53 PM

Karl Alzner didn't skate Monday morning, but he's still probable to play in Game 3 versus Pittsburgh.

He missed the session for maintenance on an undisclosed upper-body injury, but he was able to play in Game 2 on Saturday after he missed that skate.
May 2 - 2:33 PM

Karl Alzner is expected to play in Game 2 against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Alzer hasn't missed a game since 2010, so we would only be surprised if that streak failed to continue. He has two points with 10 hits and 14 blocks through seven games thus far this postseason.
Source: Katie Brown
Apr 30 - 5:37 PM

Karl Alzner (upper body) took part in Thursday's practice.

Though Capitals coach Barry Trotz previously stated that he expected Alzner to play in Game 1 Thursday night, it was worrisome that the defensemen missed Tuesday and Wednesday's skates. Nevertheless Alzner has declared himself good to go, so it seems things will play out as Trotz anticipated.
Apr 28 - 11:33 AM

Karl Alzner (upper body) missed his second straight practice on Wednesday.

Despite that, Capitals coach Barry Trotz still expects Alzner to participate in Game 1 on Thursday. Alzner had two assists in six games during the first round.
Apr 27 - 12:37 PM

Karl Alzner didn't participate in Tuesday's skate.

He received a maintenance day because coach Barry Trotz thought he could use a rest from playing hard minutes and blocking some shots. He is confident that Alzner will be fine for the start of Round 2.
Apr 26 - 12:32 PM

Karl Alzner scored his fourth goal of the season Saturday.

It was his first goal on the road. He now has 20 points in 65 games. It was Alzner's first point since February 7 so chances are he wasn't in your lineup.
Mar 6 - 12:04 PM

Karl Alzner picked up a pair of helpers in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Flyers.

Two assists, two hits, three blocks, and four PIMs, talk about a productive game for fantasy players. He's now up to 16 helpers and 19 points on the season.
Feb 7 - 5:56 PM

Karl Alzner registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia Wednesday night.

Alzner has three goals and 15 points in 47 contests this season. He also broke the Capitals' franchise record for consecutive games played with his 423rd contest in a row. It took him longer than anticipated to end the tie with Bobby Carpenter as Washington had two games postponed due to bad weather.
Jan 28 - 11:29 AM

Karl Alzner is only one game away from breaking Bobby Carpenter's record for consecutive games played as a Washington Capital.

The record would have been broken earlier but the Capitals have been snowed out of late. Carpenter and Alzner are tied at 422. Alzner has little fantasy value but is a plus-15 with three goals and 14 points in 46 games.
Jan 24 - 11:25 AM

Karl Alzner (upper body) is fine to play Tuesday.

He has been dealing with some ailments, but he will continue his ironman streak. He has appeared in 401 consecutive contests.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 12:17:00 PM

Karl Alzner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

He is questionable for Tuesday's game against Detroit as a result. If he sits then his streak of 401 consecutive games will come to an end.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 01:57:00 PM

Karl Alzner recorded an assist in Washington's 3-1 defeat to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

It was Alzner's first point in eight games this season. He's not a big enough threat offensively to be a significant factor in standard leagues.
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 11:28:00 AM

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