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John Carlson | Defenseman | #74

Team: Washington Capitals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/10/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (27) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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Don't expect to see John Carlson (lower body) play on Saturday against the Stars.
He didn't at the morning skate, which is a near-definite sign that he will miss his third straight game. Carlson has five goals and 25 points in 43 games this season. Jan 21 - 4:43 PM

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John Carlson (lower body) has been ruled out for Thursday's game.

Carlson probably won't play on Saturday either, but there's still a chance. He has five goals and 25 points in 43 contests this season.
Jan 19 - 2:01 PM

John Carlson (lower body) is doubtful for Thursday's game against St. Louis.

"He did some therapy stuff today and that," coach Barry Trotz said. "He got worked on yesterday and all the good stuff. I would say he’s doubtful just because he hasn't skated for a couple days. We'll make sure he's healthy before we put him back in." Carlson didn't play on Monday due to a lower-body injury, but he is close to being ready to play again. Still, Washington is considering bringing up a defenseman.
Jan 18 - 1:52 PM

John Carlson (lower body) isn't available on Monday.

Carlson left Sunday's contest due to the injury. He has five goals and 25 points in 43 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 16 - 12:11 PM

John Carlson (lower body) will travel with the Capitals on Monday as they will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

That is good news as Carlson was forced to leave the game after playing only 6:38 in Sunday's win over Philadelphia. Carlson could suit up but if he is unable to go then Taylor Chorney will draw in as the Capitals are not recalling anyone. Carlson has five goals and 25 points in 43 games with a plus-ten rating. He should be on someone's roster when healthy.
Jan 16 - 9:38 AM

John Carlson left Sunday's match with Philadelphia early with a lower body injury.

Carlson played 6:38 without making a mark on the stat sheet before departing. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops. He is considered day-to-day for now.
Jan 15 - 2:26 PM

John Carlson scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

And with that, the Capitals snapped the Blue Jackets' 16 game winning streak, which was one short of tying an NHL record. Carlson's goal in the first period gave the Caps a 2-0 lead at the time and his assist on Andre Burakovsky's second period-goal made it 4-0. He's up to five goals and 17 assists in 38 games this season. Daniel Winnik, Nate Schmidt and Justin Williams also found the back of the net for the Capitals.
Jan 5 - 10:17 PM

John Carlson picked up a helper during Thursday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Devils.

Washington's top defender appears to be heating up, as he now has points in three of his last four games. He has two goals and four points in that time as well, giving him three goals and 18 points in 34 games thus far.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 12:13:00 AM

John Carlson scored a pair of goals in Friday's 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Carlson scored the first two goals of the game in the first period. The markers were his second and third of the 2016-17 season. He finished the game with six shots on goal and four blocked shots in 23:50 of ice time. Alex Ovechkin and Marcus Johansson also found the back of the net for the Caps.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 10:49:00 PM

John Carlson will play Wednesday night after missing Tuesday's practice due to an illness.

He was a full participant during Wednesday morning's skate. Carlson has one goal and 13 assists in 30 games this year.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 06:18:00 PM

John Carlson (illness) is expected to play Wednesday.

"He's just a little under the weather today," coach Barry Trotz said Tuesday. "That's what happens when you have young children and family and stuff like that. He'll be fine." He has collected one goal and 13 assists in 30 games this season, while averaging a team-high 23:32 of ice time.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 03:12:00 PM

John Carlson (illness) is listed as day-to-day.

He is not on the ice for Tuesday's practice as a result. The Capitals visit Philadelphia on Wednesday night and Carlson will apparently travel with the team.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 11:04:00 AM

John Carlson tallied his first goal of the season Friday night.

It took him 26 games, but Carlson finally has a goal this year. He finished with four shots and found the back of the net during a third-period power play in a 4-1 win over Buffalo. Carlson has produced just 11 points in 2016-17.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:54:00 AM

John Carlson has yet to score this season.

The offensive defenseman has played 23 games with nine assists thus far but is second on the Capitals in shots on goal with 57. He had eight goals and 39 points in only 56 games last season so his lack of production is a concern to his fantasy owners. "Carly is such a talent, and I think this one of the few times in Carly’s career, which is sort of good for Carly in fact, it’s not coming really easy for him," coach Barry Trotz said. "He got off to a slow start, a little bit nicked up through the World Cup and the start of our season, and now he’s playing catch-up. Now, maybe you’re not having the success that you’ve had in the past. I don’t want to say doubt creeps in, but you start to look for different ways to have success and different ways to do that. Sometimes, as I said, the doubt creeps in or you get frustrated. When you’re frustrated, it’s just not a good energy."
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

John Carlson has five assists in 12 contests this season.

Carlson's season got off to a very sluggish start, but he enjoyed a three-game point streak from Nov. 1-5. He still has the potential to get 50-60 points this season, although that will start to look pretty unlikely if his point-per-game average remains roughly unchanged by the end of November.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 11:33:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Nicklas Backstrom
2Evgeny Kuznetsov
3Lars Eller
4Jay Beagle
LW1Alex Ovechkin
2Marcus Johansson
3Andre Burakovsky
4Daniel Winnik
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Justin Williams
3Tom Wilson
4Brett Connolly
D1John Carlson
2Matt Niskanen
3Karl Alzner
4Brooks Orpik
5Dmitry Orlov
6Nate Schmidt
7Taylor Chorney
G1Braden Holtby
2Philipp Grubauer