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Erik Karlsson | Defenseman | #65

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Karlsson recorded an assist in Monday's 8-3 loss to Montreal.
Unfortunately, he also finished with a minus-6 rating in 21:15 of ice time. Dion Phaneuf and Cody Ceci ended up seeing more action in the contest than Karlsson. The Senators captain should bounce back Thursday night versus Detroit. He has 10 assists in seven games this season. Oct 31 - 10:52 AM

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Erik Karlsson chipped in two assists in Ottawa's 5-4 win over Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Karlsson has compiled eight helpers in five games since making his season debut 10 days ago. He is still looking for his first goal this year, but that should come soon.
Oct 27 - 9:29 AM

Erik Karlsson registered three assists in Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss to the New Jersey Devils.

In just his second game back from a lower-body injury, Karlsson stood out for all the right reasons. He helped set up goals by Kyle Turris (power play), Derick Brassard and Alexander Burrows (power play). Two of those three helpers were of the primary variety. Karlsson finished the game with eight shots on goal and a blocked shot in a game-high 27:08 of ice time. Don't be surprised if he finishes the season as one of the top three scoring defensemen in the league.
Oct 19 - 11:09 PM

Erik Karlsson felt comfortable on the ice during his long-awaited season debut Tuesday night.

"I feel like I did before the game," he said. "I'm a little bit tired, but that's expected. Overall, it felt pretty good. The legs felt good. It's just the pace of the game and having guys fly around all over the place and being checked all the time." Karlsson missed the first five games of the year after he underwent foot surgery to repair torn tendons during the off-season. He was credited with two shots, two hits, one block and a minus-2 rating in 22:25 of ice time in a 3-0 loss to Vancouver in his return to the lineup.
Oct 18 - 8:46 AM

Erik Karlsson finished with a minus-2 rating in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks.

This was Karlsson's first game of the season (foot surgery cost him the first five games of the regular season). He clearly wasn't himself tonight, but that's normal given the circumstances. Late in the game, he came streaking down the right side of the Canucks zone, but he hit the post. Vancouver recovered the puck and Thomas Vanek scored the 3-0 goal for Vancouver just moments later. Karlsson had two shots on goal and two hits in 22:25 of ice time. All he needs is a little bit of time to round back into form. He's a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Oct 17 - 10:25 PM

Erik Karlsson will return to the lineup on Tuesday night versus Vancouver.

The Senators captain will make his season debut after sitting out the first five games with a foot injury. Karlsson underwent surgery after Ottawa was eliminated from the playoffs to repair torn tendons. Get him back in your lineup immediately.
Oct 16 - 11:37 AM

Senators head coach Guy Boucher expects Erik Karlsson to play next week and mentioned Tuesday as a possibility.

Karlsson has been sidelined so far due to a foot injury. Fantasy general managers are very close to getting the talented Swede back into their lineups. Look for him to once again lead all defensemen in points and challenge for the Norris trophy.
Oct 14 - 3:51 PM

Erik Karlsson (foot) will miss Friday and Saturday's games.

Karlsson didn't travel with the Senators to Vancouver for Tuesday's game and he won't join them for the final two road games of this trip. There's a chance that Karlsson will be back next week though.
Oct 11 - 1:31 PM

Erik Karlsson did not accompany the Senators on their upcoming road trip, which begins Tuesday at Vancouver.

However, he could still join the team prior to Friday's match in Calgary or Saturday's contest versus Edmonton. Karlsson hasn't received medical clearance to play yet and for now he will continue to rehab in Ottawa.
Oct 9 - 10:42 AM

Senators GM Pierre Dorion is hopeful that Erik Karlsson (foot) will be available on Saturday.

As previously noted, Karlsson will miss the Senators' season debut Thursday night. He's obviously a huge part of the team so it'd be great news for the team if his absence proves to be short.
Oct 5 - 12:08 PM

Erik Karlsson (foot) won't be in the lineup against the Washington Capitals on Thursday night.

This news wasn't totally unexpected, as head coach Guy Boucher had mentioned that he wasn't anticipating having Karlssion in the lineup for the opener. It's a huge loss for the Sens. The 27-year-old had 17 goals and 71 points in 77 games last season. He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Oct 4 - 3:49 PM

Coach Guy Boucher is expecting to start the regular season without Erik Karlsson.

Karlsson was on the ice Monday and he also said he was unlikely to be ready for Thursday's opener. He doesn't think he will sidelined for a significant time, but he feels he isn't ready to play against other teams yet.
Oct 3 - 4:21 PM

Erik Karlsson's status remains uncertain for Ottawa's season opener, but were some encouraging signs on Sunday with the team's latest roster cuts.

Ottawa sent defensemen Thomas Chabot and Ben Harpur to the minors, which leaves them with seven blueliners on the roster. Karlsson still hasn't been cleared for contact, but his recovery has been moving in the right direction.
Oct 1 - 1:33 PM

Erik Karlsson (foot) went through a full practice on Wednesday.

However, he still isn't sure if he will be ready for Ottawa's season opener next Thursday against Washington. "Most likely not, no," Karlsson said. "Anything can happen, but we'll see how it reacts once I get into things a little bit deeper, taking more reps and doing more things with body contact and game speed. It's a good sign that I'm finally skating, even though it's a strange feeling and it feels a lot different. I feel I can manage it pretty good." It doesn't sound like he will miss much time if he isn't available for Oct. 5, which is great news for the Senators and fantasy owners alike.
Sep 28 - 10:01 AM

Erik Karlsson (foot) is projected to get back on the ice Wednesday.

Karlsson resumed skating on Saturday morning and the Senators wanted to give him some time off before testing him again. "It's the second step in the process," coach Guy Boucher said. "The first step was the off-ice and the second step is to grow the on-ice. I'll be honest with you I have no idea where it's at right now, it's really a medical thing." When Karlsson gets the green light to push harder and take contact then he will enter step three of the process. Ottawa won't put a timetable on it, but there is some hope that he could be available for the team's season opener on Oct. 5.
Sep 26 - 11:36 AM

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All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Matt Duchene
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Nate Thompson
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Tom Pyatt
6Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Cody Ceci
4Mark Borowiecki
5Fredrik Claesson
6Johnny Oduya
7Thomas Chabot
8Chris Wideman
9Ben Harpur
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon