Erik Karlsson agreed with coach Paul MacLean's assessment that he isn't playing up to his past standards since returning from his Achilles injury.
Senators coach Paul MacLean doesn't think Erik Karlsson is playing at the same level he was prior to getting his Achilles sliced by Matt Cooke's skate.
Erik Karlsson isn't concerned with facing Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke in the second round of the playoffs.
The Senators know that Game 4 on Tuesday night is a crucial one.
Erik Karlsson scored a goal and added an assist for Ottawa in a 4-2 win over the Canadiens in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.
Erik Karlsson says he has felt better each day since coming back from his Achilles injury.
Erik Karlsson logged 27:46 minutes on Saturday.
Ottawa coach Paul MacLean indicated that he may want to rest some veterans and previously-injured players Sunday night against Boston.
The Senators locked up a playoff spot, thanks, in part, to the return of Erik Karlsson.
Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson assisted on both Ottawa goals in his return to the lineup, a 2-1 overtime win over Washington.
Erik Karlsson will amazingly return to Ottawa's lineup Thursday night after partially tearing his Achilles tendon on Feb. 13.
Erik Karlsson wouldn't guarantee his return to the lineup following Wednesday's practice, but it remains a possibility that he'll play before the end of the regular season.
Erik Karlsson participated regularly at Ottawa's practice Wednesday and it looks like he will be able to play against Washington Thursday night.
Despite the fact Erik Karlsson has made a quick and impressive recovery from sliced Achilles tendon, he will not play Saturday night against Toronto.