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Erik Karlsson | Defenseman | #65

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/31/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 191
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (15) / OTT
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Karlsson was limited to four shifts in the second overtime period of Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Boston on Friday.
"I was having some bad cramp issues in the second overtime there," said Karlsson. "That’s probably why I didn’t play as much as I could at the end there, but first time that has happened, so no harm, no foul today." Karlsson logged a game-high 41:51 minutes of ice time. The Senators will be leaning on him heavily again on Sunday as they'll try again to eliminate Boston in Game 6. Apr 23 - 10:33 AM

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Erik Karlsson collected two helpers in a 4-3 overtime win against Boston in Game 3 on Monday night.

From his own red line, he launched the puck right on the tap of Mike Hoffman at the attacking blue line on a Hail Mary pass. You owe it to yourself to watch the replay if you haven't seen it yet. Karlsson has registered four assists in three games versus the Bruins during the postseason.
Apr 18 - 11:08 AM

Erik Karlsson earned the lone assist on Bobby Ryan's goal in a 2-1 loss to Boston on Wednesday night.

It was suggested by some that Karlsson was laboring at the morning skate, but coach Guy Boucher insisted that the Senators captain was fine. "He just needed to readjust his taping," said Boucher. "He's 150 percent ready." He logged 24:04 of ice time in Ottawa's defeat in Game 1 of the best-of-seven series.
Apr 13 - 9:40 AM

Erik Karlsson (foot) has declared himself good to go for Wednesday.

He was expected to play in Game 1 against Boston, so this isn't surprising news. Karlsson was bothered by foot injuries down the final stretch, but his participation in the postseason was never really in doubt.
Apr 11 - 2:08 PM

Erik Karlsson (foot) will participate in Tuesday's practice.

Backing a previous report, Karlsson is then expected to play in Game 1 on Wednesday. He missed five of the Senators' final seven regular season contests.
Apr 10 - 11:32 AM

Erik Karlsson (foot) should be ready to play in Game 1 against Boston on Wednesday night.

He has missed five of the last seven games because of two separate foot injuries. Karlsson finished the regular season with 17 goals and 71 points in 77 outings. The Senators will need him in the lineup to get into the second round of the postseason.
Apr 10 - 9:43 AM

The Ottawa Senators have announced that Erik Karlsson will miss the final two regular season games but will be ready for the playoffs.

With the Senators clinching a playoff spot, they decided to give their best player some much needed rest going into the most crucial part of the season. Karlsson sits four points back of Brent Burns for the NHL lead amongst defenseman with 71. Based on Karlsson's play lately, his injury shouldn't make you shy away from selecting him in playoff pools.
Source: Sportsnet
Apr 8 - 12:02 AM

Erik Karlsson (foot) will be held out of Saturday's game.

The good news is that Senators GM Pierre Dorion said that Karlsson would play if it was a postseason contest, so it seems safe to assume he'll be back for Game 1 of the first round at the latest. He has 17 goals and 71 points in 77 games this season.
Apr 7 - 2:28 PM

Ottawa GM Pierre Dorion doesn't believe Erik Karlsson (foot) will be out for long.

"We hope to have Erik back for the weekend," Dorion said. "If he's able to skate (Friday), we'll feel good about it." Karlsson didn't play Thursday after he injured his right foot on Tuesday. The Senators star defenseman missed two games because of a left foot injury earlier this month. Karlsson will want to play if he's ready, but Ottawa may want to keep him on the shelf until the playoffs begin.
Apr 7 - 9:32 AM

Updating an earlier story, Erik Karlsson has a lower-body injury.

As previously reported, Karlsson has been ruled out of Thursday's game. He injured his other foot on Tuesday night on a missed body check. He said afterward that it wouldn't be a problem, but it appears to be an issue. Either way, this is a big blow to the Senators as they get ready for a key contest against the Boston Bruins.
Apr 6 - 12:13 PM

Erik Karlsson will not be in the Senators' lineup on Thursday.

Karlsson also wasn't on the ice for Thursday's practice. It seems reasonable to believe that Karlsson is more hurt from his new foot injury than he initially let on even though he said after Tuesday's contest that he's not concerned with it.
Apr 6 - 11:58 AM

Erik Karlsson is not concerned with his latest foot injury after he finished Tuesday's game on the bench.

He jammed his right foot when he crashed into the boards on a missed body check and was limping after the game. Karlsson just returned from an injury to his left foot, which was hurt on a blocked shot. "The guys did a great job in just controlling the game, and we felt it wasn't really necessary to use me at the end, unless we really needed to, and it never got to that point," Karlsson said. "Just took some ice time off and rested up."
Apr 5 - 6:44 PM

Erik Karlsson scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Karlsson skated down the right half boards before firing a perfect shot passed Jimmy Howard for his 17th goal and 71st point in 77 games this season. Karlsson appeared to have injured his ankle and didn't play a shift after the injury. He however returned to the bench and was a strong voice for his teammates. If he misses any playoff time, the Sens might be in trouble.
Apr 4 - 10:27 PM

Defenseman Erik Karlsson, returning to the Ottawa lineup after a two-game absence because of a foot injury, scored a goal and contributed an assist in the Senators' 5-4 shootout loss to the Red Wings in Detroit Monday night.

Karlsson also recorded seven shots on goal. He was a plus-2 on the night. He now has 16 goals and 54 assists on the season. Kyle Turris also had a good night in a losing cause, registering a goal and two assists. Turris has 27 goals and 27 assists. The other goal-scorers for Ottawa Monday were Alexandre Burrows (14) and Frederik Claesson (third). It was the Sens' fifth consecutive loss. They play the Red Wings again Tuesday, this time in Ottawa.
Apr 3 - 10:42 PM

Erik Karlsson (foot) will play in Monday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

The injury has kept Karlsson out of Ottawa's last two contests. Prior to getting hurt, the Sens defenseman had six points in his last seven games, and 15 goals and 68 points in 75 games. Jyrki Jokipakka will come out of the lineup to make room for Karlsson.
Apr 3 - 6:43 PM

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All Positions
C1Kyle Turris
2Derick Brassard
3Jean-Gabriel Pageau
4Chris Kelly
LW1Mike Hoffman
2Zack Smith
3Ryan Dzingel
4Nick Paul
5Tom Pyatt
6Clarke MacArthur
RW1Mark Stone
2Bobby Ryan
3Alex Burrows
4Viktor Stalberg
5Chris Neil
6Tommy Wingels
7Christopher DiDomenico
D1Erik Karlsson
2Dion Phaneuf
3Marc Methot
4Cody Ceci
5Mark Borowiecki
6Chris Wideman
7Fredrik Claesson
8Ben Harpur
9Jyrki Jokipakka
G1Craig Anderson
2Mike Condon
3Matt O'Connor