Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson will miss at least the 3-4 weeks with an undisclosed lower-body injury. Carlson’s injury is according to reports by the Washington Post “a nagging injury.” He was a late scratch in his team’s 3-2 victory due to the injury.
He’s out for a while. He had a procedure, just to take care of that sort of nagging thing he had all of the time. He’s going to probably be out for a couple of weeks here.” said Capitals coach Barry Trotz.
John Carlson out 3-4 weeks
Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post believes the Capitals will put Carlson on LTIR this allows the Capitals to have more money to acquire a significant piece for the team’s playoff run.
John Carlson is going to be out three to four weeks. Had a procedure today. Expect him to go on LTIR.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) February 27, 2016
Carlson has put up 6 goals and 31 points in 47 games while having a +9 rating in the process. Carlson also ranks second in ice time among defensemen on the Capitals behind only Matt Niskanen with 24:09 per game.
Carlson in the middle of six0year contract in which he signed back in September 2012, for $23.8 million ($3.96 million AAV).
The Capitals currently hold a commanding lead for the President’s trophy with a 45-11-4 record for 94 points in 60 games. Currently sitting in second place are the Dallas Stars with 82 points in 62 games.
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Main Photo Caption: WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 16: John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his second period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Verizon Center on December 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)