The Capitals have agreed to terms with John Carlson on an eight-year contract extension worth $64.0M ($8.0M AAV).
Carlson had a season to remember, leading all defensemen in points (68) and winning the Stanley Cup in a contract year. Re-signing Carlson looked like it might be difficult for the Capitals, but they traded Philipp Grubauer and Brooks Orpik to the Avalanche on Friday, clearing some cap-space to sign their No.1 blueliner. Carlson ties Brent Burns with the second-highest cap-hit among NHL defensemen at $8.0 million.
Carlson (lower-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 1.
Carlson (lower-body) is a “possibility” for Sunday.
Carlson (lower-body) did not travel to Boston.
Carlson (lower-body) is not expected to play on Wednesday.
Carlson (lower-body) will return to the Capitals lineup on Tuesday.
Carlson missed the last six games with a lower-body injury, but will return to the lineup tonight in Brooklyn. Carlson will be on the top pair with Karl Alzner, but won’t return to the top power play. He has 25 points (5G / 20A) in 43 games this season.
Source: @Capitals 01/31/17, 1:36 pm EST
Carlson (lower-body) “has got a good chance” to play on Tuesday.
Carlson missed the final six games before the All-Star break, but it looks like he’ll play Tuesday in Brooklyn. Carlson would return to his spot alongside Karl Alzner on the top-pair and comes in with five goals and 20 assists (25 points) in 43 games this season.
Carlson (lower-body) won’t play Monday vs. the Hurricanes.
Carlson was on the ice for the Capitals’ morning skate, but will miss his fourth straight game with a lower-body injury. The Capitals have a back-to-back on Monday and Tuesday, so monitor his status prior to tomorrow’s game vs. the Sharks.
Carlson (lower-body) missed Wednesday's practice; doubtful to play on Thursday.
Carlson missed Monday’s game in Pittsburgh, but was expected to play on Thursday. Because he was unable to practice this morning, he is now listed as questionable and it seems like a more likely return date is Saturday in Dallas.
The Capitals have activated John Carlson (lower-body) from IR; expected to play on Friday.
Carlson (lower-body) travelled to New Jersey and could return to the lineup on Friday.
Carlson has been sidelined by a lower-body since February 24th, but it looks like he will return to the lineup tonight in New Jersey. Carlson’s status will not be known until head coach Barry Trotz meets with the media around 5 p.m. ET. Carlson has 31 points (6G / 25A) in 47 games this season.
Carlson will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing a procedure on his lower-body injury.
Carlson has had a great season, but will miss an extended period of time for the second time this season. Carlson underwent a procedure on his unspecified lower-body injury and will keep him out for 3-4 weeks. He is expected to be moved to long-term IR but should be back before the playoffs.
Source: JJ Reagan 02/28/16, 5:27 pm EST
Carlson (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.
Carlson (lower-body) has been upgraded from doubtful to possible for Wednesday.
Carlson took part in Tuesday’s practice and has been upgraded to “possible” for Wednesday’s game. Monitor his status during the Capitals morning skate.
Source: JJ Reagan 01/26/16, 11:31 am EST
Carlson (lower-body) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game.
Carlson practiced again on Thursday, but he remains doubtful for Friday’s contest. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate, but it doesn’t look like he will be in the lineup.
Carlson (lower-body) is in Columbus, but will not play on Tuesday.
Carlson traveled to Columbus with the team, but will sit out for the 12th consecutive game. With Carlson out and Aaron Ness back in Hershey (AHL), Ryan Stanton will play on Tuesday.
Carlson (lower-body) is traveling to Columbus for Tuesday's game.
Carlson (lower-body) will not travel to Buffalo.
Carlson (lower-body) will not play on Sunday.
Carlson will miss his eighth consecutive game with a lower-body injury, but he is not expected to be out much longer. Look for Carlson to be back in the lineup next week—his first chance will come on Thursday when the Capitals take on the Canucks.
Carlson (lower-body) will not play on Saturday.
Carlson was always considered doubtful for today’s matinee but now he has officially been ruled out of his seventh consecutive game. He remains questionable for Sunday’s contest. The Capitals will not have a morning skate, so we won’t know Carlson’s status until head coach Barry Trotz meets with the media.