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.
Carlson (lower-body) skated briefly on Friday; questionable for Saturday and Sunday.
Carlson has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury and is expected to miss both games this weekend. It sounds like he defiantly will not play on Saturday, but Sunday remains a possibility.
The Capitals have placed John Carlson (lower-body) on IR; retroactive to December 28th.
Carlson will miss his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury on Thursday. Carlson’s movement to IR is retroactive, so he will be able to return to the lineup whenever he is healthy. They put him on IR to create a roster spot to officially sign Mike Richards.
Carlson (lower-body) will not play on Tuesday; could return on Thursday.
Carlson will travel with the team on their road trip, but will not play tomorrow against the Bruins. Carlson skated this morning which is a great sign, so look for him to join the team later in the week and monitor his status prior to Thursday’s contest.
Source: Katie Brown 01/4/16, 7:09 am EST
Carlson (lower-body) skated on his own on Monday.
Carlson has missed the last four games, but skated in sweat pants prior to practice on Monday. His absence for practice and his lack of pads suggests that he isn’t close to returning and won’t play on Tuesday vs. the Bruins.
Carlson (lower-body) will not travel on the Capitals upcoming five-game road trip.
Carlson was listed as questionable for Wednesday’s game, but will not miss at least a couple of games with a lower-body injury. This is a huge blow to the Capitals blueline, who will get Aaron Ness from Hershey (AHL) to act as their seventh defenseman while Carlson is out.
Carlson (lower-body) is a game-time decision for Wednesday.
Carlson (lower-body) will not play on Monday.
Carlson took warmups, but was a late scratch due to a lower-body injury. Connor Carrick will replace him.
Carlson (lower-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to be in the lineup.
Carlson was listed as a game-time decision, but he is on the ice for warmups, which is a good sign that he will play his 413th consecutive game. He has emerged as one of fantasy hockey’s best defensemen, so make sure he’s in your lineup.
Carlson (lower-body) will be game-time decision on Monday.
Carlson sustained a minor lower-body injury on Saturday and is listed as a game-time decision for Monday’s game. Carlson’s iron man streak is in jeopardy of coming to an end—he has appeared in 412 consecutive games. Puck-drop is at 7 p.m, so monitor his status when warmups get underway at 6:30 p.m.
f Monday's pairings remain, it'll be Karl Alzner with John Carlson
Carlson moves back to the top pairing, where he will play alongside Karl Alzner.
Based on similar players, it looks like Carlson might take a step back this season, which makes sense because he played against the toughest competition the team faced at even strength and dominated despite being a rookie. Performances like that are usually subject to some regression.
Carlson might be due for a regression before continuing his development into a very solid NHL defender. Last season he scored seven goals and 37 points through 80 games. He already holds one assist through two games but loses PP time to Dennis Wideman on the second unit.