Erik Karlsson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Senators give 'C' to Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators have named Erik Karlsson their new captain, and announced a major contract extension for sniper Bobby Ryan. Karlsson admitted being nervous and said, "This is new," as he donned the jersey with the captain's C for the first time Thursday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre. (MORE..." October 03

  • Sens’ Karlsson will accept captaincy if offered

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s pretty clear Erik Karlsson is the best player the Ottawa Senators currently have. He led the team in points last season and he won the Norris Trophy in 2012 as the league’s best defenseman at the age of 21. Now that he’s a regular veteran at 24 years old and the Senators are in need of..." August 20

  • Senators' Karlsson setting offensive standard

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson, it seems, is good for at least a point every night. But the fact is, heading into Tuesday's meeting with the Florida Panthers, the Senators star defenceman had been held off the score sheet 25 times this season. That only makes his totals more remarkable. Karlsson extended..." March 26

  • Optimistic Karlsson returns to Senators

    Senators Extra "Here’s a silver lining for Senators fans looking up the Eastern Conference standings as Ottawa’s drive to the playoffs begins in earnest Thursday. About the same time as Canadian gold medal goaltending hero Carey Price was setting off alarm bells by aggravating an injury in Montreal late..." February 27

  • Erik Karlsson on silver medal value: 'See when I put it out on eBay'

    CBSSports.com "To leave the Olympics with a medal is a dream come true for most athletes. For one example, just go watch how the USA four-man bobsled team reacted to winning a bronze medal in Sochi even after winning gold in Vancouver. It's a huge deal and the medal gives the athletes something tangible to hold..." February 24

  • Karlsson said silver medal means so much to him he’ll put it on Ebay

    Pro Hockey Talk "Losing in the gold medal game is hard to do. For Sweden’s Erik Karlsson, he might be taking things a bit too much to heart. Following the 3-0 loss to Canada, via Olympic News Service, Karlsson was asked what the silver medal means to him. “You will see when I put it out on eBay,” the..." February 23

  • Karlsson confident in Swedes' hopes for gold at Sochi

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson was 15 years old when he watched Sweden win the gold medal at the 2006 Turin Olympics. Eight years later, he still remembers the goal that set off celebrations throughout his homeland. "I remember the drop pass from [Mats] Sundin to [Peter] Forsberg to..." February 05

  • Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson does a little bit of everything in Sens win

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson had quite an eventful day. He spent time in coach Paul MacLean's doghouse, he set up the winning goal and he invented a new word. "I bobble(bleeped) the puck and it wound up in the back of our net," the Senators defenceman said of his part in a first period goal by Florida's..." November 10

  • Karlsson back on the attack

    Ottawa Citizen "Perhaps it’s merely a coincidence, but ever since a testy Erik Karlsson bit back at reporters’ criticisms early last week by proclaiming “I’m not some (effing) god or something,” he has raised his offensive game several notches. The Ottawa Senators defenceman has four goals and five assists in..." November 07

  • Karlsson, Sens feel the heat

    Ottawa Citizen "The Senators are losing hockey games and the fan base is grumpy, bordering on apathetic. So, while coaching staff and management sort out the team’s shortcomings, our goal today is to find some perspective. How good or bad is this team and what, exactly, are reasonable expectations for..." October 29

  • Erik Karlsson is tired of being talked about like he's some god

    CBSSports.com "The Ottawa Senators came into the season with high expectations. The same can be said of defenseman Erik Karlsson. Some, such as yours truly, predicted the Sens to reach the Stanley Cup Final this season and for Karlsson to win another Norris Trophy (something I also picked). Through the first..." October 28

  • Sens Erik Karlsson likes look of top line

    Ottawa Sun "Both the limbs Erik Karlsson tested Thursday seemed strong enough. The one the Senators' top defenceman seriously injured last February and the one he ventured out on for a prediction after seeing Jason Spezza work between Bobby Ryan and Milan Michalek for the first time during Day 1 of on-ice..." September 13

  • Sens Karlsson insists injury won’t affect performance

    Ottawa Citizen "In his first day back on the ice in Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson said his left leg feels fine and won’t hinder his game this season. Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson skated here Monday for the first time since last spring’s playoffs and said he was feeling just fine thanks..." August 19

  • Sens' Karlsson expects to be '100 per cent' for camp

    TSN.ca "Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson says he expects to be '100 per cent' at the start of training camp next month. Karlsson who suffered a serious Achilles injury last season is in Sweden participating in pre-Olympic camp and told Swedish reporter Marie Lehmann of SVT that he should be..." August 14

  • Senators sign forward Ludwig Karlsson to a two-year contract

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed free-agent forward Ludwig Karlsson to a two-year entry-level contract. Karlsson has spent the past two seasons with the Northeastern University Huskies (Hockey East – Division I NCAA) where he has recorded 34 points (15 goals 19..." July 26

  • Senators owner Melnyk still investigating whether Cooke intentionally hurt Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "Eugene Melnyk hasn't closed the book on the Erik Karlsson investigation. Speaking on Sportsnet radio The Fan 590 in Toronto Tuesday night, Melnyk told the station he shouldn't have used the word "forensic," but his experts are still working to find out if Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke skate slash on..." May 08

  • Ottawa Sens star Erik Karlsson closes in on return

    Ottawa Sun "He's back ... maybe. Ten weeks after getting his Achilles tendon sliced by Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke, Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was along for the ride and could return as early as Thursday against the Washington Capitals. Needing only one victory in their final three..." April 25

  • Sens' Erik Karlsson ready to return against Capitals

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson is back. The reigning Norris Trophy winning defenceman will make a stunningly-quick return from Achilles surgery against the Washington Capitals tonight. The Senators can clinch a playoff berth with a victory. Karlsson will be paired with Marc Methot in even-strength..." April 25

  • Sens' Karlsson may return to lineup on Thursday

    TSN.ca "Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson - who has been out since Feb. 13 with a 70 per cent sever of his achilles tendon and the subsequent surgery - skated with regular defensive partner Marc Methot at practice on Wednesday, leading to speculation that he may be back ahead of schedule. At the..." April 24

  • Erik Karlsson practices with Sens

    Real GM Hockey "Star defenseman Erik Karlsson is practicing again with the Ottawa Senators. He underwent surgery on Feb. 14 for a torn left Achilles tendon. " April 20

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    Karlsson's 100 percent, says #Sens GM Murray. Just needs to get into game shape and he's back.

  • Senators not ruling out return of Erik Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson is ready to make a major step in what could be a remarkable comeback from a torn Achilles tendon. GM Bryan Murray confirmed Wednesday he sat down with the Senators' top defenceman Tuesday at his Scotiabank Place office to discuss Karlsson's progress. Murray said Karlsson could..." April 18

  • Karlsson to be back bigger, faster, stronger?

    Ottawa Citizen "As television fans of the mid-1970s know, the above was part of the opening narrative for The Six Million Dollar Man. It came to mind Tuesday as Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Sami Salo discussed the quick return to the ice of the Senators’ $6.5-million man, Erik Karlsson, following Achilles..." April 10

  • Erik Karlsson keeps skating at Bell Sensplex

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson was back on the ice Tuesday at the Bell Sensplex, but whether he'll be able to return to the Senators this season remains a big question. While optimism reigned supreme Monday after it was revealed the club's best defenceman has been skating for more than a week after having..." April 10

  • Senators' Karlsson back on the ice

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson skated Monday with team power-skating instructor Marc Power. Karlsson hasn't played since sustaining a 70-percent tear of the Achilles' tendon in his left leg when he was stepped on by the Pittsburgh Penguins' Matt Cooke during a game Feb. 13. The..." April 08

  • Karlsson leaves everyone guessing whether he'll be back this season

    Ottawa Sun "It may only be a crack, but Erik Karlsson has left the door open to the possibility of his return this season. Five weeks after his Achilles Tendon was sliced by Matt Cooke’s skate in Pittsburgh, Karlsson told reporters during the first intermission of Monday’s game his recovery is “on..." March 26

  • Injured Karlsson criticizes Cooke

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson doesn't think Penguins left winger Matt Cooke intentionally sliced mostly through his Achilles tendon with his skate blade -- "I refuse to believe that anyone would do that," Karlsson said -- but he made it clear Friday that he blames Cooke. Karlsson, injured in..." February 23

  • Karlsson speaks out about Cooke incident

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was in positive spirits Friday morning, vowing that “I will be back.” Speaking publicly for the first time since having Achilles tendon surgery after having the back of his leg cut by Pittsburgh Penguins agitator Matt Cooke Feb. 13, Karlsson insisted..." February 22

  • Karlsson injury provides points to ponder

    Courier-Post "The play seemed innocent enough. Separated by only two inches in stature, Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson and Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke went to the corner boards of Consol Energy Center battling for the puck. Cooke has about 25 pounds on the reigning Norris Trophy winner and they got tangled up. Losing..." February 17

  • Sens' Melnyk Outraged, Says Cooke Doesn't Belong In NHL

    TSN.ca "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is pulling no punches when discussing his anger about the incident that cost his team Norris Trophy-winning defenceman Erik Karlsson for the remainder of the season. Melnyk spoke to TSN on Friday regarding the injury that happened when the skate blade of..." February 15

  • Karlsson out 3-4 months following Achilles surgery

    NHL.com "Sadness. Anger. Frustration. The Ottawa Senators are experiencing it all. "There's no words that can explain what we're feeling," goalie Craig Anderson said. He wasn't referring to the agony of defeat after a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, their fifth setback in the team's..." February 14

  • Erik Karlsson: Could special socks have saved his season?

    Sporting News "The lacerated Achilles tendon that Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson suffered on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh is among the worst nightmares for any hockey player. As dangerous as the game can be, it is never more so than when the razor-sharp blades attached to players’ feet wind up where they..." February 14

  • Erik Karlsson out indefinitely with laceration to Achilles tendon

    Ottawa Sun "Losing Milan Michalek to a mysterious lower body injury in the pre-game warmup was a rough way for the Senators to start their night in City of Bridges. Little did they know things would get much, much worse. During the second period of a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night,..." February 14

  • Karlsson suffers lacerated Achilles tendon, out indefinitely

    Ottawa Citizen "The Ottawa Senators will likely be without their Norris Trophy-winning defenceman for the rest of the season. Erik Karlsson, who was voted the NHL’s best blueliner last summer and was the team’s most valuable player this season after goalie Craig Anderson, left Wednesday night’s game against..." February 13

  • Senators’ Erik Karlsson helped off ice in Pittsburgh after collision with Matt Cooke

    Yahoo! Sports "In a nightmare scenario for the Ottawa Senators, Erik Karlsson had to be helped off the ice late in the second period versus the Pittsburgh Penguins after Matt Cooke appeared to step on the back of his leg during a hit along the boards. It's pretty much never good news when you can hear the..." February 13

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    Erik Karlsson was helped to the dressing room just before the end of the period.

  • Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson adding more to his game this season

    Ottawa Sun "All Erik Karlsson did last season was lead NHL defencemen in scoring by 25 points. This year, he could wind up being the top scoring blue-liner in two leagues. Yup, a pair of scoring titles in the same season. It's probably safe to say that's never been done before, right? Karlsson,..." February 07

  • Karlsson: Slight but speedy defenceman logging big minutes

    Ottawa Citizen "Minutes into practice at Scotiabank Place Wednesday afternoon, Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller was barking at his players to pay close attention to opposition defencemen rushing the puck. “Especially tomorrow,” Muller said in a voice loud enough to be heard well up in the seats, referring..." February 07

  • Senators: Too Much Ice for Erik

    Silver Seven "It's a sprint to the finish. Condensed schedule. Playing on no rest. Every game counts. We've heard all of the cliches, rolled out for us by each an every pundit. While I'm a little sick of hearing about the scheduling that has resulted from the lockout, you can certainly see that fatigue is..." February 04

  • Karlsson plans to head home

    Ottawa Citizen "The path is seemingly clear for Erik Karlsson to go back home to Sweden and receive the red carpet treatment, playing for as long as the National Hockey League lockout lasts. Karlsson wants to return to Frolunda, where he was a star for two seasons before going on to even greater fame here with..." September 22

  • Karlsson overwhelmed by Norris win

    Ottawa Citizen "Erik Karlsson is rarely at a loss for words and is always full of confidence. Except for Wednesday night, that is. The Ottawa Senators' star defenceman was overwhelmed after being awarded the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the NHL's top defenceman, beating out Zdeno Chara of the Boston..." June 21

  • Karlsson to Alfredsson: feel free to order anything on the menu

    Ottawa Citizen "Hard to believe that only three short years ago, Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was a roomie at Daniel Alfredsson's house and a babysitter to the the captain's children. After signing his seven-year, $45.5 million contract on Tuesday, Karlsson could now buy a mansion for each of..." June 21

  • Fans thrilled star will stay

    Ottawa Sun "Sens fans were ecstatic to hear star defenceman Erik Karlsson will be back in the lineup for the next season. Karlsson, a lead contender for this year's James Norris Memorial Trophy, signed a seven-year, $45.5-million contract with the Senators. "He's great for the city, his hockey has been..." June 20

  • Karlsson should win Norris

    Ottawa Sun "It really should be no contest. Erik Karlsson better walk away with the Norris Trophy Wednesday night at the 2012 NHL Awards at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas. If he doesn't, the process is a joke. The 22-year-old Swede was clearly the best defenceman in the league this..." June 20

  • Karlsson signs 7-year, $45.5M deal

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson struck it rich in Las Vegas. On the eve of the NHL awards in Sin City, the Senators star defenceman signed a seven-year, $45.5-million extension (cap hit of $6.5 million annually) with the club, preventing Karlsson from becoming a restricted free agent July 1. "It feels really,..." June 20

  • Karlsson win wouldn't affect contract price, Murray says

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson set himself up for a lucrative new contract during his outstanding record-setting 2011-12 season. Now, how much more will he be worth if he walks away from here with a Norris Trophy in his back pocket following the NHL Awards on Wednesday? Not much,..." June 19

  • Karlsson big deal for Sens

    Ottawa Sun "There have been no formal contract talks between the Senators and defenceman Erik Karlsson. The calender has turned to June, which means the Senators' top blueliner is now less than a month away from becoming a restricted free agent on July 1 and the start of camp is more than three months..." June 02

  • Team Sweden gets trio of Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Daniel Alfredsson will have a couple of Ottawa Senators teammates with him on Team Sweden. Erik Karlsson and Jakob Silfverberg are also on their way to the world championships, which begin Friday in Stockholm and Helsinki. Karlsson, who is in need of a new contract, expressed concerns about..." May 03

  • Sens need to make deal with Karlsson

    Ottawa Sun "There is only one concern for the Senators if they wait to sign defenceman Erik Karlsson: Somebody will make him an offer he can't refuse. While Senators GM Bryan Murray won't sit down with Karlsson's Toronto-based agent Craig Oster until later this month to have formal talks, the best-case..." May 02

  • Alfredsson, Karlsson to play at worlds

    Ottawa Sun "Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson might need some time to decide if he'll play in the NHL again, but he's made one decision: Alfie will join Team Sweden at the World Hockey Championships. The Senators captain confirmed Sunday night he will fly to Sweden Wednesday and play at the world..." May 01