John Carlson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Capitals' Carlson expected to return after month of absence

    The Score "The Washington Capitals could have their stud defenseman back in their grasps Wednesday night. John Carlson is probable to return to the lineup against the Philadelphia Flyers, head coach Barry Trotz confirmed. The 26-year-old was back skating alongside Nate Schmidt on the team's top defense..." January 27

  • To make roster room for Mike Richards, Caps place John Carlson on injured reserve

    Washington Post "After agreeing to terms with center Mike Richards on Wednesday night, the Washington Capitals have retroactively placed top defenseman John Carlson on injured reserve, clearing roster space for Richards. Carlson can be activated at any point, and Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said on Wednesday..." January 07

  • John Carlson’s streak of consecutive games ends at 412

    Washington Post "On Monday morning, Karl Alzner was sure his friend and fellow defenseman John Carlson would play against the Buffalo Sabres. It looked bleak, as Carlson had gingerly skated around before the morning skate, but then didn’t participate in it. Washington Capitals Coach Barry Trotz said he would be a..." December 29

  • Capitals hope Olympics ‘energize’ John Carlson

    Washington Post "With each passing year in John Carlson’s NHL career, the Capitals come to rely on him more. His durability – he’s played every game since the start of the 2009-10 season – and ability to handle any game situation have made it easy for the Capitals to lean on him. This season, though, his ice..." February 09

  • Oates says Carlson belongs on U.S. Olympic team

    CSN Washington "Like hockey fans across North America, Capitals defenseman John Carlson will be watching Wednesday’s Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in frigid Ann Arbor, Mich. Well, at least he’ll be watching the end of the game. Immediately following the 1 p.m. outdoor showdown between..." January 01

  • Capitals’ John Carlson out to make roster for 2014 Sochi Olympics

    Washington Post "John Carlson is far from the best-known defenseman who will be in attendance at the U.S. Olympic orientation camp this week at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington. He’s not the most experienced or decorated NHL player and has yet to compete at the highest level of international play. Carlson..." August 26