John Carlson RUMORS & NEWS

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    Washington Capitals @washcaps

    John Carlson returns tonight for Washington. #CapsDevils #RockTheRed

  • 68d
    Mike Vogel @VogsCaps

    #Caps D John Carlson won't travel with team to PIT-OTT, putting his return no earlier than 3/25 at NJ. Will stay back and work on ice at KCI

  • John Carlson is ‘pretty darn close’ to returning to Capitals’ lineup

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson sat down at his locker stall Friday at Kettler Capitals Iceplex after taking his first morning skate in weeks and admitted there were moments when he thought this day would never come. Sidelined the past nine games, Carlson took part in Washington’s..." March 18

  • Capitals won't shut down Carlson like Blackhawks did with Kane last season

    The Score "The Washington Capitals don't plan on emulating the 2014-15 Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline. When John Carlson was placed on long-term injured reserve Sunday, it fueled speculation that he could be shut down for the remainder of the regular season, which would provide Washington with a..." February 28

  • Capitals' Carlson expected to miss 3-4 weeks following procedure

    The Score "The Washington Capitals have just been dealt a huge blow to their blue line. John Carlson is expected to miss three-to-four weeks after undergoing a procedure on Saturday to repair a nagging lower-body injury, reports Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post." February 27

  • Carlson dealing with ‘lingering injury,’ says Capitals coach Trotz

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals defeated the Minnesota Wild on Friday, without defenseman John Carlson, who was scratched from the lineup due to a lower-body injury. Carlson missed a stretch of 12 games from late December through late January and it appears that same injury is still bothering the..." February 27

  • 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