On Sunday, January 15, John Carlson left the Capitals game against the Flyers with a lower-body injury. He has not played since.
At Monday morning’s press availability, head coach Barry Trotz announced that Carlson might not play again until January 31, after the All-Star Game break.
Trotz said Carlson will probably held out through All-Star break.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) January 23, 2017
Carlson missed 26 games last season with a broken ankle/foot, ending a five-season streak without missing a game since his full-time entry into the league in 2010-11.
Carlson has five goals and 20 assists this season. Matt Niskanen (4 goals, 21 assists) has been filling in on the team’s first power-play unit during the injury.
If Carlson returns immediately after the break, he will miss just six games.
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