D - WSH
Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov tie it at 1-1 in the second period with the Caps going on to lose 2-1 in overtime to the Islanders.
This was the defenseman's fourth assist of the playoffs, with the Caps looking to avoid getting bounced on Tuesday.
Carlson helped T.J. Oshie twice as the Caps lost 4-2 to the Islanders in Game 1 of this playoff round.
The top-ranked defenseman has 62 playoff points in his career.
Per Coach Reirdon, the Caps are "hopeful" that the star defenseman can play in Game 1 of the playoffs.
Carlson, whose injury is "undisclosed," has been practicing with his teammates for over a week. He is the top-rated defenseman in the NHL.
Just before game time on Tuesday in Toronto, the defenseman was scratched with a lower-body injury.
Carlson is the league's top defenseman.