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John Carlson

John Carlson

Washington Capitals

Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin on the power play in the third period of the 5-2 loss to Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: The defenseman continues his league-leading pace, now with 31 points in 31 games (+13).

 

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Carlson helped Brendan Leipsic for the only regulation goal as the Caps defeated Philadelphia on Wednesday in a shootout.

Fantasy Impact: Not only does Carlson lead defensemen, he is at fourth among all NHL players in points, with thirty in twenty games.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie for the game-tying goal as the Caps lost 4-3 to Arizona in a shootout.

Fantasy Impact: With 21 assists, Carlson continues to lead the NHL in this category.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom twice (PPG, EN) in the third period as the Caps defeated the Golden Knights 5-2 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson continues to lead the NHL in assists (20).

 

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Carlson scored in the first period, helped Alex Ovechkin in the second (PPG), and Tom Wilson in overtime as the Caps won 5-4 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With 26 points in 17 games (+13), Carlson continues his record-breaking season.

 

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Carlson's goals in the first and second periods contributed greatly to the Caps 4-3 overtime win on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: With 23 points in 14 games (+7), Carlson continues his league-leading run.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in the second period of the 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With 21 points in 12 games (+10), Carlson breaking records as defenseman (and is a must-have in fantasy).

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in the third period of the Caps 5-3 victory over Chicago on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 18 points in ten games (+6), Carlson is off to a scorching start and should be on fantasy teams.

 

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Carlson scored the game-winner (PPG) in the second period and helped Jakub Vrana and Evgeny Kuznetzov in the 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Already at 14 points in eight games (+2) fantasy players can expect Carlson to again rate as a top-scoring defenseman.

 

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Carlson scored in the second period and helped Evgeny Kuznetzov in the third period as the Caps won 4-1 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At ten points in six games (+4), Carlson is a top-scoring defenseman again this season.

 

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Carlson scored in the second period and helped Nicklas Backstrom to tie the game at 3-3 in the third period of the defeat by the Stars.

Fantasy Impact: With five points (four assists) in four games, it looks like another high-scoring season for the Caps top defenseman.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie (PPG) for the game-winner in the second period versus the Islanders.

Fantasy Impact: Looks like Carlson will be among the top defensemen for fantasy again this season.

 

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Carlson started off hot, helping Alex Ovechkin in the first period and Jakub Vrana for the game winner in overtime on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson is a top defenseman for fantasy players.

 

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John Carlson was held off the scoresheet in Washington’s double-overtime loss to Carolina Wednesday. He ends the playoffs with no goals, five assists, and 23 shots-on-goal.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson’s inability to find the back of the net this postseason comes as a bit of a surprise after leading the Capitals in shots during the playoffs, outpacing even Alex Ovechkin in the category. He enjoyed a spectacular 2018-2019 regular season, producing 13 goals, 57 assists, and 70 points, good for fourth among all defenseman. Carlson was underrated by many fantasy outlets heading into the season, but don’t count on that occurring again next year. He should be one of the first defensemen off the board in fantasy drafts. A repeat of 70 points might be asking a bit much, but Carlson should continue to provide plenty of production while quarterbacking a potent Washington power-play unit that features some of the premier talent in the NHL.

 

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John Carlson dished out assists on both of Nicklas Backstrom's goals in Washington's 4-2 Game One win over Carolina.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson now has 40 career playoff assists in a grand total of 101 games played. He will look to lead his team back to a second consecutive title this year.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie in the first period and Alex Ovechkin in the third period of the 6-3 victory on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With 56 assists, Carlson ranks third among all NHL defensemen.

 

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Carlson scored in the third period and was credited with an assist for Nicklas Backstrom's empty-netter as the Caps defeated the Hurricanes 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: With 67 points in 76 games (+21!), Carlson is a top defenesman in the league and should be owned/played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Brett Connolly for the first goal in Caps 5-2 win over Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a five-game point streak, Carlson should be owned in all fantasy formats.

 

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Carlon's power-play goal made it 4-3 in the third period but it was not enough as the Caps were defeated by the Penguins 5-3.

Fantasy Impact: Now on a four-game point streak, Carlson continues to be one of the top defensemen in the league and should be owned in all formats.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom score the first goal of the Caps 3-1 win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Continuing his steady pace at 60 points in 68 games (+18), Carlson should be owned in all fantasy types.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom for a power-play goal in the third period of the 3-0 defeat of New Jersey.

Fantasy Impact: With 59 points in 67 games (+17), Carlson remains one of the top defensemen in the NHL.

 

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Carlson's goal came in the second period of the Caps 7-2 victory over Ottawa.

Fantasy Impact: This was Carlson's 10th goal as he continues his run as one of the best defensemen in the league.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom in the first period of the Caps 6-5 overtime win on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Almost a point-a-day guy (56 in 62, +13), Carlson continues to be one of the top defensemen in the league.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin for a power-play goal in the second period of the Caps 3-2 victory on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Almost a point-a-game guy, Carlson is putting up a great season for his fantasy owners.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin twice on the power play as the Caps won 3-2 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Now with 54 points in 59 games (three-game streak), Carlson is rewarding his fantasy owners with a steady pace.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in the first period and scored unassisted in the second to tie the score but the Caps lost 5-3 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: At 52 points in 58 games (+17), Carlson is tied for fourth among all defensemen in the NHL for points.

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for a power-play goal in the second period of the Caps 4-3 overtime victory on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With 49 points in 51 games (+17), Carlson is putting up great stats for fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Nic Dowd in the first period as the Caps defeated Calgary 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: With 48 points in 50 games (+17), Carlson is among the top defenseman in the NHL.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie in the first period of the Caps 7-6 overtime loss to the Sharks.

Fantasy Impact: With 46 points in 48 games (+19), Carlson remains on the list of top defensemen in the NHL.

 

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Carlson scored twice in the third period of the Caps 8-5 loss on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 45 points in 47 games (+19) Carlson ranks fourth among all NHL defensemen.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom for a power-play goal in the second period as the Caps were crushed by the Predators 7-2.

Fantasy Impact: At 43 points in 45 games (+22), Carlson is a good, steady play in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period of the Caps 2-1 OT loss on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With 42 points in 43 games and +25 on the ice (!), Carlson is a top choice in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie and then Jakub Vrana (PPG) in the second period of the Caps 5-3 victory over the Flyers.

Fantasy Impact: Notching a point or two in almost every game (41 in 41, +22), Carlson is a steady and reliable pick in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin as the Caps lost 5-2 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With 39 points in 38 games (+22), Carlson is an excellent choice in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Jakub Vrana in the second period of the Caps 6-3 loss on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: At 38 points in 37 games (+21), Carlson is having far and away the best season of his career.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie for a power-play goal in the second period and then shot one into the empty net as the Caps defeated the 'Canes 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Although he had not scored a point in four games, Carlson is still one of the top defensemen in the league at 37 points in 36 games (+22!)

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin twice and then Travis Boyd in Friday's 6-5 shootout victory.

Fantasy Impact: At 35 points in thirty games (+18), Carlson is tied for the lead among defensemen in the NHL and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Brett Connolly in the first period and Alex Ovechkin in the second period as the Caps won 6-2 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: His 32 points put Carlson second in the NHL among defensemen and he should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in the first period as the Caps shut out Columbus 4-0 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: At 30 points in 28 games (+16), Carlson is a top defenseman in the NHL and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson in the first period of the Caps 6-5 defeat by the Ducks.

Fantasy Impact: His 29 points rank Carlson third in the NHL for defensmen, making him a top pick in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom for a power-play goal (which was the game-winner) in the third period as the Caps defeated New Jersey 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: With 27 points in 24 games (+14), Carlson is a top defenseman and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Nic Dowd in the second period of the Caps 4-1 win on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: With 26 points in 23 games and a very good +10 on the ice, Carlson is a top defenseman in the league and a good play in fantasy.

 

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Spreading the wealth, Carlson helped Nic Dowd, Brett Connolly and Alex Ovechkin as the Caps won 5-3 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson's 25 points rank him second among NHL defensemen and he should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Devante Smith-Pelly for the final goal of the 4-2 victory on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: With 22 points in twenty games (+4), Carlson is one of the top defensemen in the NHL and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Brett Connolly in the first period and Alex Ovechking (PPG) in the third period of the Caps 5-4 overtime win over Montreal.

Fantasy Impact: With 21 points in 19 games (+2), Carlson is a top defenseman in the league and should be played in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Nicklas Backstrom for a power-play goal in overtime as the Caps won 3-2 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: With 19 points in 18 games (+2), Carlson is a top choice among defensemen.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in the second period and T.J. Oshie for the game-winner in the third as the Caps won 2-1 on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Eighteen points (in 14 games) gives Carlson second place for NHL defensemen.

 

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Carlson helped Andre Burakovsky in the second period of the Caps 4-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Fantasy Impact: Even in a losing effort, Carlson continues to produce for fantasy players, now with 14 points in nine games.

 

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Carlson put the Caps on the board in the first period. He helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the second and Alex Ovechkin in the third as the Caps defeated Vancouver 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson is earning his big paycheck with 13 points in eight games, tying Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov for the team lead. Not bad for a defenseman.

 

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Carlson put the Caps on the board in the first period of their 6-5 shootout loss on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: The Caps top defenseman has ten points in seven games and is +5 on the ice so far.

 

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Carlson scored in the first period and helped Alex Ovechkin's two power-play goals in the second period of the Caps 4-3 overtime defeat of the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson's nine points in six games rank him in second place in scoring for NHL defensemen.

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for the Caps first goal and then Nicklas Backstrom in a third period power play as the Caps defeated the Golden Knights 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: With six points in three games so far, the Caps top defenseman is a good choice in fantasy.

 

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Carlson spent 28:02 minutes on ice (+3) in the 7-6 OT game.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran defender notched a career-high 68 points last year and could conceivably match that again.

 

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Carlson's points came in the second period of the Caps' 7-0 wipeout of the Boston Bruins in the season opener.

Fantasy Impact: With Tom Wilson on a 20-game suspension, look to Carlson for points.

 

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Carlson scored on the power play in the first period of the Caps' 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: The offensive-minded defenseman now has eight goals and 33 assists in 53 games (-3).

 

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Carlson helped Brett Connolly in the first period and Alex Ovechkin in the third for power play goals as the Caps won 4-3 in overtime on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: With 33 points in 42 games, Carlson is a good choice in fantasy.

 

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Carlson scored in the second period, helped Tom Wilson in the first, and touched the puck for Nicklas Backstrom's empty-netter in the third as the Caps defeated the Devils 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: While racking up the assists (27 in 40 games), Carlson has also improved to -3 on the ice.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin for a power play goal in the second period of the Caps' 4-3 shootout win over the Bruins.

Fantasy Impact: This was Carlson's 25th assist of the season (in 39 games).

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period of the Caps 3-2 overtime loss in Arizona.

Fantasy Impact: On a five-game point streak (one goal), Carlson has improved to -2 and continues his steady play this season.

 

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Carlson assisted Alex Ovechkin in overtime as the Caps defeated the Ducks 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: With 25 points in 34 games (-4), Carlson is a steady source of points in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Chiasson in the third period of the Caps' 5-3 win on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With 24 points in 33 games (21 assists), Carlson may be worth the price in fantasy. He's still -4, but +4 in the last two games is cleaning that up.

 

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Carlson scored unassisted in the second period as the Caps won 5-2 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Carlson's first goal in fifteen games, although he's notched several assists, putting him at 23 points in 32 games (-6).

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period as the Caps walked over the Blackhawks 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: With twenty assists in 29 games, Carlson is getting plenty of ice time, although his -9 doesn't look that great.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin (PPG) in the second period and Evgeny Kuznetsov in the third period of the Caps' 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: At twenty points in 27 games, Carlson is a good choice in fantasy.

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for a power play goal in the second period of the Caps' 5-2 win over Ottawa.

Fantasy Impact: With 18 points in 23 games, Carlson is racking them up but he is -7 on the ice. He's getting plenty of playing time.

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov for a power play goal late in the third period of the Caps' 3-1 victory over the Wild.

Fantasy Impact: With 17 points in 20 games and plenty of playing time, the only troubling stat for Carlson is his -8 on the ice.

 

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Carlson helped Evegeny Kuznetzov for a power-play goal in the third period as the Caps were blown out 6-2 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Although Carlson has 16 points in 20 games which is nice for fantasy, his -8 on the ice isn't so great for the team.

 

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Carlson helped T.J. Oshie and Alex Chiasson in the second period of the Caps' 6-3 defeat by Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson's ice time may go down slightly with Matt Niskanen's return but he'll get plenty of action.

 

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Carlson scored in the first period and helped T.J. Oshie in the second period of the Caps 4-1 victory over the Penguins.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson is getting lots of ice time (and points) but that will probably be reduced when Matt Niskanen returns.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Chiasson in the second period and Lars Eller with the game-winner in the third period as the Caps defeated the Islanders 4-3 on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: With nine assists in nine games, Carlson is off to a good start, but is -2 on the ice.

 

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Carlson helped Evgeny Kuznetsov in the second period of the Caps 6-2 defeat on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson has six assists in ten games, but is -5 on the ice.

 

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Carlson helped Alex Ovechkin in a PPG as the Caps defeated the Devils 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: This was Carlson's third assist of the season.

 

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Carlson scored a power-play goal at 4:00 of the first period helping the Capitals to a 5-3 win versus Colorado. He also had three shots and three blocks in 20:24 minutes of ice time.

Fantasy Impact: It was his first point in four games. This season in 70 games, Carlson has nine goals and 28 assists with a plus-10 rating.

 

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Capitals d-man John Carlson was solid on Thursday night, assisting on a T.J. Oshie goal and scoring his own, a game winner. Capitals trumped the Red Wings, 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: With 6 G 22 A and a plus-16 rating, Carlson has been a valuable d-man this season. He missed a couple weeks in January with a lower-body injury, but three points in the last two games suggests he's back on pace.

 

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Capitals D John Carlson has a goal and an assist in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets. He was plus-3.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson is having a solid season with five goals and 17 assists. As a defensmen, his 95 SOG is also a solid incentive to ownership.

 

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Carlson scored the game-tying goal as the Capitals came back from down 3-0 in the game. They lost in overtime and the series is over.

Fantasy Impact: He produced points in all six games of the series but with the season over for his team, he is not a factor until next season where he will be a factor in the draft. He is not one of the elite few at defensemen but he is definitely a guy to want on your team.

 

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Carlson scored a goal on two shots with a rating of +1.

Fantasy Impact: He has assists in all four of the games of this series and is a solid DFS consideration.

 

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Carlson scored a goal on four shots and two assists with a rating of -1.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong option who missed a portion of the season due to injuries but has six points in the three games of this series.

 

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John Carlson underwent an unspecified procedure for his lingering injury, and is expected to be off the ice for 3-4 weeks. He will be placed on long-term IR. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: This frees up $4 million in cap space, so the Caps could make a trade before the deadline. Recently acquired Mike Weber practiced with the team today so the Caps have seven defensemen.

 

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John Carlson will not play tonight against the Minnesota Wild. He will be evaluated tomorrow. As reported earlier, Carlson's play has been affected by his injury since his return. (Source: Capitals PR)

Fantasy Impact: The defenseman has only one point (an assist) in his last five games.

 

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Although John Carlson is on the ice, he is not fully recovered from his Dec. 26 injury, according to head coach Barry Trotz. Trotz said Carlson's mobility is affected. (Source: Chuck Gormley of CSN)

Fantasy Impact: In 10 games since his return, Carlson has four assists.

 

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John Carlson's goal put the Caps up 2-0 in the second period. The team held on to win 2-1 over the Senators.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson now has 24 points in 30 games, leading all Caps defensemen.

 

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John Carlson's first period goal put the Caps up 3-0 and they never looked back.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson ranks tenth among NHL defensemen with 13 points in 19 games.

 

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John Carlson earned the first star with his Power Play goal in the second period, along with an assist in the first period.

Fantasy Impact: Carlson now has 12 points in 12 games.

 

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With over 25 minutes on the ice in the Caps score-fest in Edmonton, John Carlson racked up three assists, including the final Kuznetsov goal in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: The defenseman now has ten points in seven games, showing his star power.

 

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