John Carlson returned to practice on Saturday after sitting out practice on Thursday and having a team day off on Friday. Carlson left Wednesday’s exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes after taking an awkward fall into the boards midway through the third period.
The incident occurred with approximately 12 minutes remaining in Wednesday’s game:
UPDATE: Carlson did return after this incident to play one more shift (34 sec) never returned after. pic.twitter.com/wuRA5gtZLn
— Here’s Your Replay ⬇️ (@TheReplayGuy) July 30, 2020
Head coach Todd Reirden would not commit to Carlson being able to play in Monday’s playoff opener.
John Carlson participated in Saturday’s practice, per Reirden. Though, he will not commit to Carlson being able to play in Monday’s round robin game vs Tampa Bay.
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) August 1, 2020
The Capitals open their 2020 postseason campaign on Monday when they face the Tampa Bay Lightning in their first round robin game at 4:00 PM.
By Jon Sorensen