Capitals’ John Carlson to Miss Monday’s Round-Robin Opener Against Lighting

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The Washington Capitals announced on Monday that defenseman John Carlson will not play in the round-robin opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. Radko Gudas will draw onto the second pairing with Michal Kempny.

Capitals’ lines and pairs:

Head coach Todd Reirden said earlier today that the 30-year-old defenseman was going to be a game-time decision. Carlson did receive more treatment Saturday night. He left Wednesday’s exhibition game after crashing into the boards in the third period with a Carolina Hurricanes skater. His legs got tangled in his skates but he skated off and was able to make it down the tunnel on his own. The defenseman missed Thursday’s practice but returned to the ice on Saturday.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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