Listed as a game-time decision, Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson was on the ice Wednesday afternoon during warmups ahead of Game 1 of the Capitals’ first-round series against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. He is in today’s starting lineup.
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Carlson drew onto the top pair with Michal Kempny.
Capitals lines in warmups vs Islanders
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Carlson has been practicing since August 1 but has not played since the 3-2 exhibition victory over Carolina Hurricanes on July 29 when he crashed into the boards in the third period with a Hurricanes skater. The 30-year-old defenseman did not play in any three of the Capitals’ round-robin games.
By Della Young