Capitals’ Charlie Lindgren To Start Vs. Golden Knights; John Carlson Remains Out, Day-To-Day

Head coach Peter Laviolette met with the media prior to Tuesday’s tilt against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena (7 PM ET, NBC Sports Washington). He confirmed Charlie Lindgren will be between the pipes tonight while defenseman John Carlson will not play and remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Lindgren has gone 1-1-0 in two games started (both on the road) thus far, most recently earning his first win with Washington in the 6-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on October 24. He has posted a save percentage of .925 and 3.09 goals-against average.

Carlson will miss his second consecutive game due to a lower-body injury sustained in Saturday’s 3-0 shutout victory over the Nashville Predators. Midway through the first period, Carlson left due to an awkward fall in the defensive zone. He played a seven-second shift afterward, but that would be it.

Laviolette said left-wing Joe Snively could draw back into the lineup tonight, but noted that they are “working through some things.”

There was no further update on right-wing T.J. Oshie, who is out indefinitely due to a lower body injury sustained in the win over Nashville. Earlier today, the Capitals announced that right-wing Connor Brown will miss 6-8 months after undergoing surgery on his ACL but the 28-year-old hasn’t been ruled out to return this season.

By Della Young

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Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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