John Carlson Discharged From Hospital On Saturday, Out Indefinitely

The Washington Capitals announced on Saturday that defenseman John Carlson was discharged from a local hospital on Saturday, and that he will be out indefinitely. Carlson remains under the care of team medical personnel.

Carlson was struck by a slapshot by former teammate Brenden Dillon with less than two minutes gone in the third period in Friday night’s game against the Winnipeg Jets.

Carlson was bleeding heavily following the hit from the puck, but skated to the locker room under his own power, trailed by Capitals head athletic trainer Jason Serbus.

We will provide any further updates as soon as they become available.

By Jon Sorensen

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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7 Responses to John Carlson Discharged From Hospital On Saturday, Out Indefinitely

  1. Novafyre. says:

    Good news but still worrisome. Are Nicky and Tom still sure they want to come back?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Prayers and best wishes to the Carlson family

  3. dwgie26 says:

    I was at the game. The amount of blood on the ice was insane! Could have broken his jaw in addition to losing a bunch of teeth. I imagine there is a lot of work to do on him. But he is a hockey player. He will be back. But man that was grewsome!

  4. hockeydruid says:

    Figure concussion, lost teeth and broken nose at the least. Just hope not a broken jaw also. Wishing John a quick healing and recovery!! And whether a hockey player or not please take time to heal properly and don’t rush back!!!!!!

    • novafyre says:

      It looked to me higher, check bones, orbital, temple damage. Hope it wasn’t.

      NHL went all to helmets, goalies to masks, players to visors. Will the NHL go to full face masks for all players?

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