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.
#Caps John Carlson was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation following his injury during the third period of Friday’s game vs. WPG. Carlson was discharged from the hospital earlier today and remains under the care of team medical personnel. He is out indefinitely
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) December 24, 2022
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.
Really Hope John Carlson Is Ok 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jRXvdIWaYr
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) December 24, 2022
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.
Laviolette on Carlson: “It’s tough that Carly wasn’t there tonight because he sits right next to Ovi and is such a loud, vocal piece inside the locker room. Right now he is under the care of team physicians, and is being transported to the hospital for precautionary evaluation.”
— Mike Vogel (@VogsCaps) December 24, 2022
We will provide any further updates as soon as they become available.
By Jon Sorensen