The Washington Capitals announced on Tuesday that they have placed defenseman John Carlson on injured reserve. “Injured Reserve” means that Carlson will miss at least the next seven days, however, Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette said after this morning’s skate that Carlson will be out “long term”.
Capitals Coach Peter Laviolette said John Carlson is out “long term” meaning not just this standard 7-day mark for guys on IR. Beyond day to day. https://t.co/2zFY4ZQqbA
— Samantha Pell (@SamanthaJPell) December 27, 2022
Carlson left the team’s 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Friday with an upper-body injury after getting hit in the head by a shot from Jets’ defenseman Brenden Dillon.
Really Hope John Carlson Is Ok 🙏 pic.twitter.com/jRXvdIWaYr
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) December 24, 2022
Carlson spent Friday night in a local hospital for “precautionary reasons” and was discharged on Saturday. The team said that Carlson remains “under the care of team medical personnel”.
As a result of Carlson’s injury, Washington recalled defenseman Lucas Johansen from the AHL’s Hershey Bears on Tuesday.
The team is still without right-wing Connor Brown (ACL, out indefinitely); left-wing Carl Hagelin (hip, indefinite); right-wing Tom Wilson (ACL, indefinite); center Nicklas Backstrom (hip, indefinite); left-wing Beck Malenstyn (finger, week-to-week); defenseman Martin Fehervary (lower-body, day-to-day); and right-wing T.J. Oshie (upper-body, day-to-day).
By Harrison Brown