Capitals’ John Carlson to miss round-robin game vs. Lightning

Washington Capitals defenceman John Carlson (74). (Nick Wass/AP)

Norris Trophy finalist John Carlson will not play in the Washington Capitals‘ round-robin game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday afternoon.

The 30-year-old defenceman left the team’s exhibition tilt vs. the Carolina Hurricanes last week and did not return after falling awkwardly into the end boards.

Carlson led all NHL defencemen with 75 points in 69 games played, setting a new career high for points and tying his previous career-best of 15 goals.

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