When asked if he fully expects Karlsson back in the lineup next week Boucher responded by saying, “yes.” When asked specifically if Karlsson playing Tuesday was a possibility he also responded, “yes.”
The team is set to finish up a three-game Western Canadian road trip Saturday night in Edmonton against the Oilers before returning home to host the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday. Ottawa defeated Vancouver 3-2 in a shootout earlier this week and blanked the Calgary Flames 6-0 Friday.
Karlsson hasn’t played since undergoing off-season surgery to repair torn tendons in his left foot suffered during the Senators’ playoff run this past spring.
The two-time Norris Trophy winner began skating in late September and all indications are that his rehab has gone smoothly.