Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson took a slapshot to the head on December 23rd against the Jets, a very scary situation which saw him leave the game and has been out of the line-up since.
Here is the video if you want to see, but it is not pretty.
According to John Carlson’s wife, he had to get his ear reattached after this scary incident.
There is no date for Carlson’s return to the line-up, as the Capitals placed him on Long-term injury reserve, meaning he will miss a minimum of 10 games. but could be out for much longer.
Carlson has 8 goals and 13 assists in 30 games played for the Capitals this season, and the Capitals will certainly hope to get him back in the line up as soon as he is healthy considering he is the #1 guy on defense.
Carlson has spent every season in the NHL with the Capitals, spanning all the way back to his debut in the 2009-2010 season. He has played 917 games, putting up 614 points.
We wish John Carlson a safe and speedy recovery!