Washington Capitals provide update on John Carlson after he was taken to hospital after taking puck to face

Published December 24, 2022 at 3:32 PM

During last night's Washington Capitals victory, the team lost a key piece of their defense core. The incident occurred after the Capitals lost a defensive zone faceoff. The puck was passed back to Brendan Dillon who fired a slapshot from that point.

The shot quickly rose and caught John Carlson directly in the face. Carlson immediately clutched his face as blood poured onto the ice.

Today the Capitals provided the following update.

#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.

Hopefully Carlson makes a quick recovery and gets back into the Caps lineup sooner than later.
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