|Apr. 5 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET14:54 GMT22:54 7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST18:54 UAE10:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Carlson (lower body) will play in Game 1 of the Capitals' opening-round playoff series with Toronto.
Analysis: The Capitals held Carlson out of the final four regular-season games, but he was working alongside usual partner Karl Alzner and on one of the team's power-play units during Wednesday's practice. The 27-year-old American led the President's Trophy-winning Caps with an average of 22:43 of ice time during the regular season.
|Feb. 10 6:53 AM PT7:53 AM MT8:53 AM CT9:53 AM ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST18:53 UAE9:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Carlson had a goal with an assist Thursday.
Analysis: Carlson was also a plus-4 against the Red Wings on Thursday, and is plus-16 for the season.
|Jan. 15 11:55 AM PT12:55 PM MT1:55 PM CT2:55 PM ET19:55 GMT3:55 12:55 PM MST2:55 PM EST23:55 UAE14:55 ETNaN:� BRT - Coach Barry Trotz said Carlson (lower body) will return Tuesday against the Islanders.
Analysis: Carlson, whose 106 shots on goal trails only Alex Ovechkin for tops on the team, hasn't played since Jan. 15.
|Jan. 5 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET1:51 GMT9:51 6:51 PM MST8:51 PM EST5:51 UAE (+1)20:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Carlson had a goal and an assist for the second straight game Thursday.
Analysis: He's been on a nice run for the past month with five goals and nine assists in his last 16 games.
|Dec. 24 7:31 AM PT8:31 AM MT9:31 AM CT10:31 AM ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST19:31 UAE10:31 ETNaN:� BRT - Carlson had two goals in the Capitals' 4-0 win over the Lightning on Friday.
Analysis: Carlson had his second two-goal game, and in his previous two-goal game on Dec. 2, 2014, both goals were also scored in the same period.
|Dec. 13 6:59 PM PT7:59 PM MT8:59 PM CT9:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)21:59 ETNaN:� BRT - Carlson had another assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has four over his last six games to go along with one goal.
|Nov. 3 7:24 PM PT8:24 PM MT9:24 PM CT10:24 PM ET2:24 GMT10:24 7:24 PM MST9:24 PM EST6:24 UAE (+1)22:24 ETNaN:� BRT - Carlson had two assists Thursday.
Analysis: Three of his four assists on the season have come in the last two games.