For the first time since 2010, John Carlson is unable to play for the Washington Capitals.
He gave the pre-game skate a try on Monday, but ultimately couldn’t make it against the Buffalo Sabres, ending his consecutive games played streak at an impressive 412 games.
It’s not as if the 25-year-old was just getting in games, either, as he’s quietly become a key defenseman in Washington.
Carlson already has 27 points in 34 games this season, and he’s not really a slouch in his own end, either.
The Capitals hope to keep their winning streak going without him.