Carlson can’t go for Caps, ending games played streak at 412 games

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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.