CONFIRMED: Erik Karlsson Will Play Tonight For The Ottawa Senators In Washington


Ten weeks to the day after undergoing surgery to repair a lacerated Achilles tendon, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson will play tonight in Washington.

The miraculous comeback from an injury that was expected to take months is welcome news for Senators fans who are looking forward to clinching a playoff spot and making some noise in the post-season.

February 1, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Ottawa Senators defensemen Erik Karlsson (65) carries the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at the PNC center. The Hurricanes defeated the Senators 1-0. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Karlsson confirmed after the morning skate that #65 will indeed suit up.


Team Can’t Let Up When Karlsson Returns

Senators Can’t Hold Karlsson Back If He Is Ready

The rest of the lines were the same as yesterday’s morning practice.