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John Carlson Continues Progress & Skates In Full Gear; Latest On 74

The Washington Capitals got a positive sign as John Carlson took the ice in full gear to work on his skating ahead of practice.



Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson took another step in the right direction on Monday as he took the ice in full gear for the first time on Monday to get some individual work in with skating coach Wendy Marco.

It appeared to be lighter skating and nothing too intense as he continues to work his way back from a major head/facial injury.

Carlson has not played since being hit in the face with a slapshot back on Dec. 23 against the Winnipeg Jets. He has been skating on his own and has been out on the ice, but he has not gotten into team practices yet. His return is still "off in the distance," though he is being reevaluated at the end of the month and has an important doctor's appointment to see what's next for him in his recovery, per the team.

"I've seen him on the ice," head coach Peter Laviolette said. "I believe his ship is further behind."

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Carlson had played in 30 games this season prior to the injury, collecting eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points.

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