News: 4 hours agoKarlsson had surgery on his left forearm Monday and will be out until mid-March at least.
Spin: Karlsson has already missed nine games this year due to various problems and now is facing a two-month absence due to his latest injury. Even with his extended layoff, the 31-year-old defenseman should still have enough time to push for the 40-point threshold for the 10th time in his NHL career. Without the Swede in the lineup, both Mario Ferraro and Ryan Merkley should expect significant upticks in cie time, including with the man advantage. Given his recovery timeline, Karlsson should wind up on injured reserve in the coming days.