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Top Gabriel Carlsson News

  • Gabriel Carlsson: Signs in Sweden

    Carlsson signed a three-year contract with Vaxjo HC of the Swedish Hockey League on Friday.

    Carlsson had two assists in six games with Washington during the 2022-23 regular season. He also chipped in with a goal and 16 points in 59 AHL games with Hershey last season. Carlsson did not receive a qualifying offer from Washington in June, making him an unrestricted free agent. Carlsson, who was drafted in the first round (29th overall) in 2015, was never able to establish himself in the NHL, playing only 81 games over seven seasons.

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  • Gabriel Carlsson: Doesn't receive qualifying offer

    Carlsson will become an unrestricted free agent Saturday because the Capitals didn't extend him a qualifying offer, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Carlsson had two assists in six games with Washington in 2022-23. He also recorded a goal and 15 points in 59 AHL outings with Hershey.

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  • Capitals' Gabriel Carlsson: Heads back to minors

    Carlsson was returned to AHL Hershey on Thursday.

    Carlsson has two assists in six appearances with Washington this season. The 26-year-old defenseman also has a goal and 13 points in 47 contests with Hershey in 2022-23. His demotion corresponds with the expected return of John Carlson (fractured skull) for Thursday's game against Chicago.

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  • Capitals' Gabriel Carlsson: Ascends to top level

    Carlsson was recalled from AHL Hershey on Friday, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Carlsson has spent the entire season at the AHL level, scoring once and adding 12 assists in 47 games. Carlsson -- who was drafted 29th overall in 2015 by Columbus -- has played 75 games in his NHL career, scoring three times and adding 13 assists.

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  • Capitals' Gabriel Carlsson: Surfaces on waivers

    The Capitals placed Carlsson on waivers Sunday, per CapFriendly.

    Carlsson signed a two-way deal this offseason and it looks like he'll begin the year with AHL Hershey. The 29-year-old blueliner has 16 points in 75 career NHL contests.

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  • Capitals' Gabriel Carlsson: Links up with Caps

    Carlsson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Capitals on Wednesday.

    Carlsson put up nine points in 38 games with the Blue Jackets last season. The 25-year-old defenseman could have a chance to compete for a third-pairing spot in training camp, but the Capitals' defensive depth is solid, and he may need to spend some time at AHL Hershey.

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  • Gabriel Carlsson: Cut loose by Columbus

    Carlsson wasn't qualified by the Blue Jackets, so he'll hit the market as an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reports.

    Carlsson served as a rotational, bottom-pairing option for Columbus in 2021-22, notching nine points while averaging just 12:16 of ice time through 38 appearances. He may have to settle for a two-way contract as a UFA this summer.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Lights lamp in return to lineup

    Carlsson scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's win over the Panthers.

    The 25-year-old blueliner gave the Blue Jackets a 3-1 lead early in the third period with a blast from the faceoff circle to the right of Jonas Johansson. Carlsson hadn't drawn into the lineup since Jan. 31, but with Zach Werenski (upper body) sidelined, Carlsson got a look on the bottom pairing. On the season, he's managed five points in 19 games with 18 hits, 18 blocked shots and a plus-4 rating.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Stuck in press box

    Carlsson has been in the lineup just once in the last 10 games.

    He's been healthy during that time, but so has the rest of the Blue Jackets' blue line, and coach Brad Larsen has preferred deploying Dean Kukan and Gavin Bayreuther in depth roles lately. On the season, Carlsson has one goal and four points in 17 games with 14 hits, 13 blocked shots and a plus-1 rating.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Returns from protocols

    Carlsson (COVID-19 protocols) was activated from the league's COVID-19 protocols Monday.

    Even with his return to practice, Carlsson is far from a lock for the lineup when the Jackets return to action versus Nashville on Thursday. Still, the blueliner needs to play in just two more games to set a new career high at the NHL level but likely has a point ceiling in the 10-15 range.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Carlsson was placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocols Sunday, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Carlsson will need to submit two negative COVID-19 rests before rejoining the Blue Jackets, so he'll miss Monday's matchup with Buffalo at a minimum. Jake Christiansen will likely get the first crack at replacing Carlsson in the lineup versus the Sabres.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Opens scoring Saturday

    Carlsson potted a goal on two shots in a 4-2 win over Colorado on Saturday.

    Jakub Voracek fed Carlsson creeping in from the point on the back side, and Carlsson snapped a shot from the left circle that beat Colorado goaltender Darcy Kuemper to open the scoring in the first period. It was the first goal of the year for Carlsson and just his second tally in 42 career games.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Records helper Wednesday

    Carlsson recorded an assist in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime win over the Avalanche.

    Carlsson set up the second of Cole Sillinger's goals in the third period. The helper was Carlsson's first point in four games this season. He's added five hits, four blocked shots and an even plus-minus rating. The Swede is unlikely to play more than a rotational role on the third pairing, so he can be left off fantasy rosters.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Recalled by big club

    Carlsson was recalled by the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.

    Carlsson will likely be on hand as an extra defenseman for Thursday's game versus the Islanders. The 24-year-old blueliner picked up four points through 14 games with the Blue Jackets last season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Lands on waivers

    Carlsson was placed on waivers Sunday, per CBS Sports.

    Carlsson skated in 14 games with the Blue Jackets last season, tallying a goal and four points. The 24-year-old blueliner could rejoin the big club as an injury replacement at some point this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Manages assist

    Carlsson recorded an assist in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars.

    Carlsson went four games without a point after opening his campaign with a goal and an assist in his first two outings. The Swede has added seven shots on net and a plus-2 rating in seven contests. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect much from the 24-year-old blueliner, although he appears to have solidified his spot in the lineup.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: First NHL goal in season debut

    Carlsson scored a goal on three shots in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Predators.

    Recalled from the taxi squad and inserted into the lineup earlier in the day, Carlsson collected his first career goal when he converted an Oliver Bjorkstrand cross-ice feed to tie the game in the second period. The 24-year-old Carlsson had tallied just three assists through his first 22 NHL games over parts of four seasons.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Recalled for Saturday's game

    Carlsson was recalled from Columbus' taxi squad Saturday and will join the lineup, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    David Savard (illness) was scratched, creating the need for more reinforcements on a Jackets blue line that was already missing Zach Werenski (lower body). Carlsson has yet to see any action at the NHL level this season.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Drops to minors

    Carlsson cleared waivers Monday and was assigned to AHL Cleveland.

    The 2015 first-round pick (29th overall) didn't suit up for any of the Blue Jackets' first 16 games. Carlsson will be a fixture in the lineup for AHL Cleveland, and top-four minutes will be better for his development.

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  • Blue Jackets' Gabriel Carlsson: Hits waivers

    Carlsson was waived by the Blue Jackets on Saturday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.

    Carlsson didn't suit up in any of the first 16 games of the season. In turn, he'll be subject to waivers. If he goes unclaimed, the team can place the 24-year-old on the taxi squad. The Swedish defenseman played just six games with the big club last year, as he spent most of his time in the minors, recording 12 points over 41 contests.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Orebro, Sweden
Age: 27
Experience: 6
Shoots: Left