Erik Karlsson scored one goal in 27:06 of ice time in the Senators' 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs on Saturday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game. Karlsson now has four goals on the season.
Karlsson is dealing with an illness but will play Saturday.
Advice: Karlsson has gone three straight games without a point, so maybe the illness has something to do with that slump.
The Ottawa Senators have announced that Erik Karlsson (illness) will suit up tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Advice: Karlsson hasn't picked up a point in his last three games and will look to break his mini-slump tonight against the Leafs. It will be interesting to see how head coach Guy Boucher spreads out the minutes amongst his blueliners with Karlsson under the weather. The Swedish defenseman has 30 points in 38 games this season.
Erik Karlsson had 29:22 of ice time in the Senators' 4-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -3 for the game.
Senators GM Pierre Dorion isn't about to dismiss the possibility of trading Erik Karlsson.
Advice: Dorion's preference would still be to re-sign Karlsson - something that can't be done until this summer at the earliest - but by the sounds of things, he doesn't believe there is a such thing as having a no-trade list. "Our first priority with Erik is to sign him. He's a special player, but Wayne Gretzky got traded, so, if a team offers you an offer you can't turn down, you listen. But our first priority is to sign Erik Karlsson and [for] Erik Karlsson to be a Senator for life," Dorion explained. This could just be Dorion fishing for offers to see if anyone is willing throw a lot at him for a season and a half of Karlsson's services. The general manager could also be less than absolutely confident that he'll be able to negotiate a new contract with Karlsson once the option is available. We'll have to wait-and-see, but it would still be very surprising if Karlsson was traded.