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Capitals' Carlson out 3-4 weeks: report

Defenseman has procedure for same injury that sidelined him in January

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Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson will be out 3-4 weeks with a lower-body injury, according to The Washington Post.

Carlson did not play Friday in a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild and had a procedure on the injury Saturday. Coach Barry Trotz said Friday the injury that kept Carlson out of the game was the same one that caused him to miss 12 games in January.

Carlson, 26, has six goals and 31 points in 47 games this season. He is second on the Capitals in average total ice time behind defenseman Matt Niskanen.

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