The Washington Post

Injured defenseman John Carlson took part in Washington's morning skate Friday and is ramping up his on-ice work in anticipation of returning to the lineup before the postseason begins.

The top defenseman has missed 12 games because of a lower-body injury.

With regular season still two weeks away, coach favors caution over concern.

Several players will take over his role.

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  • Jan 15, 2013
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