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Erik Karlsson
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Team: Ottawa Senators Height: 6-0 Born: 5/31/1990
Position: DWeight: 191 Birthplace: Landsbro, Sweden

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May 10 2:00 PM PT3:00 PM MT4:00 PM CT5:00 PM ET21:00 GMT5:00 2:00 PM MST4:00 PM EST1:00 UAE (+1)17:00 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson scored the game-winner, had an assist and finished at a plus-4 on Tuesday as the Senators closed out their second-round series with a 4-2 win over the Rangers in Game 6.
Analysis: Karlsson had three assists in Ottawa's Game 5 win. He didn't have a point in either of the Sens' two losses in the series but had at least one in all four wins. After leading the team with 71 points during the regular season, Karlsson tops Ottawa with 13 in the postseason and is a team-best plus-8.
May 5 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)20:53 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson returned to the lineup for Game 5 and had three assists for the Sens.
Analysis: He has 10 assists in 11 postseason games.
May 4 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST5:34 UAE (+1)21:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson left Thursday's Game 4 against the Rangers after the second period with an injury.
Analysis: Karlsson played during the first round with two microfractures in one of his feet from blocking a shot late in the regular season. He has a goal and seven assists in the playoffs after leading Ottawa with 71 points in the regular season.
Apr. 28 5:29 AM PT6:29 AM MT7:29 AM CT8:29 AM ET12:29 GMT20:29 5:29 AM MST7:29 AM EST16:29 UAE8:29 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson's shot from an almost impossible angle beat Henrik Lundqvist with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series on Thursday night.
Analysis: It was Karlsson's first goal and seventh point of the playoffs. The 26-year-old defenseman, who has been playing with a foot injury, also logged more than 28 minutes in the win.
Apr. 20 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST20:01 UAE12:01 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson assisted on Bobby Ryan's third-period goal that gave the Senators a 1-0 win in Boston on Wednesday and a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.
Analysis: The Ottawa captain shot a puck intentionally wide to the right of Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask to set up Ryan, who took the puck off the back boards and slipped it home. Ryan called it an "all-world play" by Karlsson, who also had an assist on Ryan's winner in Game 3. Karlsson has five assists in this series and is riding a seven-game point streak going back to the regular season.
Apr. 6 10:36 AM PT11:36 AM MT12:36 PM CT1:36 PM ET17:36 GMT1:36 10:36 AM MST12:36 PM EST21:36 UAE13:36 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson (foot) has been cleared to play in Game 1 of the Senators' opening-round series with Boston.
Analysis: Karlsson's status wasn't believed to be in doubt, though the Senators did hold him out of the final three regular-season games as a precaution. The 26-year-old should be in the mix for a third career Norris Trophy after accumulating a team-high 71 points (17 goals, 54 assists) and ranking fourth in the NHL in average time on ice (26:50 per game).
Apr. 5 6:07 AM PT7:07 AM MT8:07 AM CT9:07 AM ET13:07 GMT21:07 6:07 AM MST8:07 AM EST17:07 UAE9:07 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had a goal with an assist Tuesday.
Analysis: He has a goal in three straight games.
Mar. 30 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST1:05 UAE (+1)17:05 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson returned Monday in Detroit after missing two games with a lower-body injury, contributing a power-play goal and an assist in a 5-4 shootout loss.
Analysis: Karlsson was thought to be unavailable for the game but surprised his teammates when he decided to join them in Detroit and play. ''I didn't tell anyone I was coming, not even my teammates," said Karlsson, who has 12 points in his last 11 games. "I just jumped on a plane and got here as fast as I could."
Mar. 28 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)23:15 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson scored for Ottawa in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Flyers.
Analysis: Since Jan. 31, Karlsson is averaging better than a point a game at 1.04.
Mar. 18 6:08 PM PT7:08 PM MT8:08 PM CT9:08 PM ET1:08 GMT9:08 6:08 PM MST8:08 PM EST5:08 UAE (+1)21:08 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had a goal and an assist in Saturday's shootout loss to Montreal.
Analysis: He has at least a point in 14 of his last 18 games, tallying six goals and 15 assists. Karlsson has 65 points, leaving him 17 shy of matching last season's career high of 82.
Mar. 10 7:38 AM PT8:38 AM MT9:38 AM CT10:38 AM ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST19:38 UAE10:38 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had two goals and an assist, including the winner 40 seconds into overtime, and Ottawa edged the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 on Thursday night for their fifth consecutive victory.
Analysis: He has 17 points in his past 14 games and 61 points for the season.
Feb. 27 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET16:32 GMT0:32 9:32 AM MST11:32 AM EST20:32 UAE11:32 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had two assists in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Karlsson has recorded a point in seven of eight games, recording two goals and eight assists. His 44 assists are third-most in the league and most by a defensemen.
Feb. 21 5:31 PM PT6:31 PM MT7:31 PM CT8:31 PM ET1:31 GMT9:31 6:31 PM MST8:31 PM EST5:31 UAE (+1)20:31 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson scored his 10th goal Tuesday against the Devils.
Analysis: The star defenseman has two goals and six assists during a six-game point streak.
Feb. 19 4:21 PM PT5:21 PM MT6:21 PM CT7:21 PM ET0:21 GMT8:21 5:21 PM MST7:21 PM EST4:21 UAE (+1)19:21 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had two assists for the second straight game Sunday against Winnipeg.
Analysis: The star defenseman has a goal and six assists during a five-game point streak. Karlsson ranks second among NHL defensemen with 51 points.
Feb. 18 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST8:09 UAE23:09 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson posted two assists and ended a plus-2 in Saturday's win at Toronto.
Analysis: The two-time Norris Trophy winner, whose 49 points ranks second among NHL defensemen, is now a plus-6 during a four-game point streak.
Feb. 16 6:51 PM PT7:51 PM MT8:51 PM CT9:51 PM ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST6:51 UAE (+1)21:51 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had a goal and finished a plus-2 to help the Senators to Tuesday's 3-0 win at New Jersey.
Analysis: The goal was just the second in 28 games for the high-scoring defenseman, who had gone three straight without a point before registering an assist in Ottawa's previous two contests. Karlsson still has a solid 46 points for the season, which trails only Brent Burns for tops among NHL blueliners.
Feb. 2 7:10 PM PT8:10 PM MT9:10 PM CT10:10 PM ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST7:10 UAE (+1)22:10 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had his second three-assist game of the season Thursday in a 5-2 win at Tampa Bay.
Analysis: The star defenseman has a goal and 11 assists in his last 10 games. Karlsson ranks second among NHL defensemen with 44 points.
Feb. 1 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST19:54 UAE10:54 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson scored for the first time since Dec. 7 while adding an assist in Tuesday's loss at Florida.
Analysis: Though the All-Star defenseman had been in a 20-game goal drought, he has managed eight assists over his past nine games. Karlsson's 41 points is still tied for second among NHL blueliners this season.
Jan. 21 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST6:44 UAE (+1)21:44 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had an assist Saturday against the Maple Leafs to extend his point streak to five games.
Analysis: He has six assists over that stretch and leads the Senators with 31 on the season.
Jan. 19 6:20 PM PT7:20 PM MT8:20 PM CT9:20 PM ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST6:20 UAE (+1)21:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had an assist Thursday against the Blue Jackets to extend his point streak to four games.
Analysis: He has five assists over that stretch and leads the Senators with 30 on the season.
Dec. 8 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET16:14 GMT0:14 9:14 AM MST11:14 AM EST20:14 UAE11:14 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had a goal and two assist to help give the Ottawa Senators a 4-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Karlsson has three goals and five assists over his last three games and is once again a frontrunner for the Norris Trophy.
Dec. 6 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST20:20 UAE11:20 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson finished with a goal and three assists in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Penguins.
Analysis: Karlsson has scored a goal in each of his last two games and now has 18 assists on the season.
Nov. 12 11:19 AM PT12:19 PM MT1:19 PM CT2:19 PM ET19:19 GMT3:19 12:19 PM MST2:19 PM EST23:19 UAE14:19 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson recorded two assists Friday.
Analysis: It was the first multipoint game since Oct. 18 for Karlsson, but he tops the Senators with 12 points.
Nov. 5 6:34 PM PT7:34 PM MT8:34 PM CT9:34 PM ET1:34 GMT9:34 6:34 PM MST8:34 PM EST5:34 UAE (+1)21:34 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson had an assist Saturday.
Analysis: He has seven in the first 11 games to go with three goals.
Oct. 18 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)21:33 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson finished with a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-4 win over Arizona.
Analysis: Karlsson is off to an outstanding start with two goals and seven points through four games.
Oct. 18 8:17 AM PT9:17 AM MT10:17 AM CT11:17 AM ET15:17 GMT23:17 8:17 AM MST10:17 AM EST19:17 UAE11:17 ETNaN:� BRT - Karlsson assisted on Ottawa's only goal in Monday's 5-1 defeat to Detroit.
Analysis: Karlsson was one of only two Senators to have a positive rating (plus-1) on Monday, and he ranks among the league leaders at plus-4. He's had a point in all three of Ottawa's games.
Oct. 13 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST19:53 UAE11:53 ET12:53 BRT - Karlsson had a goal with two assists in Wednesday's opener.
Analysis: Karlsson is the No. 1 overall fantasy defenseman after recording a career-high 82 points last season.

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