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The Noon Number: Blueline Workhorse

A look at a hefty workload for one of the Caps’ veteran blueliners

Washington Capitals v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images

27:45 - The average ice time per game for John Carlson in the nine games since Matt Niskanen’s injury on October 13. Not only does that lead all of the Caps’ blueliners by a healthy margin - Brooks Orpik’s 22:58 is the second-highest average TOI - but it also checks in as the highest ice time of any defenseman in the League over that span.