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Erik Karlsson has already developed into one of the NHL’s best and most exciting players. That by itself makes him fun to watch even from afar. But he’s also integral to the success of the Ottawa Senators, which means his season-ending injury is obviously a crushing blow.
That should almost go without saying, but we feel the need to say it anyway. The Senators were one of the league’s most pleasant surprises last season. Many had the Sens pegged for a last-place finish in the Northeast Division.
They outperformed those expectations by just a little bit. Ottawa enjoyed a 92-point season, finishing in second place in the divsion in Boston and allowed them to sneak into the playoffs as the eighth seed. That was the end of the road for Paul MacLean‘s bunch, but not after taking the top-seeded Rangers to seven games in the first round.
Karlsson was arguably the biggest reason for that surprising success. The 22-year-old Swede turned in one of the finest offensive seasons for a defenseman...
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Ottawa Senators defenseman Erk Karlsson had his Achilles' tendon cut by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke. Did Cooke injure him intentionally?
Devastating news for the Ottawa Senators as Erik Karlsson was lost indefinitely after Matt Cooke’s skate lacerated his Achilles tendon in what is probably one of the more painful injuries in all of sports. The injury came in the second period between the Senators and Penguins as both Karlsson and Cooke were heading over to [...]
One night after Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson was found guilty of submitting a “Dive of the Year” candidate, he suffered what looks to be a pretty serious injury. Karlsson and Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke battled for the puck in the corner when, as the video shows, Cooke seemed to bring his skate down hard on the back of Karlsson’s left ankle.
Karlsson immediately fell...
Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke has always had a reputation for being a dirty player. Once again, he finds himself at the center of a controversial play that has resulted in serious injury for an opponent.
During a win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night, Cooke threw what appeared to be a clean hit on Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson, but the replay revealed that it was more...
Late on this but the following is a transcript of Bryan Murray's press conference to update the media on Erik Karlsson's status. Credit should be given to Murray for staying composed and keeping it together. He's essentially the antithesis of Eugene Melnyk.
As always, my thoughts will be in bold.
“First of all an update on Erik – he had surgery...
Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson had his 2012-2013 season cut short, literally, in Ottawa’s 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Karlsson took a skate to the back of his left foot from Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke and the blade of the skate tore Karlsson’s Achilles’ tendon. Karlsson tried to skate off but couldn’t make it far and had to be helped from the ice with a couple...
Matt Cooke has tried to change the way he plays the game after a handful of dirty hits earned him the label as one of the game’s dirtiest players. But as we found out Wednesday night, the rest of the league doesn’t necessarily see him as a reformed man.
Cooke is in the news again, this time for his role in ending Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson‘s season Wednesday night. Cooke’s...
Don Brennan thinks nobody outside of Ottawa is going to want to watch the Senators now that Erik Karlsson is injured:
Yes, not only did Cooke hurt the Senators, he hurt the Islanders, Tampa, Florida. He kicked a dent in the entire NHL. How much revenue did his actions cost the Panthers for their game at the BB&T Center in Sunrise April 7, against a Karlsson-less Senators...
Matt Cooke reached out to Erik Karlsson and apologized for the freak, disturbing injury that likely ended the young defenseman's season. As seen in a report by the Winnipeg Sun, Cooke texted Karlsson but wasn't sure if the young star would respond to his apology.
Cooke's apology comes a day after Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk stated he didn't believe...
Last night Matt Cooke made yet another controversial hit to an NHL star. This time his target was well below the head. While driving Erik Karlsson into the boards his skate caught the back of Karlsson's leg and ended Karlsson's and the Senator's season.
Ouch. That's painful. Karlsson needs surgery. Who knows when he'lla ctually be back. It really...
Tonight’s NHL action was focused mainly on the Pittsburgh-Ottawa game. Some NHL GIFs:
Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators fell victim to what appears to be an unintentional injury from the skate of the Penguins’ Matt Cooke. It was later revealed that Karlsson suffered a lacerated achilles tendon that will require surgery to repair and his length of recovery is indefinite.
By now you've undoubtedly seen the footage of Senators star defenseman Erik Karlsson suffering a terrifying laceration to his left Achillies tendon. If not, well, that's what we're here for:
He suffered the injury battling for puck possession along the boards with Pittsburgh forward Matt Cooke. Yes, that Matt Cooke, former bad boy extraordinaire and bane of the NHL...
The past week was a very eventful week of hockey. Here's what you missed.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rick Nash made one of the best passes I have ever seen against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. With the Rangers down by a goal, Nash deked around a Bruins defenseman, fell...