Erik Karlsson

Breaking NHL news: Karlsson to make season debut

Breaking NHL news: Erik Karlsson will see make his season debut tonight as the Ottawa Senators face the Vancouver Canucks.

The 27-year-old defenseman missed the first five games of the season as he was recovering from surgery. That June surgery was to repair torn tendons in his left foot.

Karlsson finished third among defensemen last season with 71 points (17 goals, 54 assists). The captain has led his team in scoring in each of the past four seasons – a rare feat for a defeseman.

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