Ottawa Senators player Erik Karlsson is out of action for a bit now after a skate cut his Achilles during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night. Bloomberg shared the details on Feb. 14 of the injury that will have the Norris Trophy winner out indefinitely.
Karlsson and Penguins player Matt Cooke got tangled up at one point during the second period in Wednesday's game, and that's when Cooke's skate cut the Achilles tendon of Karlsson. There was no penalty called on the play. This is a big blow for the Ottawa Senators, as Karlsson is a leading scorer this season and has had significant playing time in every game thus far.
Erik Karlsson, who hails from Sweden, had to be assisted off the ice after the injury. Cooke checked him into the boards, and that's when his left foot came off the ice and connected with Karlsson's left leg. The team hasn't said how long Karlsson will be off the ice, but of course a lacerated Achilles tendon will take some serious time for recovery. WMUR notes that Karlsson will need surgery on the tendon after the skate cut his Achilles, and fans will need to stay tuned for updates on when he may return.