Caps defenceman Carl Alzner sits out Game 3 against Leafs with upper-body injury

Caps' Alzner sits out with upper-body injury

TORONTO — Capitals defenceman Karl Alzner missed Game 3 of Washington’s first-round playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs due to an upper-body injury.

The 28-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., was a game-time decision after missing Monday’s morning skate.

The Caps said Alzner was day-to-day. Nate Schmidt took his place and was expected to line up with John Carlson.

Alzner rarely sits out. He has played 540 consecutive regular-season games since Oct. 8, 2010, the fifth-longest active streak in the NHL, and 59 straight playoff games.

The Leafs-Caps series was tied at one game apiece going into Monday’s contest. Game 4 is Wednesday in Toronto.

 

 

The Canadian Press