The Washington Capitals placed defenseman John Carlson in the COVID-19 protocol prior to Sunday's game against the visiting Vancouver Canucks.
Carlson had yet to miss a game this season.
Also Sunday, the Capitals activated defenseman Dmitry Orlov and forward Carl Hagelin from the health and safety protocol. Both sat out the Capitals' last two games.
Carlson, 32, has 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) in 38 games this season. He has 554 points (123 goals, 431 assists) in 847 career games since being selected by the Capitals with the 27th overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft.
Orlov, 30, has recorded 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) in 36 games this season. He has 219 points (49 goals, 170 assists) in 603 career games since being selected by Washington in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft.
Hagelin, 33, has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 36 games this season. He has 289 points (109 goals, 180 assists) in 696 career games with the New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings and Capitals.
--Field Level Media