Senators star defenceman Karlsson out with injury after blocking shot

Senators defenceman Karlsson out

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ottawa star defenceman Erik Karlsson missed the Senators’ game Thursday at Minnesota, ending the Norris Trophy candidate’s streak of 324 consecutive games.

Karlsson was hurt after blocking a shot in Ottawa’s game Tuesday at Philadelphia.

The Senators’ captain hadn’t missed a game since Feb 16, 2013.

Karlsson leads the NHL in blocked shots this season and is second among defencemen in scoring with 15 goals and 53 assists in 75 games.

The Canadian Press