Senators' Erik Karlsson to make season debut on Tuesday

Ottawa Senators' defenseman Erik Karlsson will make his 2017 debut on Tuesday against the Vancouver Canucks.

What It Means:

Karlsson has missed the first five games of the season after having surgery on his foot in June. "It's going to be good," Karlsson said. "I had the appropriate amount of time to get ready to play again. It's exciting. I'm going to be a little bit rusty, probably, but it's better to get back into things as early as possible. Hopefully we'll get better as we move on."

Our models project Karlsson to score 16 goals, record 54 assists and finish with 278.25 FanDuel points this year.