Ottawa Senator’s Defenseman Erik Karlsson returned to the lineup last night after missing a couple games due to the tragic loss of his son.

Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, were expecting a son in mid-April, however due to pregnancy complications last week the couple sadly lost their son.

Upon returning Karlsson received a standing ovation before the game against the Hurricanes, where Karlsson was clearly emotional.

The Senators however, were not able to get a win, as they fell to Carolina 5-2.

Karlsson was able to record an assist in the loss.

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