Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 days ago

Johansson grabbed two assists in Washington's 4-3 loss to the Predators on Satuday.

The assists give the 23-year-old Swede three points in his last two games. Now on the team's second line with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Troy Brouwer, the pending restricted free agent will hope to keep the production coming as the Capitals suddenly find themselves in danger of losing a once safe wild card position in the Eastern Conference playoff race. They will be in action again on Sunday.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 4 days ago

Johansson had an assist on Karl Alzner's goal during Washington's 3-2 OT win over New Jersey on Thursday.

Johansson has just a goal and two assists in his last eight games despite getting prominent ice time at even strength and on the power play. Nevertheless, the 25-year-old forward gets enough playing time with skilled teammates like Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom where he still has some sleeper value in the final weeks of the season.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 weeks ago

Johansson spent Wednesday's practice on a line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Yes, the "right wing by committee" approach continues in the nation's capitol. Johansson will get another crack with the Art Ross candidates, but with Tom Wilson on the active roster, Andre Burakovsky a recall away, and Jay Beagle (upper-body) nearing a return, it's impossible to forecast who (if anyone) will stick on the right side of the top line for more than a game or so. Still, as always, Johansson's current place on that line gives him more than enough value to warrant adding to your lineup if you have the patience to withstand the constant shuffling of that portion of the depth chart.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 weeks ago

Johansson netted his 17th goal of the season in Washington's 6-1 victory over Buffalo on Saturday.

Adding to his career year in terms of goal scoring, Johansson has been making the most of a recent promotion to the top line, as he has three goals in his last four games after scoring just four goals through the first two months of 2015. If he can fend off challengers to the coveted right wing spot alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, and end Washington's "Right Wing By Committee" approach in recent weeks, he has some terrific late-season fantasy potential, especially if he earns triple-eligibility as a RW, as he's already dual-eligible in many formats.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 1 month ago

Johansson picked up a power-play goal in Sunday's 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs.

After being stuck at 14 for six games, Johansson broke his old career-best mark with his 15th goal of the season. The 24-year-old has been ticking along at a fairly consistent pace, and needs just 10 points in the team's last 18 games to match his 46-point total from three seasons ago.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 1 month ago

Johansson picked up a pair of power-play assists Thursday in a 5-1 win over the Jets.He came along for the ride on this offensive outburst, notching secondary helpers on goals by John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom. Though he's had a productive campaign, having notched a respectable 35 points, Johansson hadn't had a multi-point game since way back on Jan. 7. He's also largely avoided lengthy slumps, so there's a bit of a tradeoff there.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 months ago

Johansson took line rushes with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom during Tuesday's morning skate, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Johansson has been playing predominantly on the Capitals' second line alongside Troy Brouwer, and alternating between centers Andre Burakovsky and Evgeny Kuznetsov for the most part, so the shift is definitely a promotion of sorts as head coach Barry Trotz looks to shake up the lineup following almost three weeks of underwhelming performance by the Capitals. With just three goals in his last 14 games, the Capitals are hoping the change of scenery will jumpstart Johansson, who enjoyed a 44 point campaign playing alongside Ovechkin and Backstrom for the balance of the 2013-2014 season. His short term value certainly gets a boost with the new assignment, and like the other seven wingers who have played with Ovechkin and Backstrom this season, has legitimate fantasy value as long as he's on the top line.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 months ago

Johansson captured an assist and went plus-2 over his 15:36 of ice time Tuesday versus the Blue Jackets.

Though his shot totals have dwindled from the number of attempts he was putting up earlier this season, Johansson has been able to deliver a productive January. Over 11 games this month, he's provided three goals and four assists, bringing him point total up to 28 for the season. He remains on track to surpass his previous season-best of 46 points, established in 2011-12.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 months ago

Johansson tallied two goals in Wednesday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

The center now has 12 goals and 12 assists through 39 games on the season, including four points in his last five games.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 months ago

Johansson bagged his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Penguins.

The winger is now riding a three-game point streak to salvage what has largely been a quiet month of December. Prior to starting the streak, he had just two points in his previous 10 games, and hadn't found the net since Nov. 29. It looks like he's finally starting to rediscover his offense again.