Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 weeks ago

Johansson recorded an assist on Alex Ovechkin's goal in the Capitals' Game 7 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night.

Right-wing duties on the Capitals' top line next to Ovechkin and Niklas Backstrom have fallen to Joel Ward for much of the postseason, but Johansson received a trial there in Game 7 and was able to capitalize. It still seems rather unlikely that he'll open the 2015-16 season with a top-line role in tow, though Johansson should at least be a factor in the conversation after delivering career-best marks across the board during the past regular season. He finished with 20 goals, 27 assists, and a plus-6 rating while playing in all 82 games for the first time.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 1 month ago

Johansson notched a pair of assists, a plus-2 rating and four hits in Thursday's Game 5 victory over the Islanders.

The points are his first of the series since a Game 1 goal. Johansson looks to be well over the lower-body injury that forced him to leave practice earlier this week.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 1 month ago

Head coach Barry Trotz said Johansson (upper body) is "good to go" and should be in the lineup for Game 4 on Tuesday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

Johansson exited Monday's practice after he exacerbated a skate-related injury suffered during Sunday's 2-1 overtime loss in Game 3, but is expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 1 month ago

Johansson (upper body) exited practice on Monday, and is questionable for Game 4, Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington reports.

Johansson was nicked by an errant skate blade during Sunday's Gem 3, and his exit from Monday's practice was related to that pre-existing injury. Already without the services of Eric Fehr (upper body), the Capitals can ill afford to lose another forward, particularly the versatile Johansson who logs lots of minutes on their vaunted power play.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 months ago

Johansson scored his team's lone goal in Wednesday's 4-1 loss to the Islanders.

Johansson was able to tie the game at one late in the first period, but that turned out to be all the offense the Caps would be able to muster. He finished the regular season with 20 goals and 27 assists in 82 games, and should be a productive fantasy player as long as the Caps remain in the playoffs.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 months ago

Johansson racked up a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-0 win over the Bruins.

The winger now has 20 goals and 27 assists in 81 games on the season, putting him at a new high in points with 47 this year. He also has four points in his last four games, and could be an underrated fantasy asset come playoff time.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 months ago

Johansson tallied an assist during Washington's 5-4 OT win against Montreal.

Johansson assisted on the first of Joel Ward's two goals, and is on a bit of a tear of late with a goal and four assists in his last five games. With fellow countryman Nicklas Backstrom as the playmaker for Johansson and Troy Brouwer on the second line, the 23-year-old Swede should close out the 2014-2015 regular season on a high note, and is worth adding if available.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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.