Marcus Johansson C WSH 4 weeks ago

Johansson filed for salary arbitration on Sunday, and will have his hearing heard during the arbitration period from July 20th to August 4th, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

If the case goes before the arbiter, Johansson will take a contract extension with a maximum of two years. While the filing is indicative of disagreement between Johansson's camp and the Capitals about a new contract, there is still a very good chance the two sides will get a deal done before the case is heard. A fixture in the Capitals top-six last season, Johansson has a career-high of 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games. The arrival of T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams may complicate Johansson's deployment in next season's lineup, but general manager Brian MacLellan has made it clear he wants to keep Johansson with the team beyond next season. Keep an eye on the situation as it unfolds.

Marcus Johansson C WSH 1 month ago

The Capitals extended a qualifying offer to Johansson on Friday, Alex Prewitt of The Washington Post reports.

In doing so, the Capitals will retain Johansson's rights while they continue to negotiate a contract extension for the 24-year-old restricted free agent, who finished last season with 20 goals and 47 points in 82 games playing mostly on the team's second line.

Marcus Johansson C WSH 3 months 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 WSH 3 months 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 WSH 3 months 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 WSH 3 months 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 WSH 3 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 WSH 4 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 WSH 4 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 WSH 4 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.