Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 days 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 1 week 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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.