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Marcus Johansson registered two assists on Thursday.

That ended Johansson's five-game point drought. He has five goals and 22 assists in 41 contests this season.

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Marcus Johansson returned to action on Monday December 23.

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Marcus Johansson suffered a lower body injury in the second period Friday and did not return.

The Capitals will likely release more information on the severity of the injury after morning practice Saturday. Johansson managed to score a power play goal before the injury and now has five goals and 25 points in 35 games with a minus-nine rating. Consider him day-to-day for now.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 9 Months

Marcus Johansson had an assist in Washington's 5-2 defeat on Tuesday.

That extends Johansson's point streak to four games. He's quietly been putting together a respectable season with four goals and 24 points in 34 contests.

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Marcus Johansson moved back to the top line in the third period Friday.

Johansson replaced Martin Erat alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom and set up Ovechkin in the third stanza to cut the Red Wings lead to one. Johansson has two goals and 17 points in 20 games this season and should be started in all but the shallowest fantasy leagues.

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Marcus Johansson scored a goal and added an assist for the Capitals in a 3-2 shootout win over Minnesota Thursday.

Johansson is coming into his own this season with 14 points in 16 contests, though playing on a line with Alexa Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom is also a contributing factor. Ovechkin was the other goal scorer for Washington on this night.

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Marcus Johansson was shifted to center when Alex Ovechkin was injured and he's expected to stay there for the time being.

He'll play between Brooks Laich and Troy Brouwer again in Thursday's game versus Minnesota. "I think I've always been more of a passer than a scorer, but I just think you take it as it comes. As a center, I think you do pass a little more," Johansson said. "I think there's a little more responsibility [at center]. It's a little different defensively, I think. So there's some adjustments you have to make. Last game was better than the first two games, so it just takes a little time." He has a goal and 11 assists in 15 games this campaign.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

Washington winger Marcus Johansson, who recorded two points for a second straight game in a win over Edmonton Thursday, left practice early Friday.

Johansson was "just a little sore from (Thursday) night and a little stiff this morning. Tried to loosen it up and it was still bugging him a little bit so we said get off," Washington coach Adam Oates explained, adding that he doesn't expect the forward to miss the game in Calgary.

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Marcus Johansson will indeed start the season on the Capitals' top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom.

"He's got a great opportunity to start with two great hockey players," Washington coach Adam Oates said. "It's a good situation, where the coaches like him, the GM likes him and he's got an opportunity in the next couple years to prove he can be a dominant player in this league and then you get rewarded if you succeed." Just 22, Johansson could be a sneaky good grab in fantasy leagues.

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The Capitals have re-signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million deal.

The 22-year-old, who registered 22 points in 34 games in 2012-13, was regarded as a disappointment as so much more was expected of him last year. It remains to be seen what type of role Johansson will have on the 2013-14 Caps. If he plays on one of the top two lines and gets ample power-play ice time, he still could realize his vast potential. For now, take a wait and see approach with the Swedish forward.