Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 Months

Johansson scored the game-winning goal in Washington's 6-2 effort over visiting New Jersey.

It was Johansson's second goal of the season and his second in consecutive games. Head coach Barry Trotz urged Johansson to shoot the puck more this season, and the former 24th overall pick in 2009 has heeded the new coach's message. Though he's not playing on the top line this season as he was last year, he seems to be forming good chemistry with rookie center Andre Burakovsky on the team's second unit and is getting work with the first power-play unit with the aforementioned Ovechkin and Backstrom. While he's playing well, Johansson may be worth a look in deeper leagues at this point.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 2 Months

Johansson finished with three shot attempts and his first goal of the season in Tuesday's loss to the Sharks.

Johansson was one of the three Capitals to find the net during a four-and-a-half minute stretch of the second period. The 24-year-old was pushed out to left wing in training camp after coach Barry Trotz settled on Andre Burakovsky as his second-line center, but Johansson's output doesn't figure to diminish significantly with the transition.

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Coach Barry Trotz said Johansson would move from center to wing this season, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

It appears Trotz has settled on talented rookie Evgeny Kuznetsov as his second-line center, resulting in the position change for Johansson, who lost out on the job battle.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 3 Months

Capitals head coach Barry Trotz indicated Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov are going "head to head" for the second-line center position during a press conference prior to Monday night's preseason game against the Flyers.

Johansson spent most of last season alongside Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom on the team's top line, but the new regime seems to think Johansson could contend for the second-line center job. It's worth noting that Johansson has been handed that role before and failed to generate the kind of production needed to keep the job. Keep an eye on this battle through training camp, as Johansson needs to be on a scoring line to have much fantasy impact.

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Marcus Johansson won't play Sunday because of an "upper-body injury."

He left Friday's contest against Chicago during the second period after he was hit on the left hand with a shot from Nicklas Backstrom on a Capitals' power play. Johansson wasn't able to return. His season ends with him registering eight goals and 44 points in 80 matches.

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Marcus Johansson has to go to Sweden to resolve a passport issue.

Johansson is still expected to be in the Washington lineup on Thursday but leaving Sochi to go back home to Sweden will not help his jet lag recovery in time for the first game back. Johansson has seven goals and 36 points this season and was a replacement on the Swedish silver medal winning team for the injured Henrik Sedin.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

Marcus Johansson has been inserted into Sweden's lineup.

Johansson was a healthy scratch against the Czech Republic, but the team was forced to make some adjustments after Henrik Zetterberg was knocked out of the tournament with a herniated disc. Johansson will play alongside Daniel Alfredsson and Gustav Nyquist.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

Marcus Johansson will be a healthy scratch for Sweden's Olympic opener.

Johansson was added to the Sweden's roster as an injury replacement for Henrik Sedin.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 11 Months

Washington forward Marcus Johansson, selected to replace the injured Henrik Sedin on Sweden's Olympic roster, has had a less than spectacular fourth season with the Capitals.

He has seven goals and 29 assists, putting him on pace for 10 goals and a career-high 41 assists and 51 points. He admitted his disappointment at being passed over when the Swedish Olympic team announced its roster last month. The Swedes are considered among the favorites to medal in the Olympic tournament, which begins on Wednesday and concludes on Feb. 23. Caps coach Adam Oates said he hopes Johansson walks away from the Games with wisdom passed down from veteran players like Daniel Sedin, Henrik Zetterberg and Henrik Lundqvist. "Obviously, it's a great experience for him, a huge honor," Oates said. "You hope that for a young guy like him this will take him to another level as a player, to realize he was really close, he was on the bubble, and he gets a chance to go to the Olympics. It shows how the hockey world regards you." Oates said he hopes Johansson's Olympic experience transcends into a more prolific player for the Caps in the final 23 games of the season.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 11 Months

Marcus Johansson has been selected to replace Henrik Sedin on Sweden's Olympic roster.

Sedin will miss the Winter Games to recover from a ribs injury. That's a big blow to Sweden as they compete for the gold, but it will also add to what's been a great campaign for Johansson. Building on his solid 2013 campaign, Johansson has seven goals and 36 points in 58 games with the Washington Capitals this season.