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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 9 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 9 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.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

Marcus Johansson scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday.

It was a power play effort as he now has 28 points in 42 games. Johansson will worth a pickup in most pools as he usually plays alongside Alex Ovechkin.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

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.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

Marcus Johansson returned to action on Monday December 23.

Marcus Johansson C WAS 10 Months

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.

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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.