Marcus Johansson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Capitals accuse Letang of leaving his feet, hitting Johansson in head

    Pro Hockey Talk "Get this: the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins seem divided on the legality of Kris Letang‘s hit on Marcus Johansson. (Take a moment to gather your thoughts amid this shocking revelation.) You can watch the hit over and over in the video above. This post features some takes on..." May 03

  • Capitals forward Johansson suspended two games "Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey during NHL Game No. 601 in New York on Thursday, Jan. 7, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced..." January 09

  • Capitals' Johansson to have Player Safety hearing "Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday for a hit against defenseman Thomas Hickey of the New York Islanders during a game Thursday at Barclays Center. The following grounds are being considered for supplemental..." January 08

  • Capitals' Alzner, Johansson will play vs. Red Wings

    The Score "Karl Alzner's ironman streak won't be broken. The Washington Capitals defenseman's streak of 401 straight games played, which was in jeopardy with him nursing a lower-body injury, will hit 402 on Tuesday. Along with Alzner, forward Marcus Johansson - who took Monday off - will be in the..." December 08

  • Capitals' Alzner, Johansson banged up

    The Score "Washington Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner and forward Marcus Johansson have Monday off. The club announced that both players won't take part in practice and are considered day to day with what's presumed to be minor injuries. Alzner has two goals and six assists in 25 games, while logging..." December 07

  • Marcus Johansson a game-time decision after ‘a little tweak’

    Washington Post "Washington Capitals left wing Marcus Johansson left the team’s afternoon practice in Winnipeg early, and Coach Barry Trotz said he would be a game-time decision for Saturday’s contest against the Jets. “He had a little tweak last night [against Montreal], and then he said it was just starting..." December 04

  • After arbitration ruling, Marcus Johansson ‘happy to still be here’

    Washington Post "Never before during his five-year career with the Washington Capitals had forward Marcus Johansson experienced the business side of his chosen profession quite like he did this summer. First, from his home in Sweden, Johansson watched several old friends and teammates sign elsewhere, a predictable..." September 06

  • Capitals re-sign Marcus Johansson

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Johansson, 24, registered 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals last season and set career..." August 01

  • Capitals bracing for Johansson's arbitration award

    CSN Washington "Marcus Johansson, his agent Marc Levine and the Capitals’ management staff -- along with a team of attorneys from both sides -- spent much of this morning stating their arbitration cases in Toronto, the results of which will have a lasting impact on the Capitals’ payroll. With Johansson seeking..." July 30

  • Capitals, Johansson $1.75M apart in contract talks ahead of arbitration

    The Score "With an arbitration hearing set for Wednesday, the Washington Capitals and forward Marcus Johansson are believed to be $1.75 million apart in the desired valuation of his next contract. Johansson is seeking $4.75 million, while the club is offering $3 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of..." July 27

  • Johansson, Capitals making no progress in talks "Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals have not made any progress in contract negotiations in advance of a salary arbitration hearing scheduled for July 29. "I think they're status quo from last time," Washington general manager Brian MacLellan said Friday while discussing goalie Braden..." July 25

  • Would Capitals walk away from Johansson?

    CSN Washington "No matter what happens between now and Braden Holtby’s scheduled arbitration hearing on July 23, the 25-year-old goaltender is going to play for the Capitals next season and get paid handsomely (probably between $5.5 million and $6.5 million) to do so. The future of 24-year-old left wing Marcus..." July 15

  • GM Brian MacLellan unconcerned about arbitration for Braden Holtby, Marcus Johansson

    Washington Post "Less than one week ago, goaltender Braden Holtby and forward Marcus Johansson each filed for player-elected arbitration, joining 21 other restricted free agents across the NHL in exercising their right to third-party salary mediation. The Washington Capitals had extended offers to both by last..." July 12

  • Johansson grateful for late call to Olympics

    CSN Washington "Marcus Johansson was in the Capitals locker room Thursday night, relishing a comeback victory over the Winnipeg Jets in which he set up two goals by Troy Brouwer, when he received the news that he would be an injury replacement for Henrik Sedin on the Swedish Olympic hockey team. “It’s a great..." February 08

  • Marcus Johansson replaces Henrik Sedin on Swedish Olympic hockey roster

    NBC Washington "When the Swedish men's Olympic hockey team learned just days before the Olympics that it would be without the services of former NHL MVP Henrik Sedin, it was a tremendously damaging blow to the team's gold medal chances. However, Sedin's rib injury left a void at the center position on the..." February 08

  • Marcus Johansson a natural fit with Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom

    Washington Post "Marcus Johansson appears to have reclaimed his spot on the Washington Capitals top line. Coach Adam Oates put the fleet-footed forward there in the third period Friday night, a decision that paid immediate dividends when Alex Ovechkin scored on his first shift, and Johansson was working the..." November 17

  • Oates: Johansson will begin season on top line

    CSN Washington "Like most Caps fans Adam Oates has been rolling forward lines through his head all summer long. On Saturday he made a few things clear. Barring injury newly re-signed Marcus Johansson will begin the season as a top-line left wing with center Nicklas Backstrom and right wing Alex..." September 08

  • Caps re-sign Johansson to 2-year deal

    CSN Washington "You can put those trade rumors to rest. The Capitals have re-signed center Marcus Johansson to a two-year $4 million contract general manager George McPhee announced today. Johansson will earn $1.825 million this season and $2.175 million in 2014-15 for a cap hit of $2 million. Johansson..." September 07

  • Caps, Johansson renew contract talks

    CSN Washington "Restricted free agent Marcus Johansson is expected to continue contract negotiations on Monday in hopes of finalizing an extension. After being sidelined by a concussion early last season, Johansson played well on a top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, finishing with six goals and..." July 14

  • Johansson returns a different player

    CSN Washington "Sudden thoughts and second thoughts as the Capitals sort through Sunday’s 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers: Finding his MoJo: Marcus Johansson returned to the lineup after missing 12 straight games with an apparent concussion. Johansson centered a third line with Joel Ward and Jason Chimera and..." March 11

  • Marcus Johansson returns to Caps' lineup; John Erskine out

    Washington Times "Marcus Johansson is back in the Washington Capitals’ lineup Sunday against the New York Rangers after missing 12 games with a concussion. Defenseman John Erskine is out with an apparently left hand or wrist injury. Johansson last played Feb. 7 at the Pittsburgh Penguins, though he wouldn’t..." March 10

  • Marcus Johansson misses Capitals practice

    Washington Post "Marcus Johansson was not on the ice for practice in Arlington Monday morning just two days after sitting out as a healthy scratch for the Capitals’ game against the Florida Panthers. According to the team, Johansson is day-to-day with an upper-body injury, but it’s unclear when the forward..." February 11

  • Marcus Johansson misses practice, won’t travel with Caps to Florida

    Washington Post "Marcus Johansson did not take part in Capitals practice because of an upper-body injury and will not travel with the team to Florida Monday afternoon, Coach Adam Oates said. Oates criticized the 22-year-old Swede’s play Saturday, the same day that Johansson was considered a healthy scratch for..." February 11

  • Johansson scratched against Panthers, Perreault and Erskine back in

    Washington Post "After playing the past two games among the top six forwards, it appears Marcus Johansson will be a healthy scratch tonight when the Capitals host the Florida Panthers at Verizon Center. Johansson, who recorded his first goal of the season on Feb. 5 against Toronto, has been inconsistent this..." February 09