Earlier Monday, it was reported that the Capitals have been among the many groups exhibiting curiosity in winger Marcus Johansson. They’ve certainly landed the veteran in a commerce with Seattle, experiences TSN’s Chris Johnston. Particulars of the return haven’t but been disclosed.
The 31-year-old isn’t any stranger to Washington, having spent the primary seven years of his profession there after he was their first-round choose (24th total) in 2009. Nonetheless, whereas he was a key secondary scorer throughout his stint with the Caps, Johansson has definitely bounced round since then and hasn’t been capable of produce with any degree of consistency.
After enjoying with 5 groups over the previous three seasons, Johansson inked a one-year, $1.5M cope with the Kraken again in August with the hopes that he’d be a secondary producer for the staff. That hasn’t occurred, nevertheless, as he has simply six targets in 51 video games. He has chipped in with 17 assists which put him in a tie for seventh in staff scoring. He has averaged 16:35 per sport this season and it’s fairly unlikely he’ll play wherever near that in his second stint with the Capitals, as he’ll be bottom-six ahead depth for them.
Per CapFriendly, Washington has simply over $63Ok in cap area so there’ll have to be some roster strikes made to suit Johansson’s wage in, assuming there isn’t any retention from Seattle. Brett Leason, Connor McMichael, and Martin Fehervary are the one waiver-exempt gamers on the staff whereas Axel Jonsson Fjallby hasn’t been up lengthy sufficient to want to undergo waivers once more. Any two of these (presumably Leason and Jonsson Fjallby) happening would release the cap room to make this transfer.