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Marcus Johansson Still Without A Contract

from Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington,

Another week is about to slip away without the 22-year-old Swede under contract.

Johansson is coming off a three-year entry level contract that paid him $900,000. He is believed to be seeking an extension in excess of the two-year, $4.5 million contract Carl Hagelin signed this summer with the Rangers.

After signing Mikhail Grabovski to a one-year, $3 million contract on Friday, the Caps now have 21 players under contract and sit just $2.665 million below the NHL salary cap.

Which means …

Johansson will either settle for a contract in the $2.5 million range or the Caps will need to move either him or someone else’s salary to make room for him....

Johansson is coming off a productive – albeit brief – season last year, benefitting from top linemates Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom to record six goals and 16 assists in 34 games.


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