Marcus Johansson

Marcus Johansson

Buffalo Sabres

Marcus Johansson has agreed to a two-year, $9 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres. (Source: David Amber on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 28-year-old Johansson has only managed to play in 87 games over the past two seasons combined due to concussion issues. But after being acquired by the Boston Bruins from New Jersey at last season's trade deadline, he proved he still had the ability to produce in a middle-six role, putting up 11 points in the playoffs on a run to the finals. Johansson produced 58 points in his last full season back in 2016-17, but the 40 point mark is probably a more reasonable expectation for Johansson if he can maintain his health with the Sabres.

 

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Marcus Johansson joined in on the Bruins scoring frenzy with a goal and assist during Game 3 Saturday evening.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson had gone four straight games without a point prior to the start of Game 3 Saturday. It is encouraging to see he has some life in his offensive production for the Bruins. It remains to be seen if he will be able to build upon Game 3's performance in the near future.

 

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Marcus Johannsson assisted on Matt Grzelcyk and Connor Clifton goals during Boston’s 6-2 victory over Carolina in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Johansson has three goals and six assists in 13 playoff games to date.

Fantasy Impact: Meager production coupled with missing a chunk of time due to injury had many previously questioning Boston’s deadline acquisition of Johansson. The trade is now paying handsome dividends during the Bruins’ playoff run though, as the 28-year-old Swede has really started to come alive with four points in his past two games. Johansson will continue to be relied upon for secondary scoring moving forward as Boston looks to make a return to the Stanley Cup Finals.

 

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Marcus Johansson scored a third period goal during Boston’s 5-2 win over Carolina in Game 1 of Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday. He also assisted on a first period goal to open the scoring for the Bruins. Johansson has three goals and four assists to date in the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson was a driving force for Boston in this game. He single-handedly created the first Boston goal, causing a turnover and then finding a streaking Steven Kampfer down the middle. His third period goal tied the game at 2-2 and fueled a dominant period for the Bruins that saw the team ultimately score four times. If he can continue to generate secondary scoring from Boston's third line, the Bruins will be tough to beat.

 

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Marcus Johansson scored a goal Tuesday to give Boston a 2-0 lead late in the first period against Toronto. The tally proved to be the eventual game winner in the team’s 5-1 Game 7 victory.

Fantasy Impact: The goal marked Johansson’s first point of the series. Though the trade deadline acquisition has largely disappointed since coming to Boston, his goal Tuesday proved timely. At a minimum, he appears to be healthy after missing most of March with a lung contusion and two games of this series with an illness.

 

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Marcus Johansson got his 9th assist of the season on Brian Boyle’s goal in the third period of the Devils 2-1 overtime shootout loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

Fantasy Impact: Marcus Johansson is trying to rediscover his form from 2016-2017 with the Capitals when he scored 58 points. He spent most of last season and the start of this season injured. So it may not be until the second half until the Devils see what they expected to get when they acquired Johansson. Johansson has 6 goals and 9 assists through 29 games. Johansson may see a spike in his production while filling in for injured Taylor Hall on the first line with Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri. Johansson is a solid medium to deep fantasy league player.

 

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Marcus Johansson had a two point night in the Devils 6-5 OT loss to the Ducks on Sunday night. Johansson’s first point came on his 6th assist of the season on Damon Severson’s goal in the first period. Johansson got his own goal, his 6th, in the third period.

Fantasy Impact: Marcus Johansson has started to get things going over the past 8 games with 4 goals and 3 assists in that span. Johansson in his second season with Devils is trying to rediscover the magic he had in his last season with the Capitals when he had 58 points. So far on this season Johansson has 6 goals and 6 assists through 26 games. Johansson is on both the second even strength and power play units so he should get good scoring opportunities. Johansson is a good medium to deep league fantasy player.

 

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Johansson put the Devils on the board in the first period but they lost 4-3 in overtime on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: After a long drought, Johansson now has points in four of the last five games, so he is a chancy play in fantasy.

 

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Johansson's third period goal made it 4-3 but that was as close as the Devils came on Friday, losing 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: With nine points in 22 games (-10), Johansson is not a good choice in fantasy.

 

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Johansson was hit by Bruins forward Brad Marchand on Tuesday. (Marchand was given a 5-game suspension.) This was Johansson's second concussion of the season. (Source: Chris Ryan of njadvancemedia.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Devils are pretty banged up right now, so selecting anyone is chancy in fantasy.

 

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Johansson helped Damon Severson in the second period of the Devils' 3-2 defeat by Boston.

Fantasy Impact: The winger was not looking that great for fantasy but has three assist in his last five games.

 

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Johansson helped Kyle Palmieri in the first period as the Devils defeated the Islanders 4-1.

Fantasy Impact: With only five points since his return on Dec. 1, fantasy players should exercise caution with Johansson.

 

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Johansson helped John Moore in the first period and Travis Zajac in the third period of the Devils' 5-2 loss to the Capitals.

Fantasy Impact: With 17:42 time on ice, the most since his return on Dec. 21, Johansson looked sharp and healthy. Fantasy players can give him a look.

 

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Johansson scored on the power play in the second period of the Devils' 4-3 overtime loss on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Although this is only Johansson's second goal in December, he looked healthy and active last night.

 

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Johansson scored in the first period to give the Devils a 2-0 lead but they were defeated 5-3 by the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: Playing 16-17 minutes per game since his return, Johansson is back to full production, and he has two points in the last two games.

 

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Johansson helped Travis Zajac in the first period of the Devils' 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.

Fantasy Impact: This was Johansson's first point since returning on Dec. 1 from a concussion. He had been out a month.

 

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The team is hoping Johansson can take the "next step" in his recovery over the weekend. He has been on injured reserve since Nov. 9. (Source: Andrew Gross on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Last season, Johansson had 58 points in 82 games (+25), so he is much missed. There is no timeline for his return.

 

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Johnansson scored in the third period to tie the game at 4-4 and send it to overtime.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson has five points in seven games and is +1 so far.

 

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Johansson scored twice in the second period as the Devils defeated Buffalo 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson was +25 with Washington last season and is looking to make an impact with his new team.

 

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Johansson scored a goal and had an assist during Washington's 5-3 win versus Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: In his last four games, Johansson has one goal and seven assists. This season in 73 games he has 23 goals and 31 assists with a plus-21 rating.

 

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Capitals LW Marcus Johansson had two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. The assist came on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson had been scoreless since February 11th. Maybe Tuesday's three-point night will get him going again.

 

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Marcus Johansson had a goal and a power-play assist Thursday night versus the Red Wings.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson has a goal and an assist in each of the last three games. He has 38 points through 55 games this season.

 

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Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 5-0 win.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday was Johansson's second game in a row with a goal and an assist. Previously, he had not scored since January 19th.

 

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Marcus Johansson of the Capitals had a great game on Monday night, scoring two goals including a game-winner in a 3-2 win. The first goal was delivered on the power-play.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson is really starting to wake up, with four goals and an assist over the last five games. He had only 13 points in the previous 19 games before Monday's.

 

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Marcus Johansson scored the game-winner in overtime to top the Blackhawks in Friday's 3-2 victory. The goal was Johansson's seventh of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson hadn't scored since the first of November, but is otherwise having a great season with seven goals and five assists through 13 games. He's over a quarter of the way to his 15-16 point total of 46.

 

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Marcus Johansson had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Jets. Johansson had a goal and an assist, three shots on goal and was plus-3.

Fantasy Impact: The young LW is off to a great start this season with six goals and five assist in nine games. He has a point in all but three games.

 

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Johansson signed a three-year, $13.75 million contract with the Washington Capitals to avoid arbitration. (Source: NHL.com)

Fantasy Impact: The 25-year-old forward scored 17 goals, 46 points and a plus-12 rating in 74 games last season.

 

Marcus Johansson took a rebound off the Chicago goalie's glove to score a Power Play goal in the first period, putting the Caps ahead 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: Johansson has 36 points in 53 games played.

 

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Marcus Johansson, who was not at the morning skate, will not play against the Coyotes tonight due to being "under the weather." (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Johansson has 34 points in 50 games.

 

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Marcus Johansson returned from his upper-body injury to score a goal and two assists in the Caps' 5-3 victory over Nashville.

Fantasy Impact: Expect the Caps' third line to be more productive with Johansson back at center.

 

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Coach Barry Trotz said Johansson is doubtful for tomorrow's game against the Florida Panthers. (Source: Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Johansson suffered an upper body injury before the All-Star Game and is "day to day."

 

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