Centerman Marcus Johansson left The Capitals' win over the coasting Chicago Blackhawks in the second period on Friday night, the result of taking a Nicklas Backstrom drive off of his left hand during a Caps' power play and did not return.
Playing in all but one match thus far in the season, the durable Johansson potted eight goals and laid down 36 dimes for 44 points which, unfortunately for the Caps. rated fourth highest on the team behind Alex Ovechkin, Backstrom and Joel Ward - and that's how his season will end, as Johansson has already been ruled out for Washington's season finale:
Marcus Johansson will miss Sunday’s season finale, Oates said.
— Katie Carrera (@kcarrera) April 12, 2014
Washington's first round pick in the 2009 entry draft, Johansson averaged 18:32 of ice time per game while earning an abysmal minus-twenty one rating. Not as offensively minded as some on the team, the knock on Johansson all season has been his hestiancy to shoot the puck, putting just over a hundred on net for the season.
Johansson's status has not been updated since leaving the game.