NHL teams inquiring about Capitals’ Marcus Johansson

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As reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman Saturday, NHL teams are apparently calling the Washington Capitals about forward Marcus Johansson.

Friedman added that the Capitals are said to be waiting to assess whether or not Andre Burakovsky can reach an elite level to produce as a top-six forward before they consider trading Johansson.

Johansson is playing in his sixth NHL campaign and has 371 games under his belt, having scored 66 goals and 201 points. He has 15 points in 26 games in 2015-16.

This is Burakovsky’s second NHL season after scoring 22 points in 53 games in 2014-15. He is averaging just 12:41 of ice time this year while Johansson is playing five minutes more per game.

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