Round 2: Capitals and Marcus Johansson Set for Arbitration This Morning

MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 2: Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens stops a shot by Marcus Johansson #90  of the Washington Capitals in the NHL game at the Bell Centre on April 2, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

(Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images)

The arbitration hearing for Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals is set for 9:00 a.m. this morning in Toronto.  On Monday the Washington Post reported that the Capitals filed an arbitration request against forward Marcus Johansson for a one-year deal worth $3 million.  Marcus Johsansson’s lawyers filed a counter-brief request of $4.75 million.

mojo2The one-year request, like with Holtby, would ensure Johansson re-enters restricted free agency next summer, assuming the two sides can not reach agreement prior to the arbitrators official decision.  The Washington Post also reported that the likelihood of the Capitals walking away from the MoJo table were very slim:

For what it’s worth, several individuals with knowledge of the situation shot down the idea of the Capitals walking away from an arbitration ruling with Johansson, allowable if the award tops $3.8 million, so the threat of him not returning to Washington next season is virtually non-existent, barring some decision outside the bounds of the current asks.

About Jon Sorensen

Jon has been a Caps fan since day one, attending his first game at the Capital Centre in 1974. His interest in the Caps has grown over the decades and included time as a season ticket holder. He has been a journalist covering the team for 10+ years, primarily focusing on analysis, analytics and prospect development.
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