Marcus Johansson Spoke With Friend Nicklas Backstrom Prior To Boarding His Flight To D.C. On Monday: “It Will Be Really Fun To Be Teammates Again”

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Marcus Johansen received the news that he was traded back to the Washington Capitals early Monday morning in Seattle. He spent the remainder of his suddenly hectic morning tending to a lengthy list of details before jumping a flight to D.C. later in the day. 

“It’s going to be a hell of a lot of fun. Feels a bit like coming home actually, was there for quite some time and it has always been special to go back there,” Marcus told SportExpressen.

Johansson also spoke with good friend Nicklas Backstrom prior to boarding his flight to D.C. on Monday.

“Yes, I’ve talked to him. It will be really fun to be teammates again. It does not feel like it was that long since we played together, but it is a few years ago now.”

Backstrom is also excited to be reunited with his fellow countryman. “I’m excited. I’m excited to see [Marcus Johansson] back here and hopefully we’ll have a good run together,” Backstrom said on Monday.

“It’s great, since the last time I think he’s developed a lot as a player. I talk to him often, a good friend of mine, and I think it’ll be fun to have him back, it’s good for us as a team. I’m excited to see him back here and hopefully we’ll have a good run together”.

Johansson is expected to be in the ice for morning skate at MedStar on Tuesday and be available for Tuesday night’s game against the Blues.

By Jon Sorensen

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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3 Responses to Marcus Johansson Spoke With Friend Nicklas Backstrom Prior To Boarding His Flight To D.C. On Monday: “It Will Be Really Fun To Be Teammates Again”

  1. Marky says:

    I’m looking forward to tonight’s game to see how he is used. I can see him actually being a winger with Backstrom and Mantha tonight as long as Oshie is out. Also hope he gets a little power play time too.

  2. Lesliej427 says:

    But why have I seen him listed as on First Line tonite??

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