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