Wild reel in Johansson from Capitals
The Minnesota Wild acquired forward Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals for a 2024 third-round pick on Tuesday.
Johansson has 13 goals and 28 points in 60 games this season. The pending unrestricted free agent was traded to the Capitals at last year's deadline by the Seattle Kraken.
The 32-year-old has a cap hit of $1.1 million.
Johansson spent the 2020-21 campaign with the Wild, tallying six goals and 14 points in 36 games. He appeared in three postseason contests with Minnesota as well.
After acting as a third party for salary retention purposes twice in February, Johansson is the first player Minnesota has added in advance of the trade deadline.
General manager Bill Guerin expressed his interest last week in being "very active" prior to the deadline.
Minnesota is third in the Central Division with a 33-21-6 record.
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