Photo: Maddie Meyer
Marcus Johansson left Wednesday’s game after suffering an upper-body injury in the first period.
It’s not apparent exactly what the injury is, but it probably occured when Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds smeared Johansson into the boards halfway into the first period.
After the Caps lost a center-ice draw, Johansson dug the puck out of the defensive zone under pressure by Simmonds. When his breakout pass evaporated, Johansson reversed and skated behind the net. Simmonds pursued and finished a check in the corner.
A few moments later, Johansson appeared to have trouble holding his stick.
The Caps don’t play again until late 2018, so Johansson will have lots of time to heal up. Johansson has 30 points in 43 games
#Caps' Marcus Johansson ended his last shift with 7:47 left in first period. Has not played in the second. Mike Richards centering 3d line.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 28, 2016
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