ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Washington Capitals have made another deal for a forward at the 2022 NHL Trade Deadline, acquiring Johan Larsson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2023 third-round pick, per TSN’s Chris Johnston.
Arizona is also retaining 50 percent of Larsson’s salary.
Larsson last played on Jan. 25 and underwent sports hernia surgery on Feb. 3. It is unclear when he will be ready to go, but he will be a great fit on the team’s bottom-6. In 29 games this season, Larsson has six goals and nine assists, along with 53 hits.
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The Swede is a strong two-way presence and a versatile forward who can play pivot or wing. He will likely help fill in on the fourth line with Nic Dowd and Garnet Hathaway. He is also a physical player and can generate speed, and he’s also very good in his own end.
This is the Capitals’ second trade for a forward of the day. On Monday morning, Washington acquired Marcus Johansson in exchange for Daniel Sprong and two picks.