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Back pains sideline Caps’ Johansson in Sweden


Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson hasn’t been playing for Karlskoga in Sweden’s second division for long - he signed there on Oct. 30 - but he’s already dealing with injury issues.

Johansson will be out indefinitely with back pains, according to Elite Prospects’ Matias Strozyk.

The Capitals organization hasn’t had the best experiences with their players going overseas lately. They’ve dealt with this injury, Alex Ovechkin threatening to stay in the KHL and the lengthy pursuit to bring prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov to the NHL.

Johansson had one goal in his two games with Karlskoga after putting together a promising sophomore season (14 goals, 46 points) with Washington in 2011-12.