Minnesota Wild Rumors: Forward Becoming Extension Candidate

At the trade deadline, the Minnesota Wild acquired Marcus Johansson from the Washington Capitals. Although it simply seemed like a depth move for them, the veteran forward has played quite well since his return to Minnesota. As a result, The Athletic's Michael Russo believes that the Wild could aim to sign him to an extension.

Since being traded to the Wild, Johansson has two goals to go along with nine points in 11 games played. He has formed excellent chemistry with young forward Matt Boldy in the process, and that could be the main reason why the Wild would be open to bringing him back. Furthermore, the 32-year-old also would likely not cost too much to bring back either.

When noting that Johansson has over 800 games of NHL experience and can play all three forward positions, it would not be a bad thing for the Wild to keep him around past this season. Alas, we will now need to wait and see if they do just that from here.

In 71 games this season split between the Capitals and Wild, MoJo has 15 goals, 37 points, and a plus-3 rating.

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