Report: Johansson requesting $4.75 million in arbitration; Caps countering at $3 million

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Marcus Johansson wants $4.75 million. The Washington Capitals are requesting a little less, $3 million.

That’s according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, as Johansson, a restricted free agent, is preparing to have his arbitration hearing on Wednesday.

So far, the two sides have not been able to agree on a new deal. However, these negotiations often go right down to the wire, as was the case with goalie Braden Holtby.

Johansson, a 24-year-old forward, had 20 goals and 47 points, both career highs, last season.