On Sunday night, a large number of NHL stars will board NHLPA chartered flights from Russian to North America. One player who will not be on that flight is Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson.
After winning a silver medal on Sunday, the Swedish-language Expressen reports that Johansson will fly “to Stockholm to fix a passport issue and solve a passport problem” at the embassy. Johansson will do so on Monday afternoon, with the hope of flying back to DC on Tuesday.
Monday is a scheduled off day for the Caps and head coach Adam Oates said to the media Sunday that he’d likely give the Caps Olympians a day off Tuesday as well.
“It’d be good to have them back and tell stories,” Oates said. “If guys want to skate though, maybe we’d give them a blow too.”
Translation by Magnus Cadelin (@DenTadd)