Friday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, Marcus Johansson‘s whirlwind season ended sadly when — while standing in front of the Chicago Blackhawks crease — he got hit by a high-rising shot authored by Nicklas Backstrom.
The shot by Backstrom appeared to strike Johansson in the hand or wrist. Johansson dropped his stick and immediately went to the locker room, hinting something was very wrong. The next day, head coach Adam Oates announced Johansson would not play in the season finale Sunday against the Lightning.
Now we know why. After the Caps lost 1-0 (SO) against Tampa, all of the players filed out to say goodbye to the fans and give their jerseys off their backs. CSN captured Johansson with his left wrist in a cast and his arm in a sling, suggesting that he fractured his forearm or wrist.
Here’s hoping Johansson heals up soon and can still play for Team Sweden in the World Championships, which this year will be held in Minsk, Belarus in May.
Photos of Marcus Johansson Giving Away Jersey
Photos by Chris Gordon