Marcus Johansson at a Karlskoga gas station

“Uhhh, can somebody pick me up?” (Photo credit: VF-Sport)

After sixteen straight hours of negotiations, the NHL and NHLPA agreed to the framework of a new CBA at 5:45AM Sunday morning, effectively ending the lockout. Across the globe in Sweden, Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson, who had been playing for BIK Karlskoga of the second-tier HockeyAllsvenskan league, was on the bus heading towards Skåne for his team’s game against Malmö on Monday.

As Johansson and the team received word the lockout was over, the bus immediately pulled over at a Karlskoga gas station and dropped Johansson off. “It all happened very quickly,” cracked Johansson to the Swedish website VF-Sport (Värmlands Folkblad) an hour later.

Below, the jump, Jacob Ware (@JacobWare95) translates Johan Eriksson’s full conversation with Mojo, as the Capital travels home to Karlstad.

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Marcus Johansson Scores First Allsvenskan League Goal

D’aww. Look how proud he is. (Photo credit:

Last Tuesday, Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson signed a lockout contract with BIK Karlskoga of the Swedish Allsvenskan League, where the team would only pay his $5,000 monthly insurance fee. Keeping in a tradition that seems to ring true for all Capitals players playing overseas (plus Brads and Biznasty), Johansson is paying instant dividends for his new club, registering his first Allsvenskan League goal in BIK Karlskoga’s 4-2 win over Mora Saturday.

Video is below the jump.

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On Tuesday, Marcus Johansson became the sixth Washington Capital to sign in Europe, agreeing to a short-term contract with BIK Karlskoga of the Swedish Allsvenskan League. Johansson is pretty much playing for free, as Karlskoga is paying his insurance, which is $5,000 a month.

On Thursday, Mojo suited up and made his debut, skating on Karlskoga’s second line as their right-winger. Wearing familiar #90, Johansson finished without points and a minus-1 in Karlskoga’s 3-1 loss to Södertälje.

Meanwhile, Johansson’s new teammate, Martin Thelander, posted a video on Viasat’s Facebook page documenting a typical gameday for him. Johansson is included in the clip, interviewed by Thelander, who interviews Mojo with a banana.

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