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Digest: Capitals' Johansson asks for $5.25 million in arbitration; will have hearing Tuesday

Digest: Capitals' Johansson asks for $5.25 million in arbitration; will have hearing Tuesday

Before his scheduled arbitration hearing in Toronto on Tuesday, forward Marcus Johansson submitted an initial request for a $5.25 million-per-year contract, while the Washington Capitals countered with an offer of $3.85 million, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed.

The arbitration hearing will be for a one-year deal, and Johansson will be an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of it. The asking prices were first reported by Sportsnet.

Johansson's agent, J.P. Barry of CAA Sports, said last week that he and the Capitals would likely talk again after the two sides exchanged...