Washington Capitals Marcus Johansson to replace Vancouver's Henrik Sedin at Sochi

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Washington Capitals Marcus Johansson will now fly to Sochi to represent Sweden in the Winter Olympics as replacement for the injured Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin.

Sedin announced on Thursday that he would not be participating in Russia due to a lingering rib injury.

The announcement that came on Friday means that Johansson will now be the fifth Capitals player to take part in the games.

Johansson - who has 29 assists and seven goals in 58 games for Washington this season will now be going to his first ever Olympics.

He has represented Sweden at the World Junior Championships in both 2009 and 2010 where he was the team captain.

His Junior World Championships record is pretty impressive having scored three goals and five assists in just 11 games.

He will now join Sweden and Washington team-mate Nicklas Backstrom in Sochi while John Carlson (US) Martin Erat (Czech Republic) and Alex Ovechkin (Russia) are the other Capitals representatives.

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