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Capitals Claim Johnson

by Staff Writer / Toronto Maple Leafs

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Washington Capitals claimed veteran winger Craig Johnson off waivers from Toronto Friday.

Johnson has split 49 games this season between Anaheim and Toronto, scoring two goals and three assists.

The 31-year-old Johnson is a rare acquisition for the salary-dumping Capitals who have recently traded forwards Jaromir Jagr, Peter Bondra, Robert Lang, Michael Nylander and defenseman Sergei Gonchar.

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