Brad Marchand and Marcus Johansson have a well-documented story, but it's all under water now.
You will recall that Marchand was suspended five games last season for nudging Johnansson, then a member of the New Jersey Devils. So, when the news was announced on Monday that the Boston Bruins acquired Johansson under a New Jersey futures contract, it was fair to wonder if the two could coexist. Johansson, of course, sharply criticized Marchand after the coup.
Well, the new teammates got off to a good start. After Tuesday's training session, Johansson revealed that Marchand had called him shortly after the end of the deal.
"He called me yesterday and we talked a little bit, he apologized," Johansson said. "… I think it was a great gesture on his part. … I've heard good things about (Marchand), that he's a great guy, a great teammate. "
Johansson makes his Bruins debut Tuesday night when Boston hosts the San Jose Sharks. The 28-year-old Swedish winger will play the right wing in second row alongside David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk.
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