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Marcus Johansson traded to Boston

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MoJo is officially headed to Beantown as a buzzer beater deal.

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The 28-year-old has 12 goals and 15 assists this season so far with the Devils. The former Capitals and Devils player could slide in as a versatile winger, giving Bruce Cassidy more play with the lineup. We’ll update as we hear the pieces going back and any more analysis we can provide.

UPDATE:

Some quick hit thoughts from our staff:

Matt McGuirk: Not sure I see the fit here. Seems like a last minute panic trade once other targets were off the board.

Jake Reiser: Fits a need, and with NJ retaining half his salary, I don’t see too much of a downside as a rental.

Adam Denhard: Glad the B’s can add some secondary scoring without losing a roster player. The prospect tank is OK right now so some picks can be sacrificed.