- The Washington Times - Saturday, January 4, 2003

Seen and heard last night at MCI Center:
CALLE LEADS Defenseman Calle Johansson skated into rarified space last night when he became the all-time leader in games played for the Capitals. It was his 941st game as a Cap (and 1,059th NHL contest), one more Washington game than the retired Kelly Miller played.
"I'm proud to have been here that long and I'm really fortunate," Johansson said. "It means a lot to my family for me being able to stay here this long, to myself, too. I got to know a lot of people outside hockey."
Johansson, 35, is thought to have at least three or four years ahead of him if he chooses to play that long and if his health holds up. The game is becoming less physical with finesse play becoming more important, which should fit into his style.
CHARITY GAME The U.S. Secret Service will play a beefed-up FBI hockey team today in a charity contest starting at 5 p.m. at the Reston Skatequest. Tickets are $5; the first 300 children with a pair ticket will receive miniature police cruisers. Proceeds from the game will benefit the Linda Franklin Fund, created in memory of the FBI employee who was a victim of the sniper attacks.
SALOMONSSON BACK The Caps have recalled right wing Andreas Salomonsson from Portland of the American Hockey League. He had been sent to Portland on Dec.28 for conditioning.
Salomonsson was brought back when left wing Peter Bondra could not go against Columbus and is probably out of today's game against the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden. Bondra has the flu and has now missed two games.
Glen Metropolit and J.F. Fortin also were healthy scratches for Washington.
Dave Fay

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