Unfortunately, fantasy owners won't be able to surgically repair the negative emotions left over from Johnson's 2015-16 campaign, which included a mere six goals and eight assists to go along with a putrid minus-16 rating. However, the 10-year veteran is just one season removed from a 40-point output, so it may be too soon to write him off completely. Johnson is most useful in league types that don't count the plus-minus category, as he's minus-126 for his career.
Jack Johnson will undergo shoulder surgery that will cost him the remainder of the 2015-16 campaign, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Johnson's season ends having notched 14 points (six goals, eight assists) through 60 contests, with six of the points coming on the power play. The blueliner added 98 hits and 102 blocked shots to that total. He remains under contract heading into next seasons, so expect him to retake a similar role as the Columbus Blue Jackets look for a better 2016-17 outcome.
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Jack Johnson (upper body) will be out indefinitely, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Johnson was forced out of Thursday's game against the Devils with the injury, limiting the defenseman to 10:19 of ice time. According to Portzline, a replacement from the AHL is expected to be named later in the day Friday. Perhaps Justin Falk, who was assigned to AHL Lake Erie upon clearing waivers Thursday, will be considered for a quick turnaround back to the parent club.
Jack Johnson exited Thursday's game against the Devils with an upper-body injury and will not return.
Johnson hasn't tallied a point since going on a hot offensive streak in early January (six points in seven games), but his name continues to float around during trade deadline talks. It's possible the Columbus Blue Jackets are going the cautious route to keep him on the table before the deadline, but expect the team to further update his status in the near future. The blueliner's next chance to play comes Saturday against the Panthers, assuming he's still with the club.