Erik Johnson

#6 D / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: 9YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lb Age: 29 College: Minnesota

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  • Johnson scored his first goal of the season and added a helper in Sunday's overtime win over the Red Wings. While he's now got eight points on the season, Johnson has gone through some long stretches without getting on the scoresheet. The 29-year-old is shooting the puck quite often, so more tallies shouldn't be too far off. His 30:48 of ice time Sunday is an example of the insane minutes he logs in all situations for the Avalanche. Johnson's workhorse tendencies and offensive awareness make him worth owning in most leagues.

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  • Johnson recorded two assists and three shots during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Senators. The first overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is logging a whopping 26:34 of ice time per game and has six helpers in 16 games to open the season. He's worth owning in most formats.

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  • Johnson has just a single assist through the first eight games of the season. While the veteran defenseman hasn't made an offensive impact, he has posted respectable peripheral numbers with 19 shots, eight PIM, 14 hits, 18 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating. However, it is concerning that Johnson has averaged 3:11 of power-play time per game and still has a lone helper for the season. Additionally, he's recorded a minus-5 rating through his past three games. Unless there's an offensive uptick, Johnson's is likely best left to deeper settings that reward peripheral statistics.

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  • Johnson will not face supplemental discipline after a knee-on-knee hit on the Devils' Kyle Palmieri in Saturday's game, Sportsnet reports. Palmieri had to be helped from the ice and didn't return. Johnson was handed a two-minute minor penalty for kneeing, but league officials evidently didn't feel it was deliberate.

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  • Johnson's second goal of the season was the overtime winner Tuesday against Chicago. It's been a trying season for Johnson and the Avs, to say the least. Hampered by injury all season, Johnson has appeared in just 42 games and will likely finish with his lowest offensive output in four seasons. His fantasy value has been minimal due to his limited appearances and low production.

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