Johnson (upper body) skated ahead of Sunday's optional morning skate, Arielle Orsuto of 9NEWS Denver reports. Johhson hasn't played since Jan. 30 after presumably suffering a conussion and still isn't expected to return this postseason. That said, his presence on skates should provide a morale boost to his teammates given that he's the longest-tenured member of the club and provides plenty of veteran savvy and leadership. Colorado opens its Round 2 series against Vegas on Sunday.
Johnson (upper body) has yet to resume skating and isn't expected to return during the playoffs, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Johnson will thus finish the 2020-21 campaign having picked up one assist in just four regular-season appearances. At this point it isn't clear if Johnson will be fully recovered in time for next year's training camp.
Johnson (upper body) is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, Adrian Dater of ColoradoHockeyNow.com reports. Johnson has been out since January with an upper-body issue. He appeared in just four games this season, tallying one assist and a plus-2 rating. It's unclear if Colorado expects him to return in the postseason or not.
Johnson (upper body) was placed on long-term injured reserve Saturday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports. Johnson has been out for five weeks already, and he isn't expected to return any time soon. This move allows the Avalanche to spend over the salary cap in his absence.
Johnson (upper body) was designated for injured reserve Friday. Considering Johnson has already missed nearly two weeks with his upper-body issue, he'll be eligible to be activated as soon as he is ready. The move will allow the Avalanche to activate Devon Toews (foot), who figures to jump into a top-four assignment.
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