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.
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.
Johnson garnered a pair of assists in Monday's 4-2 loss to Calgary. The pair of apples snapped a 14-game point drought. It's been a rough season for the 2006 first-overall pick, as injuries have limited him to just 39 games and 14 points, so Johnson will make for an interesting bounce-back candidate in 2017-18.
Johnson (leg) is finally feeling good four games into his return after a long layoff due to injury, Ron Knabenbauer of NHL.com reports. Johnson was on the shelf for 36 games due to a broken leg. He is back and logging plenty of time time, and he now feels his legs are back and so is his timing. His best asset to fantasy owners is his ability to block shots, something he has been very good at doing over the years. However, the Avalanche rank dead-last in goal differential, so if your pool penalizes plus/minus rating he is not a recommended option.
Johnson (leg) is expected to play Saturday's game against the Sabres, per coach Jared Bednar. It's been a long time coming for Johnson and he finally appears ready to return from a 36-game absence after breaking his leg on Dec. 3. The Minnesota native could immediately slot into one of Colorado's top two defensive pairings, though it remains to see who his partner will be on the blue line.
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