Johansen scored a goal and added an assist during Thursday's 4-3 loss to Calgary. This was a welcomed multi-point showing from Johansen, as he had just a single assist through his previous four outings. He's now up to a respectable 35 points through 53 games, but his seven goals and 84 shots hardly move the fantasy needle. Additionally, his 12 power-play points are lagging behind his usual standard, as the 25-year-old center has collected at least 20 in each of the previous four seasons. Still, it wouldn't be surprising if Johansen finished the season strong, especially now that long-time linemate Filip Forsberg is back on his flank.
Johansen compiled three assists -- two with the man advantage -- in Thursday's win over the Kings. Johansen has had a bit of a disappointing season, but the return of his linemate Filip Forsberg (hand) gives a significant boost to his fantasy value. The two looked lethal together on the top line against Los Angeles, combining for five points in a commanding 5-0 victory. Johansen is up to 31 points in 46 contests and can be rolled out with confidence right now.
Johansen (undisclosed) will slot in to Thursday's game against the Coyotes, The Midday 180 of 104.5 The Zone reports. Johansen's participation in practice Wednesday suggested he could be a candidate to play Thursday and that is indeed the case. Although he hasn't lit the lamp himself since Dec. 23 against the stars, Johansen does have three helpers in the eight games since then. He will attempt to get back on the board Thursday against a Coyotes club ranking among the league's worst in goals allowed per game (3.41) this season.
Johansen (undisclosed) took part in Wednesday's practice, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports. Johansen is reportedly still feeling the effects of the high hit he took during Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Golden Knights, but his presence on the ice Wednesday suggests his ailment likely isn't overly serious. The 25-year-old pivot's status for Thursday's matchup with Arizona is still up in the air, but he can probably be considered closer to probable than questionable for that contest at this juncture.
Johansen is dealing with an injury after taking taking a hard hit from William Carrier in Tuesday night's home game against the Golden Knights, the Tennessean reports. With Johansen's injury, the Predators now have all three skaters from the top line in the trainer's room with their respective ailments. Filip Forsberg is dealing with a hand injury, Viktor Arvidsson has an undisclosed malady, and now Johansen is in danger of missing time. Consider the latter day-to-day for now.
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