Erik Johnson

#6 D / Colorado Avalanche / EXP: 13YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lb Age: 33 College: None

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Healthy and ready to go

    According to coach Jared Bednar, Erik Johnson (upper body) is "healthy and ready to go," NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports.Johnson was limited to just four games last season due to an upper-body injury, but he appears to be finally healthy and ready to rock ahead of Colorado's training camp. If he's able to stay healthy, Johnson should see regular bottom-four usage this season.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Takes twirl before practice

    Erik 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.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Hasn't started skating

    Erik 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.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Expected to miss regular season

    Erik 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.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Moves to long-term IR

    Erik 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 Colorado Avalanche to spend over the salary cap in his absence.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Lands on injured reserve

    Erik 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 Colorado Avalanche to activate Devon Toews (foot), who figures to jump into a top-four assignment.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Deemed week-to-week

    Erik Johnson (upper body) is considered week-to-week with his upper-body issue, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.Johnson joins a long list of injured Colorado Avalanche players that includes Nathan MacKinnon (lower body), Pavel Francouz (lower body), Devon Toews (lower body), Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (knee) and Matt Calvert (upper body). Although Colorado has yet to release a specific timetable, it wouldn't be surprising to see Johnson end up on injured reserve if he's expected to miss a week or more. The 32-year-old blueliner has picked up one assist through four games this campaign.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Expected to miss Sunday

    Erik Johnson (upper body) is not expected to suit up for Sunday's tilt with Minnesota, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.Johnson left Saturday's game against the Wild after taking a hit from Jordan Greenway and was unable to return. The 32-year-old blueliner is questionable for Tuesday's game against Minnesota for now.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Departs in first period

    Erik Johnson exited Saturday's game against the Wild in the first period with an upper-body injury, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.Johnson logged just 3:21 of ice time before leaving after taking a hard hit from Wild forward Jordan Greenway. His head hit the ice, so he could be examined for a concussion. If Johnson doesn't return, it's unclear if he'll be back in action Sunday against the Wild. Should he be unable to go Sunday, then expect Greg Pateryn to be called up from the taxi squad.

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    Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Active in own end

    Erik Johnson had one shot on goal, four hits and three blocked shots over a season-high 19:34 of ice time in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Sharks.Johnson appears to be getting his groove back after dealing with the effects of COVID-19, which has limited him to three games. Thursday's effort was the most activity from the veteran blueliner, who also logged 4:23 on the penalty-kill unit.

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