Top Stephen Johns News

  • Stephen Johns: Announces retirement

    Johns announced his retirement on Instagram on Sunday.

    Johns accumulated 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 167 career NHL games over parts of four seasons. He suffered a concussion in the 2017-18 campaign and battled post-traumatic migraines for the better part of two years before making his return. However, he was unable to play in 2020-21, and will end his playing career at 29 years old.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Going through quarantine

    Johns (undisclosed) is currently in Dallas going through quarantine, Brien Rea of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

    Johns missed most of Dallas' playoff run last season with an undisclosed issue. The Stars never released any details regarding the specific nature of Johns' problem, but he's dealt with concussions in the past, so it may have been a related issue. The 28-year-old blueliner will be evaluated medically following his mandatory quarantine to determine his status for the upcoming campaign, but at this point he should be considered a longshot to suit up for the Stars this season.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Dealt with mystery issue

    Johns (undisclosed) missed most of the Stars' playoff run because he "didn't feel comfortable playing anymore," Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    The Stars still haven't released any details regarding the specific nature of Johns' issue, but he's dealt with concussions in the past, and at this point it wouldn't be surprising to see him announce his retirement ahead of the 2020-21 season. The 28-year-old is a fantastic bottom-four option when healthy, but injuries have derailed his career to this point.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Remains unavailable

    Johns (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play heading into Wednesday's Game 3 against the Lightning, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Johns has been sidelined for over a month with an undisclosed issue, and at this point it seems like a foregone conclusion that he won't return this season. The 28-year-old blueliner has dealt with major injury issues over the past few campaigns, and he's not known for his offensive contributions when healthy, so there's no reason for fantasy players to have him on their radar heading into next year's drafts.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Unfit to play Monday

    Johns (undisclosed) will miss Monday's Game 2 matchup with Tampa Bay, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    It will be the 19th consecutive contest on the shelf for Johns, who previously spent the bulk of the 2019-20 campaign on long-term injured reserve due to concussion issues. At this point, Johns' lingering health issues make him a high-risk option in season-long formats next year.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Remains unavailable

    Johns is still considered unfit to play ahead of Saturday's Game 1 against Tampa Bay, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Johns has been sidelined for over a month with an undisclosed issue and the Stars have yet to release any details regarding the specific nature of his injury or a timetable for his recovery. For now, the 28-year-old blueliner should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Won't play in Game 5

    Johns (undisclosed) is "unfit to play" in Monday's Game 5 versus the Golden Knights, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

    Johns hasn't played since Aug. 11, and it's still unclear what's keeping him out of the lineup. As long as he's unavailable, expect Andrej Sekera to draw into the lineup on the third pairing.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Remains unavailable

    Johns (undisclosed) is still considered unfit to play ahead of Saturday's Game 4 versus the Golden Knights, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    Johns has been sidelined for nearly a month at this point and the Stars have yet to release any details regarding the nature of his injury or a timetable for his recovery, so he should be considered out indefinitely for the time being. The 28-year-old blueliner went scoreless while averaging just 14:54 of ice time in four postseason contests before suffering his undisclosed injury.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Won't play Thursday

    Johns (undisclosed) continues to be sidelined heading into Thursday's Game 3 clash with Vegas, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    At this point, fantasy players probably shouldn't be banking on Johns getting back into the lineup any time soon, especially considering he has yet to return to practice. With Taylor Fedun (undisclosed) also missing time, the Stars figure to keep utilizing Joel Hanley on the third pairing.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Still unavailable

    Johns (undisclosed) has been deemed "unfit to play" in Tuesday's Game 2 versus the Golden Knights, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports.

    Johns hasn't played since Aug. 11, and there still are no available details on what is holding him back.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Won't play Sunday

    Johns (undisclosed) will not suit up for Sunday's Game 1 tilt with Vegas, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    Johns has missed the last 13 games and hasn't suited up since Aug. 11 against Calgary. There hasn't been an update on his possible return and it's unclear if he'll be able to play at all during this series.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Still sidelined

    Johns (undisclosed) won't play in Friday's Game 7 against the Avalanche, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    Johns has been sidelined for over three weeks due to his undisclosed injury, so at this point he should be considered out indefinitely. Joel Hanley will skate on the Stars' bottom pairing in place of Johns during Game 7.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Won't dress Wednesday

    Johns (undisclosed) was deemed unfit to play in Wednesday's Game 6 showdown against Colorado, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Johns will miss his 11th straight game with the undisclosed issue and doesn't appear to have a return in sight. Taylor Fedun has filled in on the third pairing and will likely continue to do so until Johns returns.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Out Monday

    Johns (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup for Monday's Game 5 matchup with Colorado, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    Johns will be on the shelf for his 10th consecutive contest due to his undisclosed issue. The blueliner was bogged down in an 11-game pointless streak prior to getting hurt, so his absence from the lineup is unlikely to affect the majority of fantasy players.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Remains on shelf for Game 4

    Johns (undisclosed) is unfit to play in Sunday's Game 4 matchup versus the Avalanche, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    Johns hasn't played since Aug. 11, and it's still unclear what he's dealing with. Taylor Fedun has filled in on the third pairing and will likely continue to do so until Johns returns.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Will miss Game 3

    Johns (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup against the Avalanche for Wednesday's Game 3, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Johns' continued absence will now reach eight games. With the Pennsylvania native still unavailable, the Stars figure to continue utilizing Taylor Fedun on the third pairing. Neither blueliner offers much in terms of fantasy value, so players will want to pursue alternative options.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Still shelved for Game 2

    Johns (undisclosed) will be out of action for Game 2 against the Avalanche on Monday, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Johns will miss his seventh consecutive game due to his undisclosed issue. Considering he hasn't registered a point since Feb. 16 versus Ottawa, few fantasy players will notice the blueliner's absence. In his stead, Taylor Fedun figures to continue filling out the bottom pairing.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Unavailable for Game 1

    Johns (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's Game 1 against Colorado, Bruce LeVine of Dallas Stars Radio reports.

    Johns will miss a sixth straight game Saturday and remains without a timetable for his return. Taylor Fedun will continue to skate on the Stars' bottom pairing until Johns is deemed fit to play.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Won't play Thursday

    Johns (undisclosed) will be sidelined for Thursday's Game 6 against the Flames, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Johns has registered 16 hits, five blocks and eight shots in four playoff appearances this season. The 27-year-old defenseman previously missed over a year due to concussion-related issues, so fans will be hoping this latest ailment isn't related. In the meantime, Taylor Fedun will maintain his spot on the third pairing.

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  • Stars' Stephen Johns: Sidelined for Game 5

    Johns (undisclosed) will remain on the shelf ahead of Tuesday's Game 5 clash with the Flames, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

    Johns will be sidelined for his fourth consecutive contest due to his lingering undisclosed issue. Considering the blueliner hasn't registered a point in his last 11 contests dating back to Feb. 16 versus Ottawa, few fantasy players will notice his absence. In his stead, Taylor Fedun figures to continue holding down a spot on the third pairing.

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