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February 18, 2021 06:08 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) will return to the lineup for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.

Johnson, who's been sidelined since late January with a groin issue, will likely slot into a bottom-four role for Thursday's contest. He's gone scoreless while posting a minus-4 rating through five games this campaign.

February 16, 2021 03:32 AM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Expected back at training soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) is set to resume training in the near future, as coach David Quinn told reporters, "sometime in the next few days," when asked about the blueliner, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Based on that timeline, Johnson won't be available for Tuesday's clash with the Devils but could be an option shortly thereafter. Even once cleared to play, Johnson is far from a lock for the lineup and could still spend some games watching from the press box as a healthy scratch.

February 12, 2021 06:56 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Out again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's game versus the Bruins, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

The Rangers' next scheduled game is Tuesday against the Devils, so Johnson will aim to return at that point. The 34-year-old will miss his seventh straight game Friday.

February 10, 2021 06:56 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Missing more time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) won't be in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Boston, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Johnson has yet to make the lineup since Jan. 26 and he is still without a timetable for a return. With the 34-year-old sidelined, Libor Hajek will continue to draw into the lineup on the team's third defensive pair. Johnson's next chance to suit up is in Friday's game against these same Bruins.

February 8, 2021 06:44 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Remains out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) will not be available for Monday's game against the Islanders, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

Johnson hasn't been in the lineup since Jan. 26 and it's unclear when he'll be available to return. The 6-foot-1 blueliner is scoreless with a minus-4 rating in five games this season.

February 4, 2021 11:36 AM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) isn't expected to play Thursday versus Washington, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports.

Johnson will miss a fourth straight game and remains without a timetable for his return. Check back for an update on the 34-year-old American's status once he's been deemed fit to play.

February 1, 2021 07:00 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Out for Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) won't play in Monday's game versus the Penguins, per the NHL's official media site.

Johnson will miss a third straight game. With Anthony DeAngelo out of the picture after being waived Sunday, Anthony Bitetto was promoted from the taxi squad and will draw into the lineup Monday. Johnson's next chance to play is Thursday against the Capitals.

January 30, 2021 04:24 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) didn't participate in morning skate and isn't expected to be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Penguins.

Johnson has gone scoreless while posting a minus-4 rating in five appearances this season, so his absence won't impact many fantasy lineups. Another update on the 34-year-old blueliner should surface once he's cleared to return.

January 28, 2021 04:20 PM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Out for Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (groin) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Sabres.

Johnson served as a healthy scratch just two games ago, and now he'll miss another outing. The 34-year-old blueliner has accrued no points, 18 hits and a minus-4 rating over five games this season. Brendan Smith likely will draw into Johnson's spot on the third pairing.

October 10, 2020 12:04 AM
Rangers' Jack Johnson: Signed by Rangers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson signed a one-year, $1.15 million contract with the Rangers on Friday, per Larry Brooks of the New York Post.

Another in a line of recently bought out players to sign new deals Friday, Johnson will head north from Pittsburgh to New York, where he'll suit up with his fourth different NHL franchise. The 33-year-old was the third-overall pick way back in 2005, and it's no secret that he never really came close to the expectations that come with such lofty draft stock. That's been doubly true in recent years, as Johnson has managed just 35 points in his last three seasons (226 games). He'll likely be a regular on the Blueshirts' bottom D pairing next year.

October 6, 2020 07:28 AM
Jack Johnson: Waived for buyout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson was designated for waivers Monday for purpose of buying out his contract.

Johnson became redundant for the Penguins when the team acquired Mike Matheson from the Panthers. The 32-year-old Johnson's name has been circulating in trade rumors as part of a cap dump for much of the offseason. Instead, the team will save approximately $2.1 million over the next two seasons, then $1.3 million the following year by offloading Johnson. It's a drastic break from Pittsburgh's historically anti-buyout stance.

March 9, 2020 02:20 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Sees minutes decline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson is averaging just 13:28 of ice time over the Penguins' last four games following the return of Brian Dumoulin.

Johnson's recent minutes are well off his season average of 19:31, likely also a result of Pittsburgh getting John Marino back as well. The Indiana native will likely see a similar usage to his last four appearances down the stretch in a third pairing alongside Justin Schultz, making Johnson a low-end fantasy option.

February 12, 2020 04:36 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Set for increased ice time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson will likely see an uptick in minutes with John Marino (face) sidelined 3-6 weeks.

Already Johnson's ice time is up in his last two games, as he logged 23:05 and 20:46 against Florida and Tampa Bay, respectively. Even with the absence of Marino, Johnson won't be asked to suit up on the power play, which will limit his fantasy value. Once Brian Dumoulin (ankle) returns to action, Johnson figures to get bumped off the top pairing with Kris Letang.

January 19, 2020 04:04 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Delivers game-tying rocket
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored the game-tying, short-handed goal on his only shot of the game while adding three hits and three blocks in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Bruins.

Johnson jumped into an odd-man rush early in the third period and absolutely hammered a shot past Jaroslav Halak to tie things up at 3-3. It was Johnson's first goal since Dec. 14, snapping a 15-game slump. Johnson logs plenty of minutes but is no longer the offensive factor he was earlier in his career with Los Angeles and Columbus. The 33-year-old has three goals and 10 points in 47 games this season.

January 8, 2020 02:08 AM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Plucks apple
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson recorded an assist, four hits, two blocked shots and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.

Johnson's assist came on a Patric Hornqvist goal in the first period. It's the defenseman's third helper in the last five games. Johnson has eight points, 110 hits, 49 blocks and a plus-7 rating in 41 appearances this season.

December 30, 2019 10:40 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Pockets helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Monday's 5-2 win over the Senators.

Johnson picked up the secondary helper on Evgeni Malkin's tally just 27 seconds into the game. The defensive specialist has collected six points, 102 hits and 44 blocked shots with a plus-9 rating through 37 contests this year.

December 15, 2019 01:56 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Solid night all around
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored a goal on two shots and added two PIM, five hits and two blocks in Saturday's 5-4 shootout win over the Kings.

Johnson scored his second goal of the season in the third period, finding the net for the first time in almost exactly a month. His five hits also led all defensemen on either squad. No longer the offensive contributor he once was, Johnson has five points in 31 games this season.

December 6, 2019 01:28 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Expected to play Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) is projected to be in the lineup against Arizona on Friday, per Wes Crosby of

With Jack Johnson and Justin Schultz (undisclosed) both back in action, Zach Trotman was shipped back to the minors and Juuso Riikola will head up to the press box. In 26 appearances this year, Johnson has recorded one goal, three assists and 19 shots, but perhaps most importantly, he's sporting a plus-8 rating. Until Brian Dumoulin (ankle) is able to return, it appears Johnson will link up with Kris Letang on the top pairing.

December 4, 2019 08:00 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Out with sickness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (illness) won't play in Wednesday's matchup against the Blues.

Johnson will miss his second game of the season, and John Marino will fill in on the top unit alongside Kris Letang. The veteran blueliner will look to get well for Friday's game against the Coyotes.

November 15, 2019 10:28 PM
Penguins' Jack Johnson: Plays spoiler in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored his first goal of the season in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Devils.

The veteran defenseman spoiled MacKenzie Blackwood's shutout bid with a tally midway through the third period, but it was all the offense the Pens could muster. Johnson hasn't reached the 25-point plateau in any of the last four seasons, and it doesn't look like the current campaign will be any different -- the 32-year-old has only three points through 18 games.

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