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August 25, 2020 11:36 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Likely done for year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jared Bednar doesn't expect Johnson (undisclosed) to return this postseason, Vic Lombardi of Altitude TV reports.

This is a big loss for the Avalanche, who are now in a 2-0 hole after blowing a 2-0 lead en route to a 5-2 loss in Game 2 against Dallas on Monday. Johnson, who picked up 16 points in 59 games during the regular season, will now set his sights on getting healthy in time for next season's training camp, which is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-November.

August 25, 2020 03:08 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Out indefinitely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (undisclosed) has been ruled out indefinitely leading up to Monday's Game 2 against the Stars, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

At this point, fantasy players probably shouldn't be expecting Johnson to return to the ice for at least the next few games, if not longer. Prior to getting hurt, the blueliner notched two assists, 25 shots and 16 blocks while averaging 18:20 of ice time. After garnering just 16 points in 59 appearances during the regular season, it's clear Johnson just doesn't offer the same offensive upside he did back in the early days of his career when he could put up 35-plus points. With Johnson unavailable, Ian Cole should see an uptick in ice time while Kevin Connauton makes his 2020 playoff debut.

August 23, 2020 03:32 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Unlikely to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Jared Bednar said Johnson (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Monday's Game 2 versus the Stars, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

Johnson was injured in the first period of Saturday's Game 1 loss and was able to return for the second period, but he ultimately ended the game in Colorado's locker room. While Bednar stopped short of ruling Johnson out, he spoke about the team's multiple options to replace Johnson, including rookies Bowen Byram and Conor Timmins.

August 22, 2020 11:04 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Sustains injury in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (undisclosed) was injured during Saturday's Game 1 versus the Stars, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Johnson was initially injured on a blocked shot in the first period, but he was able to return during the second. He didn't appear comfortable and returned to the locker room before the second intermission, and he did not join his teammates on the bench at the start of the third. Johnson averaged 19:17 per game entering Saturday's contest -- while he serves in a third-pairing role, he is a veteran on a young Avalanche blue line. AJ Haefele of DNVR reports Johnson returned to the bench early in the third period, but he didn't log any shifts prior to the end of the contest. His availability for Monday's Game 2 is uncertain.

April 7, 2020 10:40 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Hitting more often
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson had three goals and 16 points with a plus-9 rating and 115 hits in 59 games prior to the league pausing the 2019-20 season in March.

The veteran defenseman saw an uptick in his point production just prior to the season's suspension with a goal and three points in the final four games. Johnson missed a few games because of a lower-body injury this season, hurting his overall numbers, but his per-game averages aren't where they were last season either. The only areas he's improved upon from last season on a per-game basis are in hits and blocks.

March 9, 2020 02:08 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Contributes helper Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson notched an assist and three hits in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Sharks.

Johnson has seen an urge of offense with two goals and four helpers in his last six contests. The 31-year-old defenseman is up to 16 points, 113 blocked shots, 96 shots on net and 94 hits through 57 games. With his recent success, Johnson may be worth a look in DFS for Monday's matchup against the Kings.

March 7, 2020 02:24 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Rakes in pair of points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored a goal on three shots, supplied an assist and added four PIM in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Canucks.

It was a solid effort for Johnson, who tallied in the first period and set up Gabriel Landeskog in the second. The defenseman has picked up five of his 15 points this season in the last five games. He's added 112 blocked shots, 95 shots on net and 91 hits through 56 appearances. While he isn't particularly strong with offense, Johnson has good non-scoring numbers that can help in deeper formats.

March 1, 2020 12:04 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Rare scoring outburst
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 3-2 win over Nashville.

Points are few and far between for Johnson. Nice night, but we say ignore his three points in his last two games. He's never been the offensive guy he teased in his sophomore season. Nice game for Johnson, but don't invest here.

February 18, 2020 01:20 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Chips in with assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson picked up an assist and three hits in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning.

Johnson earned his first point of 2020, snapping a 17-game drought in the process. The 31-year-old has not joined in on the Avalanche's high-powered offense much -- he has just 10 points to go with 89 blocked shots and 73 hits through 47 games. He's probably not going to produce enough to warrant fantasy attention.

February 14, 2020 11:04 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Records five blocks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson posted five blocks, two PIM and one shot on net in a 3-2 loss to the Capitals on Thursday.

The 31-year-old failed to score a point for the 16th straight game, but any owner counting on Johnson for scoring is probably in trouble. He performs best in the plus/minus and blocks categories, which is where he was solid again Thursday, especially in blocks. Johnson has 28 blocks in the last 16 games, including 16 in the past five contests. This season, he has one goal and nine points with a plus-6 rating and 89 blocks in 45 games.

January 17, 2020 03:16 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Registers plus-3 rating
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson posted a plus-3 rating and one shot in a 4-0 victory over the Sharks on Thursday.

The veteran defenseman has zero points in the last seven games, but he does possess a plus-4 rating during that stretch after Thursday. That's about the only positives from Johnson, though, as he has largely struggled to score all season. He has just one goal and nine points with a 1.6 shooting percentage. Johnson also has 67 blocks, 60 hits and a plus-3 rating in 36 games.

January 8, 2020 01:04 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Blocks four shots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson posted a plus-2 rating, one shot on goal, four blocks and three hits in a 5-3 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old has tallied three of his nine points this season but has been a disappointment in the scoring departments overall. The good news, though, is Johnson has remained relevant with his contributions in other areas, as he again showcased Tuesday. Johnson is averaging close to two blocks and hits per game, making him a valuable commodity in both categories. If his 1.8 shooting percentage manages to come back to the mean during the second half, Johnson could be a decent depth piece in deeper leagues down the stretch. He has one goal and nine points with a plus-4 rating, 57 shots, 67 blocks and 59 hits in 33 games this season.

December 31, 2019 03:16 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Looking for more scoring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson has one goal and seven points with a minus-1 rating and eight PIM in 28 games this season.

The veteran defenseman has experienced a couple different problems this season. A big reason why he's posted less production than expected is because of a lower-body injury that sidelined him for nearly a month. Johnson has more hits and blocks per game this season than 2018-19. However, he is averaging fewer shots per game and his shooting percentage is more than half of what it was last season. Since returning from his injury, Johnson has one assist with 10 shots on net, two PIM, 14 hits and 12 blocks in five games.

December 20, 2019 11:48 AM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Plays defensively in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (lower body) blocked five shots and fired three shots on goal in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

Johnson skated 20:47 in the contest, and he was fairly active at both ends of the rink. With just six points in 24 appearances this season, Johnson isn't likely to help fantasy owners much. He has 53 blocks, 42 shots on goal and 37 hits this season, so his non-scoring production could be worth a look in deep formats.

December 19, 2019 08:52 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (lower body) was activated off injured reserve and will suit up in Thursday's home tilt with Carolina, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Johnson had missed the last 10 games due to the lower-body issue, but will be back in action on the third defensive pair. The 31-year-old's return likely won't make a huge difference in the fantasy realm, as Johnson has recorded just six points through 23 games this campaign.

December 18, 2019 01:36 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Might return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (lower body) could return to the lineup against Chicago on Thursday, Adrian Dater of reports.

Johnson will probably be handed a game-time decision label ahead of Thursday's clash. The blueliner has been on the shelf for the Avs' previous 10 contests due to his lower-body issue. The Minnesota native should get back to logging between 20-25 minutes per night once officially given the all-clear and activated off injured reserve.

December 15, 2019 02:32 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Will miss next two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (lower body) won't travel with the team on its upcoming road trip, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

Johnson put in a full practice Sunday, although he wore a no-contact sweater. The team will keep the veteran blueliner on injured reserve along with Cale Makar (upper body). Johnson will aim to return to the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes.

December 15, 2019 01:12 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Works in no-contact capacity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johnson (lower body) wore a no-contact jersey during Sunday's practice, Bill Meltzer of reports.

Johnson has missed the last nine games, but he appears to be inching closer to a return. The veteran blueliner could suit up Monday against the Blues. Johnson's status isn't a concern for season-long fantasy owners since he's accrued just six points over 23 games.

December 13, 2019 02:28 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Could practice Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jared Bednar is hoping Johnson (lower body) will be able to return to practice in a non-contact jersey Sunday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.

While a return to practice in a non-contact capacity would represent a step in the right direction, it wouldn't necessarily indicate that Johnson's return to game action is imminent. Once healthy, the 31-year-old blueliner will return to a top-four role and a spot on Colorado's penalty-killing unit.

December 2, 2019 02:32 PM
Avalanche's Erik Johnson: Now considered week-to-week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Jared Bednar described Johnson (lower body) as week-to-week after Monday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Johnson hasn't played since Nov. 23, and he doesn't appear to be particularly close to returning. He hasn't been much of a factor offensively when out there, posting just one goal and five assists in 23 appearances.

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