Johansen (illness) is on the ice for morning skate ahead of Thursday's game against the Stars, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.
Johansen was a last-minute scratch for Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota due to an illness, but his presence on the ice for morning skate all but confirms he'll return to the lineup against Dallas. The 27-year-old forward will slot into a top-six role and a spot on one of Nashville's power-play units Thursday.
Johansen is feeling ill and won't suit up in Tuesday's game against Minnesota.
The 27-year-old will be sidelined for the first time this season with an undisclosed illness. The rest may have come at a good time for Johansen, as he's only recorded four points in his last 10 games. In his stead, the team recalled Yakov Trenin in a corresponding move, so he or Austin Watson are expected to enter the lineup.
Johansen scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to Carolina. He also won nine of 12 faceoffs (75.0 percent).
Johansen's goal in the opening minute of the second period was the only offense for the Predators, but it did put an end to a nine-game goal drought for the 27-year-old. Johansen, like many of his teammates, has disappointed offensively in 2019-20 with 12 goals and 33 points in 59 games. That point total is just over half of the 64 he collected in 2018-19.
Johansen failed to crack the scoresheet in Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders, giving him just five points in 15 games since the start of January.
Johansen has always been a very consistent scorer, hitting the 60-point mark in five of the past six seasons. However, following his second-best career total of 64 points last season, he's currently on pace for just 45 points this year. Overall, the Preds' top line of Johansen, Viktor Arvidsson and Mikael Granlund has not performed well this season, and that's a big reason why the Preds have tumbled down the standings, currently sitting in 10th place in the Western Conference. From a fantasy perspective, you should be looking at more consistent scoring options for your roster until Johansen finds a way to right the ship.
Johansen scored a shorthanded goal and collected an assist to finish Wednesday's 5-4 win over Washington with two points.
Johansen scored an unassisted, shorthanded goal three minutes into the third period, and then assisted on Yannick Weber's first of the season at 15:23. His 16:05 of ice time was a nice bump in usage from Nashville's last game that saw Johansen log just over 10 minutes (10:28).
Johansen scored a goal on three shots and blocked two shots in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Sabres.
Johansen snapped a six-game point drought with the tally. The 27-year-old center has just two tallies and no assists in his last 12 outings, a maddeningly cold run from the five-time 60-point earner. He's on pace to finish noticeably below that level in 2019-20, with just 10 markers and 17 helpers in 47 contests so far.
Johansen scored a goal on two shots in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Kings.
Johansen finished a slick pass from Roman Josi at 19:16 of the first period for what would be the game-winning goal. The 27-year-old center had been held off the scoresheet in his last four games. He's now up to nine goals, 26 points and 60 shots on goal in 40 appearances.
Johansen set up three goals Saturday, including the game-winner in overtime, in a 4-3 victory over the Bruins.
The points stretch his current streak to a modest three games and six points (two goals, four helpers). Johansen is a solid fantasy citizen who will help you in several categories.
Johansen scored a goal and had an assist in Tuesday's 8-3 victory versus the Islanders.
Johansen rounded out the scoring with just under six minutes left in regulation, putting the finishing touches on a Nashville rally that saw the Predators score seven unanswered goals. Johansen's was his seventh goal of the season and he enjoyed his first two-point effort since Nov. 7. He has 21 points in 33 games this season.
Johansen was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Stars.
Now with 19 points in 31 games, Johansen has been relatively quiet this season but remains on pace to hit the 50-point mark for the seventh consecutive year. He will need to up the pace a little if he wants to top the 64 points he posted last season, but there is still plenty of time left for that. Johansen continues to center the Preds' top line alongside Filip Forsberg and Calle Jarnkrok, giving him decent fantasy value in most standard formats.
Johansen scored a goal and had four shots with two hits in Monday's 3-2 shootout win over St. Louis.
Johansen chipped in a loose puck in front of net to give the Predators a 2-0 lead with just over eight minutes left in the second period. Johansen has now found the net in two of his last three games after going through a 16-game goal drought. Despite the goal-scoring slump, Johansen still has a respectable 16 points in 23 games.
Johansen scored a goal on three shots Thursday in a 6-3 loss to the Canucks.
Johansen's first-period tally was his first since Oct. 10, halting a 16-game goal-scoring slump. He has stayed reasonably productive despite the goal drought, collecting 14 assists in his 21 games.
Johansen picked up a power-play assist and three shots on goal in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Canucks.
Johansen had the secondary assist on Filip Forsberg's tally, which brought the Predators within a goal late in the third period. The center has been a playmaker this season, with two goals and 12 helpers in 18 contests. Seven of Johansen's 14 points have come on the power play.
Johansen had two assists and two PIM in Thursday's 9-4 loss to the Avalanche.
Johansen helped set up each of Nashville's first two goals, figuring in on Ryan Ellis' first-period goal and Filip Forsberg's second-period marker. He has three assists in his last two games and is up to 11 helpers and 13 points in 16 games this season.
Johansen collected a power-play assist in Monday's 6-1 win over the Red Wings.
Johansen's last three points have all come on Nashville power plays. His most recent assist moves him up to 11 points in 15 games this season. The helper against the Red Wings was Johansen's first point in four contests after he was held off the scoresheet in the Predators' last three games.
Johansen picked up two assists Saturday in a 3-2 overtime win over Tampa Bay.
Both came on the power play. After starting the season on a five-game scoring streak, Johansen's offence dried up for four games. But he's now put together points in two straight games. He's a solid fantasy playmaker. Keep him rolling.
Johansen recorded his third straight outing without a point Saturday against the Panthers.
Johansen got off to a sizzling start this season with seven points in his first five games, but he's cooled off considerably since then. Not having Filip Forsberg (lower body) on his wing the past two games has surely had an impact. However, keep in mind Forsberg missed 18 games last season and Johansen still managed to crack the 60-point plateau, so regardless of who he's skating with, Johansen should still find a way to rack up his points. Keep him rolling.
Johansen scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 7-4 loss to Los Angeles.
Johansen has started hot with a five-game, seven-point scoring streak (two goals, five assists) to start the season. His best season came in 2014-15 when he delivered 71 points, including 26 goals. But in recent seasons, he's ranged from 54-64 points and averaged just 14 goals. Fantasy owners have long hoped for an 80-point season from Johansen. Is this the giant leap forward for this former fourth-overall pick (2010)? He has that in him, but we'll refrain from judgement (or bets) for a little while longer.
Johansen scored twice on two shots and was plus-2 in Thursday's 6-5 win over the Capitals.
After notching one assist in each of the first three games of the season, Johansen got into the goal-scoring column with an even-strength tally in the second period and a power-play goal in the third. Johansen does have seasons with 33 and 26 goals on his NHL resume, but he's been more playmaker than goal-scorer in recent seasons, notching a career-high 50 assists last season.
Johansen notched an assist for the third consecutive game in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Sharks.
Typically a slow starter, Johansen has been very steady out of the gate this season. While he still has yet to score his first goal, he's in a nice groove right now, centering the Preds' top line with Craig Smith and Viktor Arvidsson. The 27-year-old Vancouver native has reached the 60-point plateau in five of his past six seasons, and right now there's no reason to think this season will be any different.
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