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February 29, 2020 02:44 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Chips in with helper
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson registered an assist and two blocked shots in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

Johansson is up to 26 points, 79 shots and a minus-14 rating in 55 contests this year. He's picked up four points in his last seven games, a slight increase in his scoring pace recently, but probably not enough to warrant fantasy attention.

February 16, 2020 10:32 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Four shots in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) put four shots on net and went plus-1 in 15:12 during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.

Johansson has been dealing with an upper-body injury over the last week or so. He remains at 24 points to go with 73 shots and a minus-12 rating in 50 appearances this season. Expect the Swede to occupy a second-line role going forward.

February 16, 2020 10:52 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Toronto.

The 29-year-old has sat out two of the past three contests with the upper-body issue but was finally cleared for action again. In his last game, Johansson recorded a goal and assist in Tuesday's win over Detroit. Now healthy, the Swede is expected to assume his usual role in the top six.

February 13, 2020 12:12 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Another absence on tap Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) will sit out again Thursday versus the Blue Jackets and remains day-to-day, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Johansson figures to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis until he's cleared for action, but he will be forced to miss at least one contest due to an upper-body issue. While he hasn't posted one of the better years of his career in 2019-20, Johansson is coming off of a two-point effort against the Red Wings.

February 12, 2020 03:52 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Dealing with upper-body issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson was absent from practice Wednesday due an upper-body injury, which could cause him to miss Thursday's matchup with Columbus, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic Buffalo reports.

Johansson's absence was originally referred to as a maintenance day, however it appears there may be something more going on with his upper-body problem. Fortunately for the Sabres, even if the winger is unable to play, they could get both Victor Olofsson (lower body) and Kyle Okposo (upper body) back in the lineup.

February 11, 2020 11:08 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Two-point effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.

The tally was his first in 2020, as Johansson had failed to find the back of the net in his last 14 games. The 29-year-old has seven goals and 24 points through 49 contests this season, and the Sabres just don't have enough firepower to make Johansson a viable fantasy option in most formats despite his top-six role.

February 11, 2020 11:56 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Will play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (illness) will be back in the lineup against Detroit on Tuesday.

Johansson will look to break out of his 14-game goal drought after missing Sunday's matchup with Anaheim due to illness. The Swede recorded just four helpers over that stretch and is struggling to produce like he was earlier in the year. If the winger doesn't pick up his game soon, he could be in danger of missing the 30-point mark for the second time in his last three seasons.

February 9, 2020 01:24 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Under the weather Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (illness) won't dress in Sunday's game against the Ducks.

The 29-year-old has been solid for the Sabres, racking up 22 points in 48 games this campaign. The hope is that the illness won't keep Johansson out long term, but it's unclear how serious the ailment is. In his stead, the team will likely roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen for Sunday's contest. Expect another update on Johansson's health ahead of Tuesday's game against Detroit.

February 1, 2020 07:00 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Extends goal drought
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson has gone 11 games without scoring a goal.

Johansson has just six goals through 45 contests. Given his role in Buffalo's top six, and his frequent usage on the top power-play unit, his goal total is a bit underwhelming. His shot frequency is also down, as he's posted just 64 shots. He does have 16 assists though, which is one shy of the 17 he posted in 58 games last year.

January 5, 2020 03:20 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Two helpers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson picked up two assists, one on the power play, in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Panthers.

He set up Conor Sheary with a slick pass across the net for the Sabres' second goal early in the second period, then had a hand in Sam Reinhart's eventual game-winner about four minutes later. Johansson has put together a four-game point streak, compiling a goal and five assists during that stretch, and with Jeff Skinner and Victor Olofsson (lower body) on the sidelines, the 29-year-old could see increased duties with the man advantage over the next month or so, making him an intriguing add even in shallower fantasy formats despite his relatively modest 21 points (six goals, 15 helpers) in 36 games.

January 1, 2020 09:08 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Goal and assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson finished with two points in a 6-4 loss to the Lightning on Tuesday.

The goal was Johansson's first since Dec. 7. He's collected assists in back-to-back games. With 18 points through 34 games, Johansson offers modest value in all fantasy formats but is not what you'd call a top-tier option. He's logging more ice time than ever before in his career and also playing on Buffalo's first power-play unit, so the potential for points is undeniable.

December 30, 2019 03:40 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Tags assist in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson picked up an assist during Sunday's loss to Boston.

The apple snapped a three-game point drought, and brings Johansson up to 16 points through 33 contests. He's cooled off as of late, posting just one goal and five assists in 16 games since returning from an upper-body injury.

December 6, 2019 11:40 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Picks up power-play assist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson posted a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Flames.

Johansson entered the contest with no points in his last four games, and he nearly made it five before supplying an assist on Jack Eichel's third-period tally. Johansson has 11 points and 22 shots on goal through 22 appearances this season. The 29-year-old hasn't topped 40 points since leaving the Capitals after 2016-17, as injuries have limited his effectiveness in three straight campaigns.

November 27, 2019 11:44 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) will rejoin the lineup for Wednesday's clash with Calgary, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

Johansson is expected to return to a prominent role following a seven-game absence, skating on Buffalo's second line and second power-play unit against the Flames. The 29-year-old Swede has notched four goals and 10 points in 17 games this campaign.

November 24, 2019 11:56 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Absence to continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) won't play in the next two games against Florida and Tampa Bay, respectively, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Johansson has already missed the past five games with the issue, and he will at least be out the next two contests. His next chance to suit up will be Wednesday against Calgary, and in his stead, the team will roll with seven defensemen and 11 forwards Sunday. Johansson still resides on injured reserve, so he'll need to be activated before he's cleared to return to game action.

November 21, 2019 03:52 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) won't play Thursday against Boston, but he could join the Sabres on the road ahead of Sunday's matchup with Florida.

Johansson will miss a fifth straight game Thursday, but the fact that he could link up with his team at some point during the remainder of its three-game road trip suggests he's made significant progress in his recovery recently. Another update on the veteran winger's status should surface prior to puck drop Sunday.

November 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Won't be activated Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) won't play in Tuesday's game against the Wild, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

The injuries are stacking up for the Sabres, as they now have three forwards on IR and Tage Thompson (upper body) will likely join the club soon. Thus, the team will need to call up at least one forward from AHL Rochester for Tuesday's clash, and Jean-Sebastien Dea is likely the top candidate.

November 15, 2019 01:40 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

Johansson has already been ruled out of Buffalo's next two games and will still be eligible to return Tuesday against Minnesota, so this move doesn't change his prognosis. Another update on the veteran forward's status should surface prior to puck drop against the Wild.

November 15, 2019 01:16 PM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Will miss next three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson (upper body) will miss the Sabres' next three games at a minimum, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

Johansson is dealing with an upper-body injury that's evidently serious enough to keep him out for an extended period. The veteran forward, who's notched 10 points in 17 games this campaign, will be reevaluated ahead of Tuesday's matchup with Minnesota. He'll be placed on injured reserve until he's ready to return.

November 13, 2019 10:40 AM
Sabres' Marcus Johansson: Suffers upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johansson is considered day-to-day due to an upper-body injury.

Johansson logged a season-high 19:46 of ice time against the Lightning on Saturday, so it's not immediately clear when he sustained his upper-body problem. The Swede is stuck in an eight-game goal drought, during which he registered a meager five shots on goal. If Johansson is unable to play versus Carolina on Thursday, Casey Mittelstadt could be moved into a top-six role while call-up Curtis Lazar slots into the lineup.

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