Johnson fired just four shots and finished with one assist in four games in Tampa's four-game, opening-round series loss to Columbus.
Johnson came off a 29-goal season and seemed poised for success, but the 5-foot-8 pivot was rubbed out of the play and thwarted at every turn by the aggressive Jackets. Johnson's deal ties him up for $5 million a year until 2023-24 and he has a full no-trade until after 2020-21. He will be back with a vengeance at training camp and could come very cheap because of the team's postseason woes. Johnson's value comes in goal-heavy leagues, so he could be a cheap late-round target.
Johnson finished the season with 29 goals and 47 points in 80 games.
Last season, Johnson struggled in the postseason. But his previous two years, he delivered 40 points in 43 games. Johnson could deliver sneaky fantasy value in postseason formats.
Johnson scored a goal Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Washington.
It was his 28th goal and that's just one from his career best. Johnson has just 46 points this season -- he had 72 the year he scored 29 goals. His game has changed and so has his role. But Johnson still has fantasy value because of those snipes. Keeper owners might consider leveraging his goal scoring into an offseason deal -- he's 28 and not likely to peak offensively at this point.
Johnson scored two goals in Monday's 6-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
He got the Bolts on the board midway through the first period, then potted what proved to be the game-winner early in the second. Johnson's production has been spotty lately -- he had only three points (a goal and two assists) in his prior 10 contests -- but his 24 tallies and 42 points through 68 games is still providing him with solid overall fantasy value.
Johnson opened the scoring for his 300th career point in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Rangers
Johnson hunkered down for a chip shot after receiving a nice pass from NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov. While the milestone marker was beautifully orchestrated, Johnson isn't producing heavily enough to fall into the elite class of forwards. Stationed on the second line, he's only had eight multi-point outings compared to 54 games with one point or less. Johnson should be universally owned across the fantasy spectrum, but one could have expected more from a guy who contributes to the league's top offense.
Johnson scored a goal in Saturday's 3-0 win over the Canadiens.
He now has a goal in each of his last two games after he had scuffled through a quiet 11-game stretch in which he picked up just one point. Despite the slow stretch, Johnson is on a goal pace that might see him flirt with his first 30-goal season. That doesn't mean what it did a couple seasons ago, but it's still impressive enough. And solid for standard fantasy purposes.
Johnson has a single point in 11 games.
It was a goal and his only one in 17 games, although he does have four helpers in that span. Johnson suffered what was believed to be a lower-body injury in a game right before the All-Star break. He missed just one game, but one has to wonder if that injury isn't affecting his game. Johnson has little to no fantasy value right now despite having 30 points in his first 38 games.
Johnson -- who missed one game due to a lower-body injury -- registered four hits, one block and two shots against the Penguins on Wednesday.
Johnson logged 18:18 of ice time, so it appears he has fully recovered from his lower-body issue. The center wasn't able to write his name on the scoresheet and now is stuck in a four-game point drought. Playing on the same line with Nikita Kucherov, Johnson is bound to pick up points sooner or later.
Johnson (lower body) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Penguins, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.
Johnson will ultimately miss just one game thanks to the All-Star break. He should retake his spot among the top six and on the power play, looking to build on his 37 points through 47 games played in the first half. He and the Bolts begin the second half on a three-game east coast road trip.
Johnson (lower body) has effectively been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Sharks, with Lightning assistant coach Derek Lalonde adding he'd "be surprised" if the forward wasn't back after the (All-Star) break," Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The Bolts can afford to take all necessary precautions regarding Johnson since the team is the early favorite to win the Presidents' Trophy. By resting him Saturday, he'll have all the way until Jan. 30 to prepare for the subsequent contest. Look for Derek Martel or Mathieu Joseph to sub in against Team Teal on Saturday.
Johnson (lower body) is considered day-to-day, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
The good news is Johnson likely won't miss extended time, but he should probably be considered questionable at best for Saturday's matchup with San Jose at this juncture. If Johnson's unable to go, Danick Martel or Mathieu Joseph will likely draw into the lineup against the Sharks.
Johnson (lower body) was a no-show for practice Friday, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Johnson's status for Saturday's home game against the Sharks remains up in the air. The team didn't disclose any details about the winger's condition during the latest practice, which suggests that he's still being evaluated.
Johnson suffered a lower-body injury during Thursday's 4-2 loss to the Maple Leafs, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.
Johnson will be reevaluated Friday, so more information regarding the severity of his lower-body issue should surface soon. The 30-year-old forward logged just 9:50 of ice time prior to exiting Thursday's contest.
Johnson garnered a pair of assists versus Columbus on Tuesday.
Johnson may be stuck in a four-game goal drought, but he has continued to put up points with three helpers in those outings. The winger has the benefit of playing on a line with Nikita Kucherov, which no doubt makes picking up assists significantly easier. If the 29-year-old can start putting pucks into the back of the net, fantasy owners will be hard pressed to keep him out of the lineup.
Johnson notched a goal and added an assist in a 6-5 overtime win over the Flyers on Thursday.
Johnson has four points (three goals, one assist) in his last two games and 10 points (six goals, four assists) in his last 10 games. At this rate, Johnson will deliver his best NHL season since his 2014-15 early-career success. He might be on your wire if you are in a small or shallow league.
Johnson scored two goals on two shots in a 6-3 victory against the Oilers on Saturday.
While owners expect his shooting percentage to take a dive, it just keeps rising. After scoring on both shots Saturday, it's up to a career-high 20.3 percentage, which is seven percent higher than normal. That makes Johnson a great sell-high candidate. He has 16 goals and 27 points in 36 games this season, and in 2017-18, Johnson had 21 goals and 50 points.
Johnson dished out an assist and fired two shots on net in Tuesday's win over the Canucks.
Johnson fed a pass to Steven Stamkos late in the third period, and Stamkos did the heavy lifting by speeding past the Canucks' defensemen and sniping it past Anders Nilsson. Johnson now has a point in three straight games and 25 in 34 games this year.
Johnson scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's 7-1 win over Colorado.
Johnson has five points in his last five games and 22 in 30 this season. Much to our surprise, that's a 60-point pace. There's room for scorers like Johnson on most fantasy squads. Check your wire.
Johnson scored two goals in Friday's 4-2 win over the Blackhawks.
He gave the Bolts an early 2-0 lead that they wouldn't relinquish, scoring just 29 seconds into the game and then again before the eight-minute mark in the first period. Johnson now has 11 goals and 18 points through 23 games, a vastly improved pace after the 29-year-old failed to top 50 points in any of the last three seasons.
After putting up five points in his first three games, Johnson has just nine points in his last 17 contests.
Johnson hasn't managed a multi-point game in November. And three of the five points he has scored in 10 games this month have come on the man advantage. Most fantasy formats weight heavily in that category, but there seems to be underlying issues with Johnson's five-on-five approach. At this rate, a 40-45 point (projected) pivot has fantasy value only in the deepest of formats.
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