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March 3, 2020 12:24 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Ready to rock
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Johns (upper body) will rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against Edmonton.

Johns missed the Stars' last three games due to an upper-body issue, but he'll return to a bottom-pairing role against the Oilers. The 27-year-old American has picked up five points while posting a plus-1 rating in 13 games this campaign.

March 2, 2020 02:00 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Hoping to return Tuesday
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Johns (upper body) is aiming to return for Tuesday's game versus the Oilers, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Johns has missed the last three games with an upper-body injury, which wasn't a concussion, but the Stars are optimistic that he'll be ready to go Tuesday. He'll likely bump either Roman Polak or Andrej Sekera from the lineup. Johns has adjusted well to getting back into NHL action after sitting out for over a year with post-traumatic headaches, as he's posted five points and 35 hits over 13 contests.

February 29, 2020 02:20 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Remains unavailable
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Johns (upper body) won't play Saturday against St. Louis, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

Johns will miss a third consecutive game Saturday, but he's still considered day-to-day with his upper-body issue, which suggests he could be ready to return as soon as Tuesday against the Oilers. Another update on the 27-year-old blueliner's status should surface prior to that contest.

February 27, 2020 11:48 AM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Sidelined with upper-body issue
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Johns (upper body) won't play Thursday against Boston, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Johns is considered day-to-day and was able to skate Wednesday, so he shouldn't miss too much time with his upper-body issue. Once he's given the green light, the 27-year-old American will return to a bottom-four role for the Stars.

February 26, 2020 02:44 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Deemed day-to-day
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Johns (upper body) skated Wednesday and is considered day-to-day, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Johns was held out of Tuesday's game versus the Hurricanes due to an upper-body injury, and there were definitely concerns about this issue because the 27-year-old blueliner has a lengthy history of post-traumatic headaches. However, this doesn't appear to be related, as Johns was back on the ice Wednesday and went through a conditioning skate with the team. He should be considered questionable going into Thursday's game against the Bruins.

February 25, 2020 12:28 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Sustains upper-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns will be out of action against the Hurricanes on Tuesday due to an upper-body problems, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports

The team did clarify that Johns' injury was not related to the post-traumatic headaches that previously cost him the entire 2018-19 campaign and part of this season as well. With the Pennsylvania native sidelined, the club will turn to Roman Polak or Taylor Fedun to fill out the blue line Tuesday.

February 17, 2020 12:08 AM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Tickles twine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns scored a goal on five shots and blocked two shots in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Senators.

Johns skated 23:25 in the contest, his highest ice time in 10 appearances so far. He's earned his way into a pairing alongside Miro Heiskanen. Johns has five points, 29 hits, 18 shots and a plus-4 rating and could help fantasy owners in deeper formats down the stretch.

February 12, 2020 01:28 AM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Offers helper in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns delivered an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Hurricanes.

Tuesday marked the first time Johns played in three consecutive games since his return from post-traumatic headaches. The 27-year-old has already posted four points and 25 hits through seven contests. He may not be an everyday player quite yet, but Johns' strong play has allowed the Stars to send Taylor Fedun to AHL Texas on a conditioning stint. The latter hasn't been able to crack the NHL lineup much lately.

February 4, 2020 06:36 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Planned scratch Tuesday
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Johns is a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game versus the Islanders, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Johns is still getting back into the groove after suffering from post-traumatic headaches, and the Stars only planned to play him in two of three games during this road trip. He's already skated in the last two contests, recording a goal and two helpers, so he'll watch this game from the press box.

February 4, 2020 04:52 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Two points in win
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Johns scored a goal and tallied an assist in Monday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.

Johns also dished out a game-high eight hits. His two points were the second and third points of the campaign for the Stars defenseman, as Johns began the year injured and only recently returned to game action. Currently skating on Dallas' third defensive pairing, Johns' fantasy value is not high enough to warrant consideration outside of deeper formats.

February 2, 2020 03:32 AM
Stars' Stephen Johns: First point since return
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Johns posted an assist, two hits, four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 3-2 overtime win over the Devils.

Johns picked up his first point of the year in three games since his return from post-traumatic headaches. The 27-year-old has added six PIM and six hits so far. Both of his minor penalties Saturday were for tripping -- the blueliner needs to show he can keep pace in the NHL. Expect Johns to split time with Andrej Sekera for the remainder of the season, which makes both players unlikely to help fantasy owners.

January 19, 2020 01:00 AM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Return spoiled in lopsided loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns (head) had two shots on goal, two hits and two PIM in 18:29 during Saturday's 7-0 loss to the Wild.

Johns made his first NHL appearance in nearly two years after overcoming post-traumatic headaches. The 27-year-old's last action came in 2017-18, when he posted 15 points, 201 hits, 155 blocked shots and a plus-10 rating in 75 appearances. He'll likely work in a smaller role initially, but Johns could earn a spot on the second pairing eventually if he plays well.

January 19, 2020 08:56 AM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Suiting up for NHL action Saturday
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Johns (head) will play in Saturday's road game versus the Wild, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Johns hasn't played in the NHL since the 2017-18 season due to post-traumatic headaches, but he'll finally return to action against the divisional opponent. He played two games with AHL Texas to get ready, tearing it up with four points and a plus-5 rating. Johns is expected to work on the bottom pairing as well as the second power-play unit.

January 16, 2020 06:20 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Recalled from conditioning stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Stars recalled Johns (head) from AHL Texas on Thursday.

Johns had a highly successful conditioning stint with Texas, racking up four points in just two games. The 27-year-old, who hasn't played since 2017-18 due to post-traumatic headaches, will remain on long-term injured reserve for now, but Sean Shapiro of The Athletic indicates that he could be back in the lineup as soon as Saturday versus the Wild.

January 12, 2020 12:28 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Four points in minors
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Johns (head) recorded a goal and three assists in AHL Texas' 5-3 win over the Toronto Marlies on Saturday.

Johns' first professional game in nearly two full years was a massive success, as he factored into all but one of Texas' goals. Two of his points came on the power play, as well. Johns will remain on his conditioning assignment for a little longer, but he should be able to join Dallas at some point this season. The defenseman will likely start on the third pairing with the parent club when he returns.

January 8, 2020 12:32 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Headed out on assignment
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Johns (head) will join AHL Texas on a conditioning assignment and is expected to suit up Friday and Saturday, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Texas plays its next four games at home, which could be a perfect fit for Johns' assignment. Based on that timeline, the blueliner would next be an option for Dallas on Jan. 18 versus Minnesota. Barring a setback, Johns should get back to logging around 18 minutes per game and figures to bump Taylor Fedun from the lineup.

January 6, 2020 04:40 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Could start conditioning stint soon
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Johns (head) may head to AHL Texas for a conditioning stint soon, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

General manager said Johns -- who hasn't played since the 2017-18 season while dealing with post-traumatic headaches -- has made good progress, and it'll be up to the blueliner to let management know when he's ready for game action. Johns could spend four or five games in the minors before getting back into action at the top level. When he's ready to return, Johns figures to slot in on the bottom pairing.

November 30, 2019 01:56 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Makes next step in recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns (head) was a full participant in Saturday's practice, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

Johns has been skating for over a month now, and he's officially been cleared to practice. Coach Jim Montgomery emphasized that Johns still has to hit a few more checkpoints before returning to game action, but it's positive news for the blueliner who hasn't played since the 2017-18 campaign.

October 21, 2019 12:40 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Gets on ice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns (head) skated Monday morning, Sean Shapiro of The Athletic reports.

This is part of Johns' rehab plan and isn't indicative of a return in the near future. However, it's a good sign for Johns to have a chance to get back in the lineup at some point after missing the entire 2018-19 campaign.

October 1, 2019 03:44 PM
Stars' Stephen Johns: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Johns (head) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Johns missed all of last season with post-traumatic headaches, and this move confirms he will also miss at least the start of the 2019-20 campaign. The 27-year-old did not participate in training camp, and given the nature of head injuries, a timeline for his return to the ice is undefined.

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