The Wild reassigned Johnson to AHL Iowa on Sunday.
With Joel Eriksson-Ek (upper body) ready to return from a three-game absence, the Wild chose to usher Johnson the the minors for the roster spot. The 25-year-old is a minus-3 and went pointless in three games with the big club this campaign.
Johnson was recalled from AHL Iowa on Monday.
The 25-year-old forward has racked up three goals and seven points in 10 AHL contests this season. Johnson spent 15 games with the Blackhawks last season, tallying one assist in the process.
Johnson signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Monday.
Johnson has spent the majority of the past three seasons with AHL Rockford, totaling 78 points in 199 appearances. The 2013 fifth-round pick will likely stick with Minnesota's AHL affiliate for most, if not all of the 2019-20 campaign, so there's no reason for him to be on fantasy owners' radars.
Johnson didn't receive a qualifying offer from the Blackhawks on Tuesday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
Johnson wasn't going to be anything more than an organizational depth option for Chicago in 2019-20, so it makes sense for both parties to go their separate ways. He'll be seeking a two-way deal with a new organization once he hits free agency on July 1.
The Blackhawks reassigned Johnson to AHL Rockford on Saturday.
Johnson wasn't very effective during his brief stay with the big club, firing one shot on goal while averaging just 8:50 of ice time in two contests. The 24-year-old pivot will return to a prominent role with Rockford, where he's notched four goals and seven points in 10 games this campaign.
The Blackhawks recalled Johnson from AHL Rockford on Wednesday.
Chicago placed Marcus Kruger (concussion) on injured reserve in a corresponding move, so Johnson will likely round out the team's depth up front until Kruger is cleared to return. The 24-year-old Johnson has notched four goals and seven points in 10 AHL appearances this campaign.
Johnson was reassigned to AHL Rockford on Sunday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
The 24-year-old pivot has suited up for 13 NHL games this year, notching one assist and an ugly minus-7 rating. Johnson's development will be better off in minors, where he can play nightly in a top-six role.
Johnson was recalled from AHL Rockford on Tuesday.
In a corresponding move, the Blackhawks sent goalie Anton Forsberg down to the minors. Johnson is not a skater that will captivate a given fantasy owner considering he's a bottom-six filler who's averaged only 8:55 of ice time through his first three NHL games.
Johnson was reassigned to AHL Rockford to Thursday, Scott Powers of The Athletic reports.
This move was made in order for the Blackhawks to activate No. 1 goaltender Corey Crawford (concussion) from injured reserve. Perhaps Johnson will return to the big stage in the event of injuries to the parent club's forward group.
Johnson has gone scoreless while averaging just 8:55 of ice time through the first three games of the campaign.
Johnson had a solid training camp, but that hasn't translated to success early on this season. It wouldn't be surprising to see the 24-year-old rookie head to AHL Rockford for more consistent playing time if he continues to struggle with the big club.
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