The Maple Leafs traded Johnsson to the Devils for Joey Anderson on Saturday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
The Maple Leafs are clearing up cap space and getting a decent player in return, but Johnsson's addition in New Jersey is a big move for the team. Johnsson scored 20 goals two seasons ago, and he produced eight goals and 13 assists over 43 games with the Maple Leafs last year. The 25-year-old winger has experience playing alongside Auston Matthews and John Tavares, so he can be deployed in the top six and on the power play. This is an excellent pickup by the Devils as they start pressing the gas on their rebuild.
Johnsson is on the ice for pregame warmups ahead of Game 5 against Columbus on Sunday and will play, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
Johnsson hasn't played since Feb. 13, when he underwent knee surgery. He put up nearly a point every other game (21 in 43 contests) in the regular season. The Swede has a nose for the net, as evidenced by his reaching to 20-goal plateau in 2018-19, and he will likely slot in on the third line with Alex Kerfoot and Ilya Mikheyev.
Johnsson (knee) was activated from injured reserve Sunday.
Johnsson underwent knee surgery in February and he was expected to be out for six months, but he was activated approximately a week before that timeline. It's unclear at this time if he will play in Sunday's Game 5 versus the Blue Jackets, but if the Maple Leafs advance, he could enter the lineup during the first round. The 24-year-old would likely play in a middle-six role.
Johnsson (knee) took part in the team's special-teams portion of practice Thursday.
While Johnsson was able to get onto the ice, the fact that he remains limited doesn't bode well for his availability versus the Blue Jackets on Sunday. The youngster missed 27 total games this season due to injuries. When healthy, the 24-year-old managed eight goals and 13 helpers in 43 appearances. Once cleared to play, Johnsson figures to compete for a top-six role and would likely force Nick Robertson or Jason Spezza up into the press box.
Johnsson (knee) skated with teammate Timothy Liljegren (undisclosed) prior to Wednesday's practice, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Johnsson, who underwent knee surgery in February, still isn't expected to be ready to play for a few more weeks, but he's clearly making progress in his recovery, and he could be an option at some point during the second round of the playoffs if the Maple Leafs are able to advance. The 25-year-old winger picked up eight goals and 21 points in 43 games during the regular season.
General Manager Kyle Dubas said Sunday that Johnsson (knee) is on track in his recovery and could be an option as early as the second round of the playoffs, Mark Masters of TSN.ca reports.
The Swede underwent surgery on his knee in February and was expected to be out for at least six months. A six-month absence would put Johnsson on track for a possible return in the middle of August, and if his team performs well, we could see the forward unexpectedly back in the mix this season. The 25-year-old would be a welcome addition for the playoffs, as he notched eight goals and 21 points across 43 games during the regular season.
Johnsson had surgery on his knee Wednesday that will keep him out six months.
Based on his recovery timeline, Johnsson should be ready in time for the start of training camp this fall. The news does eliminate the possibility of the winger playing in the postseason after originally being given an eight-week diagnosis. The 24-year-old recorded eight goals, 13 helpers and 78 shots while averaging 15:45 of ice time and was on pace to reach the 40-point mark for a second straight year.
Johnsson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.
This move was expected, as Johnsson underwent surgery on his knee and won't be ready until early April. If the Maple Leafs don't secure a playoff spot, Johnsson's season will end with eight goals and 13 assists across 43 contests.
Johnsson (knee) will require surgery which will see him sidelined for at least eight weeks, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
Since returning from a 15-game stint on the shelf due to a leg injury, Johnsson registered five points in 13 contests while averaging 12:57 of ice time. The Swedish winger figures to be back on injured reserve in short order given his lengthy recovery timeline. Dmytro Timashov should return to the lineup while the club will likely need to promote a player from the minors ahead of Saturday's clash with Ottawa.
Coach Sheldon Keefe said following Thursday's loss to Dallas that Johnsson's knee injury is "not going to be a short-term thing," Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
Johnsson exited Thursday's game in the first period after playing in just 1:33 of ice time. The Maple Leafs didn't provide an exact timeline for Johnsson's absence, but they echoed that another update should be revealed in the next 24 hours. With the Swede expected to be sidelined, Frederik Gauthier and Dmytro Timashov would be first in line to receive a shot in the lineup as early as Saturday's game against Ottawa.
Johnsson suffered a knee injury and won't return to Thursday's game against Dallas.
The Swede collided with his own teammate Kasperi Kapanen in the first period, and he saw just 1:33 of ice time before exiting. The team will roll with 11 forwards with Johnsson out, and look for Jason Spezza to get a bump up to the power play. Expect the team to provide an update on Johnsson's status ahead of Saturday's clash in Ottawa.
Johnsson scored and tallied an assist in a 5-3 win over Dallas on Wednesday.
The Maple Leafs' winger had gone seven games without a point, dating back to two games prior to Johnsson hurting his leg, which forced him to miss 15 games. It's been a down year for the Swede after he posted 43 points a year ago, as Wednesday's two-point effort gave Johnsson 18 points across 36 appearances.
Johnsson (leg) was limited to two shots on goal and 11:06 in Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Panthers.
The Maple Leafs' offense was mostly contained to the top six, while Johnsson skated lower in the lineup after a 15-game absence. The Swede has seen a bigger role at times this season, so expect him to move up once he's back up to speed. Johnsson has 16 points and 68 shots through 31 contests.
Johnsson (leg) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game in Florida, Paul Hendrick of the Maple Leafs' official site reports.
Johnsson will return from his 15-game absence while dealing with a leg injury. The 25-year-old winger has 16 points in 30 games this season and will return to a third-line role for the time being.
Johnsson (leg) will be activated off injured reserve and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against Florida, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Johnsson hasn't played since Dec. 4 while dealing with the leg injury and is expected to take warmups before making the call. Expect an update prior to game time regarding Johnsson's status for Sunday.
Johnsson (leg) sported a full contact jersey at Saturday's practice, Paul Hendrick of Leafs Nation Network reports.
The ability to take contact marks a major step in Johnsson's recovery process. Johnsson has been out of commission since Dec. 4 and will need to be taken off injured reserve before he makes his return, which could come as soon as Sunday in Florida.
Johnsson (leg) will make the trip to Florida for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Sportsnets' Chris Johnston reports.
Johnsson has been sidelined since early December with a leg injury, but he's been upgraded to day-to-day ahead of Sunday's contest, so his return appears to be imminent. Confirmation on his status against Florida should surface prior to puck drop.
Johnsson (leg) skated with a no-contact sweater Saturday, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
This is the first time Johnsson skated since injuring his leg Dec. 4. The 25-year-old winger is on long-term injured reserve, and he's eligible to return at any time after missing 12 games. Johnsson has made the next step in recovery, but he'll need to practice without limitations before returning to game action.
Johnsson was designated for long-term injured reserve after undergoing CT scans on the leg injury he suffered against Colorado on Wednesday.
Johnsson will be reevaluated following the league's Christmas break, but he'll need to miss at least the next 10 games due to his placement on long-term IR. With the winger on the shelf, Ilya Mikheyev and Zach Hyman should both see upticks in ice time.
Johnsson will not return to Wednesday's game versus the Avalanche due to a leg injury.
Johnsson skated 12:00 and registered a blocked shot, which was the cause of the injury. He was ruled out of the rest of the game early in the third period. The Maple Leafs' next game is Saturday in St. Louis. After Wednesday's contest, head coach Sheldon Keefe said Johnsson's injury didn't appear serious, James Mirtle of The Athletic reports.
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