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Erik Johnson | Defenseman | #6

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 225
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (1) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Johnson (upper body) is out indefinitely.
Colorado will have to bring up some reinforcements with Johnson, Anton Lindholm and Mark Barberio on the sidelines due to injuries. Johnson was hurt in Sunday's contest against Edmonton. He ranks fifth in the NHL in average ice time per game (25:43) and has 22 points in 56 matches. Losing Johnson is a big blow to the Avalanche defense corps. Feb 19 - 2:08 PM

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Erik Johnson (upper body) left Sunday's game against Edmonton early in the third period.

Johnson was reportedly seen with his left arm wrapped up after the match and coach Jared Bednar did not provide an update on the defenseman's status. He would be a significant loss on Colorado's back end if he is out for an extended period of time.
Feb 19 - 12:00 PM

Erik Johnson posted an assist with a plus-1 rating, two blocked shots and two hits over 26:59 of ice time in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss at Vancouver.

Johnson has a season-high eight points (two goals, six assists) in 11 games in the month of January, and he is averaging a point-per-game over his past five outings. After a slow start he has picked up the pace and is once again a solid fantasy option in most pools, especially those rewarding hits and blocked shots.
Jan 31 - 2:05 AM

Erik Johnson posted the game-winning goal with :10 remaining in overtime to lift the Avalanche past the Jets on Tuesday night.

Johnson was highly involved on the offensive end and it seemed just a matter of time before he broke through, as he posted a team-high six shots on goal. He also helped the bottom line of fantasy owners with a plus-1 rating and three blocked shots. He now has goals in back-to-back games, while amassing four goals and seven points over his past 11 outings.
Jan 3 - 12:24 AM

Erik Johnson picked up an assist with a minor penalty in Wednesday's 3-1 loss against the Coyotes.

It was Johnson's first point since returning from a two-game suspension for boarding. Apparently he didn't learn much from his penalty, as he has picked up 11 PIM over his past two games since returning from the banishment. With just four goals and 13 points overall this season, his biggest contributions in fantasy pools come in the blocked shots, hits and penalty minutes categories.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 12:27:00 AM

Erik Johnson is eligible to return from his suspension on Saturday.

Johnson was suspended two games for boarding Tampa Bay's Vladislav Namestnikov. "There’s nothing worse than being out of the lineup and seeing the team struggle, so it was good to see them be so successful," Johnson said. "It makes it soften the blow, a little bit. It still stinks not playing, but the guys played great and I’m excited to get back in the lineup. I’ll just jump back in and play the way I’ve been playing and hopefully we’ll keep going the right way. It’s pretty sound hockey we’re playing right now." Johnson has four goals and eight assists in 32 games this season.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 11:23:00 AM

Erik Johnson has been suspended for two games by the NHL for boarding Tampa Bay's Vladislav Namestnikov.

Johnson gave Namestnikov a hard slash while chasing the forward, who was rushing towards the net, and then pushed him hard into the boards. Johnson amassed 17 minutes in penalties on the play.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 10:21:00 PM

The NHL has scheduled a hearing with Erik Johnson for his boarding of Tampa Bay’s Vladislav Namestnikov.

It looked like a really bad play. Johnson slashed Namestnikov from behind and when that didn't take Namestnikov down, Johnson then crosschecked Namestnikov in the back, shoving him off balance and causing him to crash into the boards. Johnson's probably going to miss time over this play, but we'll have to wait to see how much it will be.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 03:01:00 PM

Erik Johnson (undisclosed) was able to play on Monday.

Johnson was hurt during Saturday's contest, but he didn't end up missing any games due to the ailment. He registered an assist in 26:51 minutes of ice time Monday night.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:39:00 AM

Erik Johnson sustained an undisclosed injury during Saturday's contest.

Johnson was hurt while blocking a shot late in the third period. He didn't complete the game as a result and the Avalanche didn't have an update on his status after the contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 09:47:00 AM

Erik Johnson scored his third goal of the season in a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday night.

Johnson tied the game at 2-2 late in the first period before the Lightning claimed the victory with three unanswered goals. He didn't have a point in his previous six outings. Johnson has 10 points in 27 games this campaign.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 8, 2017 10:44:00 AM

Erik Johnson notched a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 OT win over Detroit.

Johnson also had five shots on target, one hit and two blocks in 30:48 of ice time. The Avalanche rearguard has averaged 26:43 of playing time per game this season, which ranks fifth overall in the league. Johnson has also chipped in eight points in 19 games.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 11:32:00 AM

Erik Johnson has been seeing heavy ice time for the Avalanche this season.

Johnson ranks fourth in the league in average ice time per game (26:27) and he is tied for fourth among defensemen in plus-minus with a plus-6 rating. He has been praised for his leadership and his presence on the back end was missed by the team last season. Johnson has also contributed one assist, six penalty minutes, six shots, 11 hits and 15 blocks this year.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Erik Johnson logged a game-high 26:37 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Johnson was double-shifted at times because rookie defenseman Andrei Mironov experienced some troubles in his NHL debut. "I just thrive being out there more, playing more," Johnson said. "I feel good and if that's what it takes to help the team win every night, I'll play as many minutes as they want." He was credited with two shots, four hits, one block and a plus-2 rating in the victory.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 10:29:00 AM

Erik Johnson capped Colorado's comeback with the overtime winner on Tuesday night.

The Avalanche spotted Chicago a 3-0 lead before rallying for the victory. It was Johnson's second goal of the season. He has one goal and three assists in the last five games.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 11:22:00 AM

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