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Erik Johnson | Defenseman

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 232
College: Minnesota
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Erik Johnson (knee) won't play Tuesday night and coach Patrick Roy would be "very surprised" if he suits up before the end of the regular season.
He had minor knee surgery on Jan. 26 and was originally expected to miss three-to-eight weeks. Johnson had 12 goals and 23 points in 47 games prior to getting injured. Apr 7 - 12:12 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Erik Johnson (knee) isn't projected to play on Colorado's upcoming three-game road trip.

He skated on Tuesday morning but coach Patrick Roy said the defenseman isn't ready to return from a knee injury that has kept him on the shelf since Jan. 21. Johnson may return during the team's homestand to close out the season next week, but there's also a chance that he could be done for the rest of the year.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 4:15 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) won't play Monday night.

He took part in the morning skate and he's expected to fully participate in Tuesday's session. After that, his status will be reassessed, but it's still unclear if he'll be fine to return.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 30 - 5:46 PM

It appears as though Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson isn't quite ready to return just yet.

He won't be able to play on Saturday, but the versatile blueliner is "getting close" and could very well return on Monday or Wednesday. Stay tuned in early next week.
Mar 28 - 1:27 PM

Erik Johnson was on the ice with his teammates Saturday morning.

It was the first time Johnson has joined his teammates in a skate since he injured his knee on January 21st. Although Johnson won't play Saturday night against the Sabres, he is getting closer to a return. Check back with us next week for updates on Johnson's status.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 28 - 12:40 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) won't travel with the Avalanche on their three-game road trip.

Johnson practiced with the Avalanche on Sunday but he still isn't ready to return to the lineup. The 27-year-old has been out since January 27th with the injury. Head coach Patrick Roy said that Johnson may be ready to return when Colorado plays their next home game on March 28th against Buffalo.
Mar 22 - 2:35 PM

Erik Johnson is close to being ready to return from a knee injury, which required arthroscopic surgery.

He might be available as soon as Monday night in Calgary. "Right now he's doing really well," coach Patrick Roy said. "When is he going to be back? I would say his return is pretty close." Johnson has been sidelined since Jan. 21.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 19 - 12:44 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) skated before practice on Monday.

He could be back in the lineup around Mar. 26 when Colorado plays Vancouver because that marks exactly two months after he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 16 - 4:39 PM

Coach Patrick Roy has said that Erik Johnson is expected to return during Colorado's five-game road trip.

The Avalanche will host the Flames on Saturday night before traveling to play the Coyotes, Ducks, Flames, Oilers, and the Canucks between March 19th and March 26th. So in essence, Johnson is expected to return within the next two weeks according to Coach Roy. Through 47 games this season, Johnson has compiled 12 goals, 23 points, 93 hits, and 107 blocks.
Mar 13 - 11:15 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) skated on Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery.

Johnson has missed almost six weeks due to the injury. He was initially estimated to miss three-to-eight weeks and Avalanche coach Patrick Roy still believes Johnson's time on the sidelines will be within that range.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 7 - 10:29 AM

Erik Johnson (knee) has not been seen skating yet.

It's almost been five weeks since he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery. Johnson was expected to be out for three to eight weeks. He has a career high 12 goals in 47 games to go with 11 assists.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 24 - 10:59 AM

Erik Johnson will be out of action for three-to-eight weeks with a knee injury.

He had a knee scope performed on Monday. Johnson missed the All-Star Game due to the ailment. He has posted a career high of 12 goals in 47 games this season and he has 23 points.
Jan 26 - 5:49 PM

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been ruled out for Sunday's NHL All-Star game with a lower-body injury.

The 26-year-old has 12 goals and 23 points in 47 games so far this season. This is probably good news for fantasy owners, as Johnson can use the weekend to rest and recharge to bolster his attempt to match the terrific first half he's had to the season. No replacement has been named yet, but you can bet P.K. Subban will be a trending topic.
Jan 22 - 10:31 PM

Erik Johnson will represent the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL All-Star game.

Johnson leads all defensemen in goals with 12. He has really been the backbone of Colorado's team this season. The 26-year-old has been solid in his own end, while scoring 22 points in 41 games. "Kind of just proves that if you believe in yourself — doesn't matter what anyone else says — you can accomplish anything," said Johnson. "Feels really good to do it in Colorado. This is an organization that traded for me, believed in me, and it means a lot to do it here."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 11:42 AM

Erik Johnson did not practice on Friday due to general soreness, but is expected to be in the Colorado lineup Saturday afternoon against Dallas.

Just in case you were worrying. Keep Johnson active.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 10 - 12:40 PM

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