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Erik Johnson | Defenseman | #6

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/21/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 232
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (1) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Erik Johnson logged just 8:18 of ice time on Thursday against Dallas.
He was tossed from the game early in the second period for a boarding play on Stars defenseman Johnny Oduya. Johnson got a five-minute major and a game misconduct. Apr 8 - 9:59 AM

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Erik Johnson did a bit of everything during Friday's 4-3 shootout win over the Flames.

Johnson picked up his 11th goal and 25th point of the season, as well as posting two hits and five blocks during his 28:20 of ice time. That's enough to make a lot of owners very happy. He now sits one goal shy of matching his career high.
Mar 19 - 1:28 AM

Erik Johnson just continues to score, picking up his eighth goal during Sunday's 4-1 loss to Buffalo.

Last season Johnson posted 12 goals and 23 points in just 47 games, which is a fantastic rate. This season the veteran blue liner is just two points shy of matching that mark through 49 games. Proving he's still capable of maintain his roughly half-a-point per-game pace.
Feb 14 - 3:19 PM

Erik Johnson picked up a pair of helpers during Thursday's 4-3 overtime loss to Dallas.

Johnson had another excellent game registering the two assists along with a pair of shots and hits, plus six blocks during his 25:24 of work. He's now up to 13 assists and 20 points in 45 games thus far.
Feb 5 - 12:14 AM

Erik Johnson will indeed play against the Sharks on Tuesday night.

Johnson has posted seven goals and 16 points with 27 PIMs, 70 hits, and 98 blocks through 41 games this season. Which makes him an easy must-play on a nightly basis.
Jan 26 - 9:43 PM

Erik Johnson's status for Tuesday's game is uncertain after he missed the morning skate because of an illness.

Johnson spent the morning back at the hotel and coach Patrick Roy didn't skate the team's potential scratches following the session. He'll probably be a game-time decision.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 26 - 4:39 PM

Erik Johnson will be back in the Colorado lineup for Saturday night's contest against Dallas.

Johnson had missed the past three weeks with a knee injury. He will once again partner with Francois Beauchemin and should be active in almost all fantasy formats.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 23 - 11:51 AM

Erik Johnson (knee) will be back in the Avalanche's lineup on Saturday.

Johnson will miss Friday's game though. That decision isn't too surprising as it prevents Johnson from having to play on back-to-back days immediately after returning from the injury. He has seven goals and 16 points in 40 contests this season.
Jan 22 - 2:35 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) hopes to play on Friday or Saturday.

Johnson took part in Thursday's practice. "I passed the conditioning test on the ice," Johnson said. "I should be ready to go any day now. ... I feel good, strong and ready to go. I hurt it (against) L.A., and we weren't sure if it was going to be a couple-of-days thing, or two-or-three-week thing. It took a little bit longer than I wanted, but fortunately the guys have been playing great and that makes it easier when they're winning to kind of make sure you're ready to go." Johnson has missed eight straight games. It wouldn't be shocking if the Avalanche decide to hold him out of Friday's game so that he doesn't have to start his return with contests on back-to-back days.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 21 - 5:05 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) took part in Wednesday's practice.

Patrick Roy noted that Johnson looked good during the practice. Johnson appears to be getting close to returning to the Avalanche's lineup. He has seven goals and 16 points in 40 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 20 - 1:51 PM

Erik Johnson (knee) may be able to return to the lineup in the next week or so.

He still hasn't gone through a full practice with the team yet, but he skated with Colorado's scratches from Monday on Tuesday afternoon. "E.J.'s doing better," coach Patrick Roy said. "I think he should be practicing with us (Wednesday) for the morning skate."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 19 - 6:01 PM

Erik Johnson did not make Colorado's two-game road trip.

He will therefore not play Saturday night against Columbus or Monday night against Winnipeg as he is still having some issues with his injured knee. Keep Johnson on reserve until further notice.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 16 - 11:46 AM

Erik Johnson has been moved to injured reserve, but he hasn't sustained a setback in his recovery from a knee ailment.

The move was required to call up Chris Bigras and Nikita Zadorov on Wednesday. Johnson resumed skating on Tuesday and has been sidelined since Jan. 4.
Jan 13 - 2:30 PM

Erik Johnson skated for the first time Tuesday at an optional session since suffering a knee injury.

He hasn't played since getting hurt on Jan. 4 against the Los Angeles Kings. Coach Patrick Roy is encouraged by Johnson's progress, but the team won't know more until he skates more.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 5:06 PM

Erik Johnson hasn't resumed skating since he suffered a lower-body injury against Los Angeles on Jan. 4.

He missed his third straight game Sunday. "We'll know more when he's on the ice," coach Patrick Roy said of Johnson. "But we haven't put him on IR to show we think it's a short period of time. It's different for Brad Stuart. He didn't do so well the last time (he skated). I'm not saying it's a setback, it's just going to take more time than we thought."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 11 - 12:21 PM

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D1Tyson Barrie
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3Francois Beauchemin
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