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Chad Johnson | Goalie | #31

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/10/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 197
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (125) / PIT
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Chad Johnson is eligible for unrestricted free agency this summer.
Johnson is open to returning to the Sabres, but that would depend on the team's willingness to make changes. "I know I can be a good goalie in this league and I showed that when things were the way they should be," Johnson said Monday. "I have to see the change, whether it's through players or somehow convince me through contract, through whatever it is, to come back." He posted a 10-17-3 record with a 3.55 goals-against average and .891 save percentage in 36 games. Apr 10 - 8:35 AM

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Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 12 shots before getting pulled in a 4-3 loss to the Florida Panthers.

The plan all along was to swap goaltenders for the Sabres, Johnson's poor play just made Phil Housley's decision easier on when to pull the trigger. Adam Wilcox played the final two periods and stopped all 14 shots he faced. Johnson will end the season losing his last four starts, dropping his record to 10-17-3 with a 3.55 goals-against-average and a .891 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 10:40 PM

The Buffalo Sabres will likely start Chad Johnson in goal tonight against the Florida Panthers.

If he indeed gets the start, it will be back-to-back for Johnson who gave up six goals in a 7-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning last night. Head coach Phil Housley mentioned we might see Adam Wilcox enter the game at some point depending on the result of the Flyers-Rangers game that is currently ongoing. Johnson has a 10-16-3 record this season with a 3.49 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage.
Apr 7 - 4:45 PM

Chad Johnson allowed six goals on 33 shots in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Sabres were down 4-2 in the middle frame, but they went into the second intermission with a 5-4 lead. Unfortunately for Buffalo, the Lightning managed to score three unanswered goals over the final 20 minutes. Johnson has a 10-16-3 record with a 3.49 goals-against-average and a .893 save percentage this season. The Sabres will play their final game of the 2017-18 season in Florida tomorrow night.
Apr 6 - 10:38 PM

Chad Johnson will get the nod Friday against Tampa Bay.

Johnson has three of his last four games and has surrendered 15 goals over that span. He isn't a safe start even though he has won two games versus the Lightning this year.
Apr 6 - 12:35 PM

Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 31 shots in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators.

The Sabres ended up leading 1-0 after just 30 seconds, but they couldn't keep the Senators off the scoresheet the rest of the way, as they allowed Ottawa to score three unanswered goals. Johnson has dropped three of his last four games and he's allowed at least three goals in four straight. The 31-year-old owns a 10-15-3 record with a 3.40 goals-against-average and a .895 save percentage this season.
Apr 4 - 10:25 PM

Chad Johnson will be between the pipes for Wednesday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Johnson is coming off a 31-save performance in a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. He has a 10-14-3 record with a 3.41 goals-against-average and a .895 save percentage this season.
Apr 4 - 6:51 PM

Chad Johnson allowed five goals on 36 shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Johnson gave up the game's first goal to Andreas Johnsson, but the Sabres managed to tie the game early in the second frame thanks to Sam Reinhart. Unfortunately for Buffalo, the Leafs responded by scoring three consecutive games in the middle period. The loss drops Johnson's record to 10-14-3 on the season. He'll head into his next appearance with a 3.41 goals-against-average and a .895 save percentage this season.
Apr 2 - 10:08 PM

Chad Johnson will be between the pipes Monday night against Toronto.

Johnson has posted two wins in two previous starts versus the Leafs this season, while recording a .939 save percentage and 2.50 goals-against average. He is also coming off a 7-4 win over Nashville on Saturday.
Apr 2 - 12:09 PM

Chad Johnson made 32 saves in a 7-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Johnson now has six wins in his last nine games for the Sabres. The netminder's record is now 10-13-3 with a 3.35 GAA and an .896 save percentage.
Apr 1 - 12:07 AM

Chad Johnson will be the Sabres' starter on Saturday.

That's not surprising given that goalies Robin Lehner and Linus Ullmark are sidelined. Johnson has a 3.32 GAA and .897 save percentage in 31 games this season.
Mar 30 - 2:54 PM

Chad Johnson allowed three goals on 12 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Robin Lehner started the game for Buffalo, but he didn't come out for the start of the third period because of an injury. Johnson entered the game with his team down 3-2 at the time. Unfortunately for the Sabres, the Red Wings were able to beat him three goals over the final 20 minutes of the game. The loss drops Johnson's record to 9-13-3 on the season. He'll enter his next appearance with a 3.32 goals-against-average and a .897 save percentage.
Mar 29 - 10:17 PM

Chad Johnson stopped 39 of 41 shots in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

To put it plain and simple, Johnson's great game is the only reason why the Sabres were able to come away with two points tonight. The 39 saves are the most he's made in a game all season and tonight's win will improve his record to 9-12-3 with a 3.25 goals-against-average and .899 save percentage.
Mar 26 - 10:03 PM

Updating a previous item, Chad Johnson will get the start for the Sabres on Monday.

Linus Ullmark was supposed to be between the pipes against Toronto tonight, but he suffered an injury during the morning skate. Johnson has an 8-12-3 record with a 3.30 goals-against-average and a .896 save percentage this season.
Mar 26 - 6:51 PM

Chad Johnson (head) is regarded as day-to-day.

Johnson left Wednesday's game after taking a shot to the head. He hasn't been diagnosed with a concussion, but the Sabres are being cautious.
Mar 22 - 1:36 PM

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3Sam Reinhart
4Evan Rodrigues
5Jacob Josefson
6Johan Larsson
LW1Benoit Pouliot
2Zemgus Girgensons
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RW1Kyle Okposo
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3Justin Bailey
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Marco Scandella
3Zach Bogosian
4Nathan Beaulieu
5Jake McCabe
6Josh Gorges
7Victor Antipin
8Justin Falk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson