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Ryan Johansen | Center

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/31/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 203
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Ryan Johansen's conditioning is close to where he wants it to be.
Johansen has been working to get up to speed after missing the entirety of training camp, but in the meantime he has been producing. He already has two goals and five points in just three games. Oct 16 - 8:07 AM

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Columbus forward Ryan Johansen netted both Blue Jackets markers in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Dallas.

The training camp holdout has shown absolutely no signs of rust since re-joining the club last week and has now amassed two goals and three assists in three contests. Jack Johnson picked up a pair of assists for the Blue Jackets in the losing effort.
Oct 14 - 11:40 PM

Ryan Johansen has three assists in two games despite missing training camp.

It's not that Johansen isn't rusty, it's just that he's found ways to contribute in spite of that. "I don't feel quite like myself yet, but it's coming," Johansen said. "I feel close to everybody else. It might look similar. But I still need to get my conditioning up another 10 seconds or so at high speed." Johansen is referring to his shift length when he talks about getting his conditioning up another 10 seconds as thus far he has been keeping his shifts short to minimize his conditioning problems.
Oct 13 - 9:57 AM

Ryan Johansen is doing extra workouts off the ice as he tries to get into shape.

Johansen missed all of training camp in a contract dispute before inking a three-year deal earlier in the week. He played in the opener on Thursday as he logged 14:02 minutes of ice time but the rust on his game was evident. Look for a big year from Johansen but his 33 goal, 63 point effort from a year ago, may be out of his reach this season.
Oct 11 - 6:46 AM

Ryan Johansen was "fine" in the season opener, according to Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards.

Johansen missed training camp because he wasn't signed until Monday and there were concerns he would be rusty as a result. He logged just 14:02 minutes of ice time in the Blue Jackets' season opener, but he did chip in an assist.
Oct 10 - 10:29 AM

Ryan Johansen has already begun paying dividens, chipping in an assist in Thursday night's 3-1 victory over Buffalo.

He played just 14:02, well below his average the last two seasons. However Johansen did notch the primary assist on Cam Atkinson's eventual game-winner midway through the third. The newly minted scorer played 3:36 on the powerplay as well and won 65% of his faceoffs.
Oct 9 - 11:47 PM

Ryan Johansen thinks he's ready to play in Columbus' season opener on Thursday.

"I feel like I'm ready to play," Johansen said. "Coach might feel a little different. But I just have to be smart if I do get the opportunity, making sure I'm managing my shift lengths and making smart decisions." That being said, Johansen didn't impress Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards during Wednesday's practice. After Johansen missed training camp as a restricted free agent, Richards thinks he'll need some time to get up to speed.
Oct 8 - 5:53 PM

Ryan Johansen isn't a lock to play in the Blue Jackets' season opener after missing the entirety of training camp.

Johansen finally signed with Columbus on Monday, so there's obviously questions about how much time he'll need to shake off the rust. Similarly, Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said he's concerned about his fitness and form.
Oct 8 - 12:25 PM

Ryan Johansen had plans to skate alone at Nationwide Arena upon his arrival in Columbus on Tuesday.

It’s pretty clear that Johansen wants to play in the Blue Jackets season opener but it is still unclear as to when his debut will be. With the contract negotiations extending into the preseason, the Jackets star hasn’t been able to skate with the team yet. As we reported before, we are a little concerned about his rustiness at this point. Fantasy owners are hoping for a swift return to form.
Oct 7 - 11:33 PM

Ryan Johansen thinks he'll be ready for the season opener despite missing training camp.

Johansen wasn't playing with Columbus over the preseason because he was a restricted free agent. He only agreed to terms with the Blue Jackets on Monday. The plan is for Johansen to have a physical Tuesday and then practice with Columbus on Wednesday. We're concerned about Johansen being rusty and struggling to find his groove because of it.
Oct 7 - 10:40 AM

Ryan Johansen has agreed to a three-year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the annual average value on Johansen's deal is worth $4 million. The Blue Jackets open the regular season on Thursday so he'll get some practice time in, but missing all of training camp because of his holdout may make him a little rusty. Johansen led the Jackets with 33 goals and 63 points in 82 games last season.
Oct 6 - 11:25 AM

It's looking more and more like Ryan Johansen will not sign before Columbus' season opener.

Blue Jackets president John Davidson said that the talks with Johansen haven't been progressing. "We are prepared to go with the guys we have," Davidson said. Even if Johansen signed this second, we'd still have serious concerns about his ability to live up to expectations this season after missing the entirety of training camp.
Oct 6 - 5:39 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen only have a couple of days left to negotiate if Johansen has any chance to be in the opening night lineup.

The two sides are at least talking as Johansen is currently a restricted free agent. He is practicing in his native Vancouver and will require a few days to get everything in place once he signs, including a visa to allow him to play in the United States. Stay tuned as Johansen was demanding $9.5 million over two years while the Blue Jackets countered with $6 million.
Oct 4 - 6:42 AM

Although talks have resumed between Ryan Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets, the two sides haven't made any progress yet.

Based on previously reported figures, the two sides might have as much as a $3.4 million gap to close on a two-year contract. With that in mind, it wouldn't be shocking if Johansen misses the start of the season despite the fact that Columbus is already without Boone Jenner (hand) and Nathan Horton (back).
Oct 1 - 7:47 AM

Ryan Johansen's contract talks with the Columbus Blue Jackets have resumed.

Johansen is still a restricted free agent with the start of the regular season fast approaching. His reported demands for a two-year, $9.4 million contract are tough to justify when Jaden Schwartz, who has put up similar numbers and was in a similar situation, agreed to a two-year, $4.7 million extension with the Blues. At the same time, the Blue Jackets need Johansen even more now that Boone Jenner has been sidelined with a broken hand.
Sep 30 - 7:57 AM

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