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Tyler Johnson | Center | #9

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 183
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It sounds like Tyler Johnson isn't close to returning from his lower-body injury.
Johnson hasn't played since Mar. 9 and it doesn't sound like his return is imminent. When asked if Johnson would play again this season, Lightning coach Jon Cooper answered: "I don't know," so he could realistically be out for the year. With the Lightning just one point out of a playoff spot, they could definitely use him. Mar 25 - 10:42 AM

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Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't play in Thursday's match with Boston.

Mark it seven games in a row on the sidelines for Johnson, who does not appear to be making progress towards a return.
Mar 23 - 4:03 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) hasn't skated with the team since March 16.

Johnson was not on the ice again for Monday's session. He has missed the past five games with a lower-body injury.
Mar 20 - 11:12 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't make his return on Thursday.

This will be Johnson's fourth straight game on the sidelines. He has 19 goals and 44 points in 64 contests this season.
Mar 16 - 11:32 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't play Tuesday.

Coach Jon Cooper said, "Best case scenario is he's back for Toronto (Thursday). But I can't sit here and say that's in the cards." Johnson has been sidelined since Mar. 9 because of a lower-body injury.
Mar 14 - 6:59 PM

Tyler Johnson will be out with lower body injury Saturday against the Panthers.

He suffered the injury on Thursday against the Wild. Johnson is considered day-to-day, for now. Through 64 games Johnson has posted 19 goals and 44 points.
Mar 11 - 1:55 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) was injured during Thursday's game against the Minnesota Wild and did not return.

He was hurt after what appeared to be a knee-on-knee hit from Nino Niederreiter. Vladimir Namestnikov and Cedric Paquette were also both injured during the contest and Jon Cooper said after the game that it would be a "blessing" if any of the three were available for Saturday.
Mar 9 - 11:13 PM

Tyler Johnson set a franchise record with 22 faceoff wins Monday against the Rangers.

He posted an 84.6 winning percentage after he lost just four draws. Johnson has been productive on the scoresheet as well lately. He has racked up 18 points in the last 21 contests.
Mar 9 - 11:16 AM

Tyler Johnson picked up three points in Tampa Bay's 4-3 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Johnson's goal tied the game at two midway through the third period. He also helped set up Nikita Kucherov's goal less than five minutes later and Victor Hedman's overtime winner. Johnson now has nine points in his last six outings. He's up to 18 goals and 24 assists in 60 games.
Mar 1 - 10:53 PM

Tyler Johnson picked up a pair of assists in Tampa Bay's 4-1 win against Edmonton on Tuesday night.

He had a hand in goals by Triplets linemates Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov in the match. Johnson has been productive of late with four goals and seven assists in the past 10 outings.
Feb 22 - 10:37 AM

Tyler Johnson is expected to center the Bolts' top line against the Stars on Saturday.

He's expected to be flanked by Vladislav Namestnikov and Nikita Kucherov after missing two games with a lower body injury. Through 54 games this season Johnson has posted 16 goals and 33 points.
Feb 18 - 5:44 PM

Tyler Johnson skated with the team on Saturday.

Which is a strong indicator that he'll be available to play tonight against Dallas. We'll keep you posted.
Feb 18 - 3:58 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) practiced on Friday with the team wearing a regular jersey between Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov.

Well, that's certainly a positive sign. "Had a good practice today, so we'll see it feels tomorrow," Johnson said. He's expected to participate in the morning skate and make a decision from there on Saturday.
Source: Joe Smith
Feb 17 - 1:50 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) won't play in Saturday's match against the Jets.

Mark it two in a row out of the lineup for the talented pivot. There is growing concern that he won't be ready to return following their bye. Johnson is still considered day-to-day.
Feb 11 - 6:24 PM

Tyler Johnson is not expected to play in Saturday's game against the Jets due to a lower body injury.

Coach Jon Cooper called it a "long shot" that Johnson will play, so we'd set your lineup accordingly. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Feb 11 - 3:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Johnson
2Vladislav Namestnikov
3Cedric Paquette
4Steven Stamkos
LW1Jonathan Drouin
2Ondrej Palat
3Alex Killorn
4Greg McKegg
5Yanni Gourde
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Brayden Point
4J.T. Brown
5Joel Vermin
6Adam Erne
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Jake Dotchin
6Slater Koekkoek
7Andrej Sustr
8Luke Witkowski
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj