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Tyler Johnson | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/29/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 182
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Tyler Johnson (lower body) will not play in Sunday’s All-Star Game, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
Unlike players who dropped out last-minute because of injuries and never came to the event, Johnson will be eligible to play in the Lightning’s first game after the break because he is in Columbus. Tampa Bay visits the Hurricanes on Jan. 27. Johnson has 17 goals and 48 points this season. It’s unclear if the NHL will allow rookie Mike Hoffman to participate in the game so that Team Toews fields a complete lineup. Jan 24 - 10:43 PM

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USA TODAY Sports NHL columnist Kevin Allen thinks that Tyler Johnson could be Team USA’s No. 1 center at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

The 2014 All-Star has emerged as a "possible difference-maker," Allen said. Johnson has 48 points and a plus-26 rating this season in 46 games. He has also been a total steal in fantasy leagues as the Lightning’s second-line center. "The offense and creativity were always there, but it's the skating that has really taken another step ahead," said TSN’s Craig Button.
Jan 24 - 7:08 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson will skip the 2015 All-Star Game skills competition because of a lower-body injury.

Johnson's been nursing some issues, so it makes sense that he's at least taking this event off on Saturday night.
Jan 24 - 5:11 PM

Tyler Johnson made an unexpected return to the lineup Thursday night.

"I had to beg to get on the ice (for the morning skate), I wasn't even supposed to be on the ice," said Johnson, who sat out Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury. "But I felt all right to play and I hate watching games. I've played with worse and felt I should get out there. It kind of worked out." He registered a pair of assists on third period goals by Ondrej Palat to give the Lightning a 3-2 comeback win over Edmonton.
Jan 16 - 11:39 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) returned to action on Thursday January 15.

Johnson missed Tuesday's game due to the injury. He had two assists and logged 17:35 minutes of ice time in his return.
Jan 16 - 3:04 AM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) practiced Thursday in a red, no-contact jersey.

Coach Jon Cooper said the session was "encouraging," but Johnson won't play Thursday. He still might return before the All-Star break, but he isn't sure if he'll be able to take part in the game. "It's really cool, but if it's missing an All-Star game or missing a regular-season game, I'd miss the All-Star game before that," Johnson said. "I'm more worried about the team right now. That's priority No. 1. Whatever's going to help the team, whether it'd be going to that or resting, that's what you have to do."
Jan 15 - 5:56 PM

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

Johnson sustained the injury on Monday and couldn't finish that game as a result. The good news is that he's not expected to be sidelined for long. In fact, he might even play again before the All-Star break. He has 17 goals and 46 points in 43 contests in 2014-15. The Lightning have called up Vladislav Namestnikov to help fill the void.
Jan 13 - 12:59 PM

Tyler Johnson (lower body) probably won't be available for the Lightning on Tuesday.

Coach Jon Cooper said after Monday's loss to Philadelphia that there's a "good chance" that Johnson and Victor Hedman, who was also hurt in the match, wouldn't play against Boston. Both of them suffered lower-body injuries. Johnson didn't play after the midway point of the second period.
Jan 13 - 10:05 AM

Updating a previous item, Tyler Johnson left Monday's game against Philadelphia with a lower body injury.

Johnson won't return to this game. There's no word on how serious the injury is, but it is possible that the Lightning are keeping Johnson out because they are being blown out by the Flyers. Johnson has been a huge part of Tampa Bay's success this season.
Jan 12 - 9:18 PM

Tyler Johnson left Monday's game against Philadelphia in the second period.

It's been a rough evening for the Lightning. They trail 7-2 heading to the third period and both Johnson and Victor Hedman have exited the game because of injury. It's unclear how Johnson was injured, but we'll pass along an update as soon as one is made available. Losing either player for any significant period of time would be devastating for the Lightning.
Jan 12 - 9:07 PM

Tyler Johnson and teammate Nikita Kucherov lead the NHL with a plus-26 rating.

Some people aren't fond of the plus/minus stat, but being plus-26 at the midway point of the season is impressive. Johnson, Kucherov and Ondrej Palat have come together to form an incredible second line for Tampa Bay. The Lightning lead the NHL in scoring with 139 goals (3.23 per game).
Jan 12 - 5:37 PM

Tyler Johnson's fantastic stretch of played continued against Montreal Tuesday night as he found the back of the net twice in a 4-2 win.

With 17 goals and 45 points on the season, Johnson is beginning to approach the totals he posted last year in about 40 fewer games. Not only is he surprisingly six points ahead of Steve Stamkos for the team lead in scoring, but he currently sits third in the entire NHL, just three points behind frontrunner Jakub Voracek. J.T. Brown and Brett Connolly also scored for Tampa in the win.
Jan 6 - 10:38 PM

Tyler Johnson scored two goals in Tampa Bay's 4-2 win over Ottawa on Sunday.

Johnson's phenomenal season continues. The 24-year-old's first goal tied the game at 2-2 in the second period, and his second goal gave the Lightning a 4-2 lead. Johnson has been a really pleasant surprise this year. He's been able to keep his point-per-game pace up through 40 games. Johnson has 15 goals, 43 points and a plus-26 rating in 40 games this season. Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos also scored for the Lightning.
Jan 4 - 10:02 PM

Tyler Johnson's fourth career three-point effort in Tampa's 5-1 win over Bufallo has made him the team's leading scorer, for now.

He ranks third on the team with 13 goals, and first with 27 assists and 40 points. Stamkos, mind you, has 20 goals (first) and 18 assists (T-third) for 38 points.(second). Johnson is just another in a great line of 5'9" players who make you wonder how much size really matters.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 09:17:00 PM

Tyler Johnson buried three goals for the Lightning on Tuesday night as they defeated Pittsburgh by a score of 4-3.

Johnson's sophomore campaign has been fantastic overall and his play of late has been even more notable. He is currently in the midst of a five-game point streak during which he has collected five goals and three assists. Nikita Kucherov also scored for the Bolts while Ondrej Palat drew three helpers in the win.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
10Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov