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Ryan Johnson | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (41) / 6/14/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 202
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 2 (36) / Fla

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Ryan Johnson's professional tryout with the Detroit Red Wings has ended.
Detroit declined to offer Johnson a contract. He had a goal and six points in 34 games with the Blackhawks last season. Mon, Oct 3, 2011 02:25:00 PM

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Ryan Johnson signed a professional tryout with the Detroit Red Wings because he is looking to win a Stanley Cup ring.

The 35-year-old center had better opportunities to crack another NHL lineup rather than the stacked Red Wings but thought his best chance to get his name on the Cup was with Detroit. He is a good faceoff man but fantasy-wise his value is nil. He has a shot to make the team as its last forward.
Fri, Sep 23, 2011 09:32:00 AM

Ryan Johnson has reportedly accepted a professional tryout with the Detroit Red Wings.

He dressed in 34 games with the Chicago Blackhawks last campaign and is renowned for his shot-blocking abilities. However, it will be very difficult for him to earn a spot with the Red Wings out of training camp.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 04:35:00 PM

Ryan Johnson will be in the Chicago lineup Friday.

Johnson missed part of the third period in Game 1 when he went knee-to-knee with a Vancouver player. Adjust your lineup if need be.
Fri, Apr 15, 2011 07:37:00 AM

Ryan Johnson was injured late in the third period and did not return.

Coach Joel Quenneville said after the game that Johnson was fine. If you took him in your fantasy draft, he should be okay to go in Game 2.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 07:36:00 AM

Ryan Johnson has played well since moving up to the third line.

The Blackhawks are hurting down the middle with the injury to Dave Bolland and Johnson has made up for a lot of it, especially with his efficiency at the face off dot as he has won 172 of 273 opportunities for a 63 percent rating, best in the NHL with anyone over 250 chances. Grab him if you need help in the category.
Sun, Apr 3, 2011 07:05:00 AM

Ryan Johnson was 11-12 on face-off draws against Calgary on Wednesday.

The only loss was to Olli Jokinen, otherwise Johnson was perfect in the dot. Johnson has played in only 16 games this season so he has had only 127 draws, winning 79 for a 62.2 winning percentage. He is worth picking up if you use faceoffs as a category.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 07:51:00 AM

Ryan Johnson got 11:22 minutes of playing time in his return from a concussion on Sunday.

Johnson blocked two shots and won nine of 12 faceoffs. He has no points and a minus-four rating in 11 games this season.
Mon, Feb 21, 2011 09:51:00 AM

Ryan Johnson (concussion) has been cleared to play.

Johnson will be taken off the injured reserve list and it is likely to happen on Sunday. He was injured on Feb. 11. While he is a solid two-way player, Johnson has no fantasy value.
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 07:11:00 AM

Ryan Johnson (concussion) is eligible to return from the IR today.

Johnson hasn’t skated much and may need a few more practices to get his feet back. Johnson is a solid two-way forward when healthy.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 12:01:00 PM

Ryan Johnson is targeting Sunday's contest versus Pittsburgh as a possible return date from a concussion.

He skated with his Chicago teammates on Wednesday and said he is feeling good. Johnson is currently on the Blackhawks' IR after suffering a concussion last Friday night in Dallas.
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 03:08:00 PM

Forward Ryan Johnson (upper body) has been placed on the IR by the Blackhawks.

Johnson has a history of upper body injuries. He will go on the IR until this injury passes.
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 04:20:00 PM

Ryan Johnson left Friday night’s game against the Dallas Stars.

Johnson left in the second period and did not return. After the game, coach Joel Quenneville indicated that he suffered an upper-body injury. As of now Johnson is day-to-day and will be re-evaluated Saturday.Johnson had just returned to the lineup after suffering a previous upper-body injury.
Sat, Feb 12, 2011 10:17:00 AM

Ryan Johnson (lower body) returned to action on Wednesday February 9.

Johnson picked up a two minute minor for kneeing and had a couple of shots on goal for the Blackhawks in 10:31 minutes of action. He has no fantasy value.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 01:58:00 AM

Ryan Johnson missed Tuesday's 7-4 victory over Columbus due to a lower body injury.

Johnson didn't even travel with the team to Columbus. He's only played in eight NHL games since signing a one-year contract in mid-December.
Wed, Feb 2, 2011 10:10:00 AM

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