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6 Erik Johnson D
Height/Weight: 6-4/232 | Birthdate: 3/21/1988 | Birthplace: Bloomington, MN, USA | Team: Colorado Avalanche | College: Minnesota | NHL Experience: 6 | Salary: $3,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/71 | Average Draft Position: 211.50
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4/9/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Verging On Career Year

News: Erik Johnson contributed a goal and a power-play assist in Tuesday's victory over Edmonton.
Analysis: He now has 38 points on the year, just one off his career high, set back in his 2009-10 sophomore campaign with St. Louis. This has easily been Erik Johnson's best season since coming over to Colorado, and the Avs have to hope he can carry it over into the playoffs.

3/28/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Misses Friday Practice

News: Erik Johnson (illness) missed Friday's practice with the flu, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson also missed Thursday's morning skate with the illness, but was still able to play on Thursday night. The illness seems unlikely to keep him out of Saturday's game, but his status should be monitored.

3/27/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson To Play Thursday

News: Despite missing Thursday's morning skate with the flu, Erik Johnson will play against the Canucks, reports Mike Chambers of the Denver Post.
Analysis: The Avs' highest scoring D-man and power-play quarterback appears no worse for wear after the flu held him back earlier in the day. Go ahead and roll him.

3/27/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Misses Morning Skate With Flu

News: Erik Johnson missed Thursday's morning skate with flu-like symptoms, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The illness has Erik Johnson questionable for Thursday's game against the Canucks. The Avalanche will see how Johnson is feeling leading up to pregame warmups before deciding whether or not he'll draw into the lineup.

3/6/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL Avs' Johnson Grabs Two More Assists

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Grabs Two More Assists

News: Erik Johnson dished out two assists and went plus-3 Thursday in an overtime win against the Red Wings.
Analysis: All of a sudden, Erik Johnson is living up to his pedigree. He's got six points in his last three games and is plus-5 in that span to boot, all while playing a physical game (seven hits) and a defensively responsible one (six blocks).

3/4/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL Avs' Johnson Collects Three Helpers Tuesday

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Collects Three Helpers Tuesday

News: Erik Johnson piled up three assists Tuesday en route to a 4-2 defeat of the Blackhawks.
Analysis: The Avs' D is officially red hot, hitting the scoresheet 14 times in the last four games. Erik Johnson hadn't recorded an assist since Feb. 1 against Buffalo, when he also recorded three. He looked very first-overall-pick-like skating in the hostile confines of the United Center, also blocking five shots and going plus-2 while earning the honor of the game's second star. With four points in the last two games, it's starting to look like EJ has a chip on his shoulder after being snubbed from the Olympics and missing time due to suspension. Look into his availability -- this guy's upside is enormous.

3/3/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Returns With Goal

News: Erik Johnson returned to action Sunday after serving a two-game suspension and fired home the game-winner late in the third period of a 6-3 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Erik Johnson's eighth blast of the season came as part of a four-goal explosion in the third period that the Lightning couldn't counter. Most impressively, the Avs' D-men tallied four of their six goals, with Tyson Barrie opening the game's scoring and Nick Holden netting a pair. Johnson leads Avalanche defensemen in points (25) and ice time, and the former first overall pick will be relied upon heavily over the last quarter of the season.

3/2/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs Welcome Johnson Back

News: Erik Johnson has completed his two-game suspension and will be available Sunday against the Lightning.
Analysis: Get him back in your lineups if you've kept him on the bench while waiting for the banishment to pass. Erik Johnson has provided seven goals and 17 assists over 58 games while also supplying 100 hits and 97 blocks on the defensive end.

2/26/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs Miss Suspended Johnson

News: Erik Johnson served the first of his two-game suspension during Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Kings.
Analysis: Colorado's ice time leader and highest-scoring D-man was sorely missed in this one, as their defense looked porous against a Kings team that had scored a combined eight goals in their last eight games. Erik Johnson will sit out one more tilt against the Coyotes Friday as punishment for his March 8 slash to the Islanders' Frans Nielsen. He's slated to return when the Avalanche host the Lightning in Denver on Sunday, March 2.

2/12/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Suspended Two Games

News: Erik Johnson was suspended two games for his slash to the hand of the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday, Ren Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson's actions resulted in a broken hand for Nielsen, and he's now face the consequence of missing the Avs' first two games out of the break, making him eligible to return Mar. 2 against the Lightning. The suspension notwithstanding, Johnson has been a serviceable depth defenseman for fantasy owners this season, totaling 24 points and a plus-5 rating over 58 games while averaging 22:49 of ice time.

2/11/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson To Have A Hearing With The League

News: Erik Johnson is slated to have a phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday in the wake of his third-period slash on the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday night, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: As a result of the play, Erik Johnson was originally handed a two-minute penalty, but he could now potentially face a fine or short suspension in advance of the Avs' next game, which isn't until Feb. 26 against the Kings.

2/1/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson: Three Assists Saturday

News: Erik Johnson picked up three assists in Saturday's win over the Sabres.
Analysis: Erik Johnson isn't on track to reach the career-best point totals from his early seasons with the Blues, but with seven goals and 17 assists through 54 games, he's enjoying a nice bounce-back season with the Avs. He's helped supplement his value on the defensive end with 92 hits and 92 blocks.

1/21/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson To Play Tuesday

News: Erik Johnson (back) will play Tuesday vs. the Maple Leafs, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Despite missing morning skate with back issues, Erik Johnson looked fine during pregame warmups and will likely be cleared to receive his usual amount of playing time. Fantasy owners can feel comfortable deploying Johnson as they normally would.

1/21/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson" Game-Time Decision Tuesday

News: Erik Johnson (undisclosed) did not take part in Tuesday's morning skate and will be a game-time decision against the Maple Leafs, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The team hasn't given a reason for Erik Johnson's absence from morning skate, though one can't help but wonder if the back issues that he dealt with last week have returned. Johnson has failed to record a point in his last five games.

1/16/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Cleared To Play

News: Erik Johnson (back) will play Thursday vs. the Devils.
Analysis: Erik Johnson's back presented no concerns during morning skate, so he'll slot in to his usual spot on the pairing with Jan Hejda. After getting on a torrid scoring spree from mid-December through early-January, Johnson appears to have settled down of late, going scoreless in each of his last three contests.

1/16/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson '50-50' For Thursday

News: Coach Patrick Roy said Erik Johnson (back) has a '50-50' chance of playing Thursday vs. the Devils, Terry Frei of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: While Erik Johnson's back injury isn't considered serious, it did prevent him from playing in the third period of Tuesday's win over the Blackhawks and kept him off the ice Wednesday. Johnson was slated to take part in Thursday's morning skate to see how his back felt before a lineup decision is made.

1/15/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Exits Tuesday With Back Injury

News: Erik Johnson left Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks with a back injury, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The injury occurred when Erik Johnson crashed into the boards during the second period of the game, limiting him to just 12:45 of ice time in the victory. The team is expected to provide an update on his status following Wednesday's practice.

1/4/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL Points Streak Continues For Avs' Johnson

Erik Johnson

Points Streak Continues For Avs' Johnson

News: Erik Johnson registered his seventh goal of the season in Saturday's win over the Sharks.
Analysis: It was the fourth straight game in which the blueliner has supplied a point for the Avs, as Erik Johnson gathered an assist in each of the previous three games. His plus/minus rating has taken a dip of late even with the productive scoring numbers, but it still remains at a robust plus-12 for the season.

12/21/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL Avs' Johnson: Three Goals In Four Games

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson: Three Goals In Four Games

News: Erik Johnson tallied a power-play goal in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Analysis: That's three goals in four games for Erik Johnson, who had netted just two scores in his previous 31 games. If he can look for his own offense more often while holding close to his current plus-17 rating, the former first overall pick could be in line for a career year.

12/18/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson: Goals In Two Straight

News: Erik Johnson scored a goal for the second straight game and assisted on another in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: EJ has doubled his season goal total in these two games after going without a point in the previous five. The 2006 first overall pick has never lived up to his billing, but he is sporting a plus-18 rating that makes his meager 12 points in 33 games more palatable for fantasy purposes.

11/10/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avalanche's Johnson Notches Two Helpers

News: Erik Johnson had two assists and was a plus-3 Sunday against the Capitals.
Analysis: Erik Johnson left Friday's game after blocking a shot, but he played and was fine. He's never lived up to being the first overall pick, but he does have seven points and is a plus-10 this season.

11/9/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Practices Saturday

News: Erik Johnson, who left Friday's game in the third period after blocking a shot, was back at practice Saturday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson received X-rays after the game, with the results coming back negative. Since he was a full participant in practice Saturday without any noticeable setbacks, it's probably safe to assume that he'll be back in the lineup when the Avs play the Capitals on Sunday.

10/26/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Scores Goal In Win

News: Erik Johnson (foot) scored his second goal of the season during the Avs' 4-2 win over Carolina on Friday.
Analysis: Erik Johnson had been dealing with a bruised foot and was a game-time decision heading into Friday's contest. He toughed it out and ended up with his fourth point in his last five games. The defenseman isn't known for his scoring prowess but with the way he's playing right now and with all the ice time he is logging, including on the power play, Johnson is starting to look like a strong regular play.

10/26/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson A Game-Time Decision Friday

News: Erik Johnson (foot) will be a game-time decision Friday against the Hurricanes, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson is dealing with a bruised foot stemming from Wednesday's practice and hasn't returned to the ice since that time. If he's unable to go, coach Patrick Roy will plug Tyson Barrie into his spot on the top defensive pairing with Jan Hejda.

10/24/2013

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Misses Practice Thursday

News: Erik Johnson (foot) did not practice Thursday, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: A foot injury, suffered during Wednesday's practice, has Erik Johnson's availability for Friday up in the air, but his inability to take the ice Thursday doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up.