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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%: 82/11 | Average Draft Position: 129.82
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2/7/2015

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Gets In Conditioning Work

News: Coach Patrick Roy said Erik Johnson (knee) has been swimming and performing light activities in the gym during his rehab process, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson underwent a knee scope about two weeks ago, with the Avalanche projecting him to miss 3-to-8 weeks at that time. Since he has yet to resume skating, it doesn't appear that he'll hit the short end of that timetable, but if his rehab continues to go smoothly, a return before the end of the month isn't out of the question.

1/26/2015

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Transferred To IR

News: Erik Johnson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.
Analysis: The roster move was expected in the wake of the news earlier in the day that Erik Johnson would require a knee scope and miss the next three-to-eight weeks. The newly minted All-Star, who sits tied for first in the NHL in goals (12) among defenseman, was forced to sit out the weekend's festivities due to the injury, and it now looks like he'll be sidelined for a significant chunk of the second half. It's a crippling blow for a Colorado blue line that had already been struggling to provide protection for its goalies, who have faced the second-most shots in the league this season.

1/26/2015

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Out After Getting Knee Scoped

News: Coach Patrick Roy indicated that Erik Johnson will miss the next three-to-eight weeks after undergoing a knee scope.
Analysis: We'll look for a more precise timetable in the coming days, but either way, Erik Johnson -- who has notched 23 points in 47 games to date -- is going to miss a decent chunk of time and is thus a candidate for injured reserve.

1/26/2015

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson (Lower Body) Misses Practice Monday

News: Erik Johnson (lower body) wasn't on the ice for practice Monday, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson didn't get a chance to participate in the All-Star festivities in Columbus due to the injury, and it appears the issue may persist at the start of the second half. The 26-year-old blueliner would be sorely missed, as he's managed to post 12 goals and 11 assists over 47 games this season. Either way, the team should provide a more definite status update prior to the opening faceoff Tuesday.

1/22/2015

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson (Lower Body) To Miss All-Star Game

News: Erik Johnson will miss the All-Star game due to a lower-body injury.
Analysis: Erik Johnson's injury likely originated in Wednesday's game against the Bruins, but he managed to play 22:57 despite the injury. He will have an extended break to rest up, as the Avalanche don't play again until Tuesday.

1/9/2015

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Sets Career High In Goals

News: Erik Johnson tallied his 11th goal of the season in Thursday's triumph over the Senators.
Analysis: Erik Johnson's second game-winner of the season helped chase Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson from the contest and allowed the blueliner to establish a new career best in goals. With the season only at its halfway point, Johnson appears well on his way to building on that total, though some regression from his 10.8 percent shooting rate (5.1 percent career mark) is almost certainly headed his way.

12/24/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL Avs' Johnson Gets Goal In Third Straight

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Gets Goal In Third Straight

News: Erik Johnson netted his first game-winning goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-0 triumph over the Blues.
Analysis: Not only was Erik Johnson able to get some revenge of the team that formerly drafted him with the No. 1 overall draft choice, but he also extended his goal streak to three games. The 26-year-old has been one of the few positives to emerge out of a grim season thus far for the Avalanche, as his nine goals and 19 points have him on his way to eclipse his previous career bests of 10 and 39, respectively, in those categories.

12/21/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL Two-Point Outing For Avs' Johnson

Erik Johnson

Two-Point Outing For Avs' Johnson

News: Erik Johnson contributed a goal and assist in Saturday's victory over the Sabres.
Analysis: It's the fifth multi-point game of the season for Erik Johnson, with two coming in his last three contests. A lot has gone wrong for the Avs this season, but Johnson is one of the few players on the squad who has met expectations up to this point. He's on pace for a 44-point season, which would exceed his career-best 39-point effort in 2013-14.

12/14/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Pots Two Goals Saturday

News: Erik Johnson was a man on a mission Saturday, scoring a power-play goal and adding an even-strength marker in an overtime loss to the Blues.
Analysis: A much-needed offensive outburst from Erik Johnson, who had previously gone six straight games without recording a point. The minute-munching blueliner now has six goals and 15 points in 29 games, putting him on pace for a career-high 15-goal, 40-point season. Now that he's ended the slump, Johnson should return to being one of the more dependable fantasy blueliners in the league.

11/28/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Set To Play Saturday

News: Erik Johnson (head) is likely set to play Saturday against the Stars, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: The Avalanche sent down Karl Stollery to AHL Lake Erie on Friday, indicating the team has confidence that Erik Johnson will be able to take the ice for their next game. Johnson practiced fully Friday and reported no setbacks, so he should be on tap for his usual top-pairing duties against the Stars.

11/26/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avalanche's Johnson Out Wednesday

News: Erik Johnson (head) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Analysis: Erik Johnson had a shot to play Wednesday, but it appears he is still dealing with symptoms from the head injury he suffered in Tuesday's game. Consider Johnson questionable for the Avalanche's next game Saturday.

11/26/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson A Game-Time Decision Wednesday

News: Erik Johnson (head) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt with the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: There's concern that Erik Johnson might have sustained a concussion Tuesday night against the Coyotes, but the team doesn't seem to be ruling him out from playing just yet. The top-pairing blueliner has put together an effective season for the Avs, racking up 13 points, 25 PIM and 46 hits over 22 contests.

11/25/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson May Have Suffered Head Injury

News: Erik Johnson was knocked out of Tuesday's game, but coach Patrick Roy said Johnson seemed fine after the game, the Denver Post's Mike Chambers reports.
Analysis: The injury apparently looked pretty bad, and Chambers suggested that there would probably be tests to see if Erik Johnson sustained a concussion. It may be something that he plays through, but it's worth monitoring his status going forward.

11/22/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Scores Fourth Goal

News: Erik Johnson earned first-star honors in Saturday's win over Carolina, scoring his third goal of the season, firing four shots on goal, dishing out four hits, and logging a team-high 25:00 of ice time.
Analysis: Erik Johnson has been very reliable this season, contributing four goals and 12 points in 21 games. Any defenseman who can regularly contribute points is always a big asset in fantasy. Keep the 26-year-old workhorse rolling.

11/2/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL Avs' Johnson Bolsters Power Play In Loss

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Bolsters Power Play In Loss

News: Erik Johnson dished out two power-play assists in Saturday's loss to the Blues.
Analysis: That's seven points in five games for Erik Johnson, who is a plus-4 in that span. The 26-year-old continues to log heavy minutes and should produce another 40-point season in Colorado. With talents like Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene up front, Johnson isn't slowing down anytime soon.

10/31/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Has Two-Point Evening

News: Erik Johnson picked up a power-play assist and put the icing on the cake with the final goal of Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders. He went plus-2 in the contest.
Analysis: The 2006 No. 1 overall pick notched just a single point in his first six games of the year, but has exploded over the last four, scoring two goals and handing out three assists to go with a plus-4 rating. He'll likely run hot and cold en route to a 35-to-40-point season.

10/28/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Will Play Tuesday

News: Erik Johnson (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson left Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury after being hit into the end boards, but seems fine now, and will suit up for Tuesday's matchup with the Sharks.

10/27/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Practices

News: Erik Johnson (undisclosed) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.
Analysis: Erik Johnson left Sunday's game after going awkwardly into the end boards, but was participating in contact drills in Monday's practice, and seems like a safe bet to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Sharks.

10/26/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Exits Following Collision With Boards

News: Erik Johnson was removed from Sunday's game against the Jets after he was checked into the end boards in the second period, Drew Spevak of ESPNDenver.com reports.
Analysis: Coach Patrick Roy didn't provide an update on Erik Johnson's condition after the game, so his availability for the Avs' next game on Tuesday versus the Sharks will remain in question for the time being. Colorado is already down one defenseman with Ryan Wilson out two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury, potentially putting the team's blue line in dire shape if Johnson, a top-pairing defenseman, is forced to miss time.

10/25/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Scores On Power Play In Win

News: Erik Johnson netted a power-play goal, added an assist, and was a plus-2 in Friday's win over Vancouver.
Analysis: Erik Johnson only had one point entering Friday's game, but the blueliner played a key role in the blowout victory over the Canucks. Johnson continues to log big minutes at even strength and on the power play, meaning his production should begin to pick up. If the Avalanche start scoring more, as they did Friday, Johnson should start appearing on the scoresheet more frequently.

10/12/2014

Erik Johnson, D, COL

Erik Johnson

Avs' Johnson Racks Up PIM In Defeat

News: Erik Johnson was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's loss to the Wild, but managed to rack up three penalties for a total of 17 minutes in the sin bin.
Analysis: The penalty time resulted in Erik Johnson skating for just 7:02 worth of game action, but he probably saved himself from some damage to his plus/minus in a game the Wild won by three goals. He's already one third of the way to last season's total of 61 penalty minutes.

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.