The Predators have acquired Ryan Johansen from the Blue Jackets for Seth Jones.
Johansen quickly fell into John Tortorella’s doghouse as soon as he was hired, but he still managed to record 26 points (6G / 20A) in 38 games this season. Entering the season he was viewed as one of the NHL’s brightest young stars after recording 63 (33G / 30A) and 71 points (26G / 45A) in back-to-back seasons. The Predators desperately needed help in their top-6 and Johansen could slot in on the second line with Colin Wilson and James Neal to start.
Johansen has missed the Blue Jackets last two games, but returned to practice on Thursday and says he is 100 percent and will play on Friday. Johansen has one goal and five assists in eight games this season.
Johansen (illness) will not play on Tuesday vs. New Jersey; listed as day-to-day.
Johansen is dealing with an illness that has caused energy loss, which is why he did not play on Saturday, did not practice today and will not play on Tuesday. The Blue Jackets will continue to do tests on Johansen and should release an update on his status in the next few days.
Johansen (illness) will not play Saturday in Colorado.
Johansen woke up on Saturday not feeling well so the Blue Jackets have sent him back to Columbus with a trainer opposed to having him stay in Colorado and not play. Brandon Dubinsky will take his spot on the top line. Johansen is listed as day-to-day.
Johansen missed Monday’s practice because he was “banged up”, but was on the ice for Tuesday’s morning skate. He will be in the lineup vs. the Red Wings. He comes into tonight with six goals and 14 assists (20 points) in 17 games.
Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was “banged up” during a 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and did not practice this morning. He might not play against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday in Nationwide Arena.
Johansen has six goals and 14 assists and leads the Jackets with 20 points, and averages nearly 20 minutes of ice time per game.
Johansen will be in the Blue Jackets lineup tonight.
Just three days after signing a three-year, $12 million dollar deal, Johansen will throw that Blue Jackets jersey on and lace em up tonight vs. the Sabres. He only has one practice and a gameday skate under him, so you can expect a little rust. With all the injuries in Columbus right now, the Jackets will lean heavily on Johansen and his linemates Nick Foligno and Cam Atkinson.
Johansen is a far from a guarantee to play in Thursday's season opener.
Johansen joined the Blue Jackets for his first practice of the season on Wednesday morning and he reportedly did not look sharp at certain point of the skate. That is to be expected from a player who missed the entire preseason, but with all the injuries in Columbus right now, it would be surprising to not see Johansen in the lineup. Even a Ryan Johansen at 75% is likely still their top centre right now.
Johansen is on the ice for the Blue Jackets practice Wednesday morning.
Johansen's status for Thursday's game is up in the air, but after spending Tuesday trying to get from Canada to Columbus, his presence on the ice is a positive sign for his availability tomorrow. There will be a ton of pressure on Johansen in the early part of the season, because of the contract dispute and the injuries Columbus is already dealing with.
Johansen expects to play in the Blue Jackets' season opener on Thursday.
Johansen is currently in Toronto waiting to be cleared by immigration on both sides of the border before he can travel to Columbus. Johansen is expected to be in Columbus today for a physical and on the ice for Wednesday's practice and in uniform on Thursday night vs. the Sabres. "I feel good. I feel close (to game shape)," Johansen said. "I haven’t had any preseason games, so that's a challenge. My two linemates (forwards Boone Jenner and Nathan Horton) are hurt. That’ll be one of the biggest thing, being thrown in with two new guys."