The NHL has suspended Jack Johnson for three games for his illegal hit to the head of Jiri Tlusty on Tuesday.
Johnson will miss this Friday and Saturday’s games as well as next Tuesday in Washington. He is eligible to return next Friday in Philadelphia. The Blue Jackets are already depleted with injuries, so a suspension was the last thing they needed.
The Blue Jackets best defenceman Jack Johnson has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury but will be back in the lineup tonight. Johnson has one goal and seven assists in 18 games this season. He is a good fantasy option if you have other players to counter his minus-10.
Better news on #CBJ injury front: Jack Johnson, Nikita Niktin and Derick Brassard are slated to skate w/ team in a.m., could play vs. EDM.
Johnson is the Blue Jackets best defenceman and he has missed their last four games with a shoulder injury. Johnson is averaging just over 26 minutes a game this year and the Blue Jackets will be excited to get him back.
Johnson (shoulder) was placed on IR after he was injured vs. St. Louis on Saturday. He is only a week away from returning to the lineup according to coach Todd Richards. This is great news for Columbus because Johnson is their top defenceman and he eats up a ton of minutes every night.
#BlueJackets D Jack Johnson was injured last ngt in STL. Left game in 2nd (upper body). C-Bus put him on IR today/called up Johansen. #NHL
Make sure to get Johnson out of your lineup because he won't be playing in the near future. Johnson was placed on IR and is a massive loss for the Blue Jackets. Johnson eats up 26:13 a game on average. Columbus is now without Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov and Johnson... Arguably their three best players.
Johnson moves down a pairing which means he likely gets less time in the offensive zone. However, he is the top offensive defenseman on the pair so he should be a more impactful player. So far the former third overall pick has four goals and nine points.