Ryan Johansen C CLS 14 Hrs

Johansen scored a pair of second-period goals in Thursday's win over the Sharks.

Any worries about Johansen's conditioning have to be well off in the rear-view mirror after the six-game streak with which he's opened the year, totaling five goals and four assists in the early going. It sure looks like Johansen's on the path to stardom.

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Johansen's point streak now stands at five games and seven points after he picked up an assist in Saturday's loss to Ottawa.

Hmmmm ... does Columbus actually have a star? You bet they do. Johansen is showing that last year was no fluke. Take advantage. #hotinohio

Ryan Johansen C CLS 6 Days

Johansen scored a power play goal in Friday's 3-2 win over the Flames.

He's now has six points (three goals, three assists) with six shots on goal and four hits through the Jackets' first four games, while winning 60% (45-for-75) of his faceoffs. Johansen is making the rest of the NHL look silly for wasting their time with training camp.

Ryan Johansen C CLS 10 Days

Johansen accounted for all the Jackets' offense in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Stars, scoring his first two goals of the year.

Johansen only took one shot on goal in his first two games this year after missing the whole preseason due to a contract dispute, but he'd managed three assists anyway. Now, with five points in three games, he's officially hot. Just think how good he'll be once he gets all the way back in terms of conditioning.

Ryan Johansen C CLS 11 Days

Johansen admitted Sunday that his conditioning is not quite where it needs to be, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "I don't feel quite like myself yet, but it's coming," Johansen said. "I feel close to everybody else. It might look similar. But I still need to get my conditioning up another 10 seconds or so at high speed."

The '10 seconds' is in reference to his shift length, which the Blue Jackets have wisely kept in the 35-40 second range so far rather than the 45-50 seconds Johansen is accustomed to. Despite the conditioning issue, Johansen has still looked dominant at times through the first two games, and as long as the club keeps him from playing fatigued he should be able to avoid a serious injury. So far, it looks like his contract dispute will have no lasting implications at all, which is excellent news for Johansen and his fantasy owners.

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Johansen notched two assists in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Rangers.

Despite missing basically all of training camp due to a contract dispute, Johansen hasn't looked rusty at all, dominating in the faceoff circle on Saturday (winning 11 of 17) and picking up three assists through the Jackets' first two games. If you were able to pick him up at a discount due to the contract squabble, you may have gotten a bargain.

Ryan Johansen C CLS 14 Days

Johansen assisted on Cam Atkinson's game-winning power-play goal in Thursday's victory over the Sabres.

As expected, Johansen saw far less ice time than the 17:39 he averaged last season, finishing with just over 14 minutes on the night. The Blue Jackets figure to limit Johansen's ice time while he works himself back into playing shape after he missed the entirety of training camp, but it shouldn't be long before he earns back his usual workload. Even in reduced minutes, Johansen should still produce useful production for fantasy owners.

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Johansen has settled his visa issue and is en route to join the Blue Jackets in Columbus, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Johansen ended his long holdout Monday morning, signing a three-year, $12 million deal. With his immigration paperwork receiving proper clearance, he'll depart from Canada, where he had been training on his own while negotiating a new deal with the Jackets. Although the team figures to limit his minutes in the early going due to his lack of involvement in training camp, it shouldn't take long for Johansen to establish himself as the team's top offensive option, especially with Brandon Dubinsky, Nathan Horton and Boone Jenner opening the season on injured reserve.

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According to Blue Jackets' GM Jarmo Kekalainen, Johansen will need "a day or two" to deal with his immigration status before he can suit up for the club, putting his status for Thursday's opener in doubt, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

We should know more about his status later in the week, but even if Johansen misses Thursday's game in Buffalo he should be on the ice Saturday when the Jackets play their home opener against the Rangers.

Ryan Johansen C CLS 18 Days

The Blue Jackets signed Johansen to a three-year, $12 million contract Monday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Johansen had a breakout season in 2013-14, racking up 33 goals and 30 assists in 82 games. The former first round pick is still just 22 years old, and should be a cornerstone of the Jackets for the foreseeable future.