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Coach Patrick Roy said Johnson (knee) has been swimming and performing light activities in the gym during his rehab process, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

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.

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Johnson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday.

The roster move was expected in the wake of the news earlier in the day that 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 past 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 shot attempts in the league this season.

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Coach Patrick Roy indicated that Johnson will miss the next 3-to-8 weeks after undergoing a knee scope.

We'll look for a more precise timetable in the coming days, but either way, 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 to head to the Avs' IR list.

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Johnson (lower body) wasn't on the ice for practice Monday, Rick Sadowski of NHL.com reports.

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.

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Johnson will miss the All-Star game due to a lower-body injury.

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.

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Johnson tallied his 11th goal of the season in Thursday's triumph over the Senators.

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% career mark) is almost certainly headed his way.

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Johnson netted his first game-winning goal of the season in Tuesday's 5-0 triumph over the Blues.

Not only was 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.

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Johnson contributed a goal and assist in Saturday's victory over the Sabres.

It's the fifth multi-point game of the season for 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.

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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.

A much-needed offensive outburst from 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.

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Johnson (head) is likely set to play Saturday against the Stars, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

The Avalanche sent down Karl Stollery to AHL Lake Erie on Friday, indicating the team has confidence that Johnson will be able to take the ice for their next game. Johnson practiced fully Friday and reported no setbacks, so he should see be on tap for his usual top-pairing duties against the Stars.