Erik Johnson D COL 9 Days

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.

The penalty time resulted in 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.

Erik Johnson D COL 6 Months

If it wasn't for an unbelievable insipirational play by Colorado defenseman Erik Johnson the Avalanche would be down one game to the Wild.

With time winding down in Thursday's opening game of the playoffs between the Avs and the Wild and with Minnesota leading 4-3 and the Colorado net empty for an extra attacker, Johnson raced back and swatted the puck out of the crease and then crashed into the goalpost saving a sure empty-net goal. The play rallied his teammates, and specifically Paul Stastny, who scored the tying and then the winning goal in overtime.

Erik Johnson D COL 6 Months

Erik Johnson scored a goal and registered an assist in Colorado's 4-1 win over Edmonton Tuesday night.

Johnson now has nine goals and 29 assists in 77 games this season. Paul Stastny, Tyson Barrie and Jamie McGinn also scored for the Avalanche, while rookie Nathan MacKinnon and Ryan O'Reilly both added two helpers in the victory.

Erik Johnson D COL 7 Months

Erik Johnson could face NHL discipline for shoving his stick in the Ducks' Mathieu Perreault's face Friday night.

Johnson is a repeat offender as he was suspended for two games earlier this season for another infraction. We will pass on any further information once we have it.

Erik Johnson D COL 8 Months

Erik Johnson pitched in his second three-assist game of the season, helping the Avs topple the Hawks 4-2 on Tuesday night.

The 25 year-old now is having a solid year, albeit inconsistent so far but has a shot at reaching some career highs in offensive categories. The blueliner has eight goals and 28 points through 60 games this season.

Erik Johnson D COL 8 Months

Erik Johnson netted the game-winning goal in Sunday's 6-3 triumph over Tampa Bay.

He didn't have a goal in 31 games during the lockout-shortened season, but he has eight markers in 59 matches this campaign. Johnson was playing in his first game back from a two-game suspension.

Erik Johnson D COL 8 Months

Erik Johnson is eligible to return from his two-game suspension.

He should be back in Colorado's lineup on Sunday night against Tampa Bay. Johnson was banned for a pair of games for a slash on New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen. get him back in your lineup if you normally would.

Erik Johnson D COL 8 Months

Erik Johnson has received a two-game suspension for slashing the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday.

Nielsen has a broken bone in his hand as a result of Johnson's two-handed slash. The timing of this suspension in particularly inopportune for Johnson because he was already set to go two and a half weeks without playing because of the Olympic break. Now he won't be eligible to participate in an NHL game until March 2, so he might be pretty rusty going into the home stretch of the season.

Erik Johnson D COL 8 Months

Erik Johnson will have a phone hearing after he slashed the Islanders' Frans Nielsen on Saturday.

Johnson wasn't selected to participate in the Olympics, so as it is, he won't play until Feb. 26 at the earliest. That makes this a particularly inopportune time to be handed a suspension, if the NHL does decide to go that route.

Erik Johnson D COL 9 Months

Erik Johnson was credited with three assists in Colorado's 7-1 win over Buffalo on Saturday.

Johnson went through a nine-game point drought, but he's making up for lost time with four points in his last two contests. That gives him seven goals and 24 points in 54 games this season.