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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.

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Johnson (head) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks,

Johnson had a shot to play Wednesday, but it appears he is still dealing with symptoms from the head injury he suffered in Tuesday's game. Consider Johnson questionable for the Avalanche's next game Saturday.

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Johnson (head) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's tilt with the Blackhawks, Adrian Dater of the Denver Post reports.

There's concern that Johnson might have sustained a concussion Tuesday night against the Coyotes, but the team doesn't seem to be ruling him out from playing just yet. The top-pairing blueliner has put together an effective season for the Avs, racking up 13 points, 25 PIM and 46 hits over 22 contests.

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Johnson was knocked out of Tuesday's game, but coach Patrick Roy said Johnson seemed fine after the game, the Denver Post's Mike Chambers reports.

The injury apparently looked pretty bad, and Chambers suggested that there would probably be tests to see if Johnson sustained a concussion. It may be something that he plays through, but it's worth monitoring his status going forward.

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Johnson earned first star honors in Saturday's win over Carolina, scoring his third goal of the season, firing four shots on goal, dishing out four hits, and logging a team-high 25:00 of ice time.

Johnson has been very reliable this season, contributing four goals and 12 points in 21 games. Any defenseman who can regularly contribute points is always a big asset in fantasy. Keep the 26-year-old workhorse rolling.

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Johnson dished out two power-play assists in Saturday's loss to the Blues.

That's seven points in five games for Johnson, who is a plus-4 in that span. The 26-year-old continues to log heavy minutes and should produce another 40-point season in Colorado. With talents like Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene up front, Johnson isn't slowing down anytime soon.

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Johnson picked up a power-play assist and put the icing on the cake with the final goal of Thursday's 5-0 win over the Islanders. He went plus-2 in the contest.

The 2006 No. 1 overall pick notched just a single point in his first six games of the year, but has exploded over the last four, scoring two goals and handing out three assists to go with a plus-4 rating. He'll likely run hot and cold en route to a 35-to-40-point season.