Erik Johnson D COL 1 Month

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.

Erik Johnson D COL 2 Months

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.

Erik Johnson D COL 2 Months

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.

Erik Johnson D COL 2 Months

Johnson (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Johnson left Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury after being hit into the end boards, but seems fine now, and will suit up for Tuesday's matchup with the Sharks.

Erik Johnson D COL 2 Months

Johnson (undisclosed) was a full participant in Monday's practice, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Johnson left Sunday's game after going awkwardly into the end boards, but was participating in contact drills in Monday's practice, and seems like a safe bet to suit up for Tuesday's game against the Sharks.

Erik Johnson D COL 2 Months

Johnson was removed from Sunday's game against the Jets after he was checked into the end boards in the second period, Drew Spevak of reports.

Coach Patrick Roy didn't provide an update on Johnson's condition after the game, so his availability for the Avs' next game on Tuesday versus the Sharks will remain in question for the time being. Colorado is already down one defenseman with Ryan Wilson out two-to-three weeks with a shoulder injury, potentially putting the team's blue line in dire shape if Johnson, a top-pairing defenseman, is forced to miss time.

Erik Johnson D COL 2 Months

Johnson netted a power-play goal, added an assist, and was a plus-2 in Friday's win over Vancouver.

Johnson only had one point entering Friday's game, but the blueliner played a key role in the blowout victory over the Canucks. Johnson continues to log big minutes at even strength and on the power play, meaning his production should begin to pick up. If the Avalanche start scoring more, as they did Friday, Johnson should start appearing on the scoresheet more frequently.

Erik Johnson D COL 3 Months

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 8 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 9 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.