Erik Johnson
D COL
3 weeks ago

Johnson scored a goal, added an assist and registered a plus-3 rating during Sunday's 6-1 win over the Islanders.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson is having a solid season and tilting the scales across all categories. He's on track to have his best offensive showing since the 2014-15 campaign and should see a more prominent offensive role with Tyson Barrie (hand) out long term. Johnson should remain a serviceable asset in most settings.

Erik Johnson
D COL
4 weeks ago

Johnson has served his two-game suspension and will play Saturday in Arizona, The Denver Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The timing couldn't be better for Johnson and his owners, as he gets to return for a home-and-home set against the lowly Coyotes (after sitting out dates with Pittsburgh and Los Angeles). Still, the 29-year-old has produced a modest 12 points despite a substantial 25:38 of average ice time -- including 1:58 on the power play -- making his return probably more important in real life than the fantasy arena. Those in leagues that count defensive stats will likely appreciate having his physicality (54 hits, 58 blocks) back, though.

Erik Johnson
D COL
1 month ago

Johnson was suspended two games for boarding Vladislav Namestnikov of the Lightning on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Towards the end of the second period, Namestnikov was preparing to fire off a wrist shot near the left face-off circle, when Johnson not only slashed Namestnikov while he was shooting, but forcefully cross-checked him in the back afterwords. The cross-check caused him to take a hard tumble into the boards, with his upper-body and head taking the brunt of the impact. Johnson was in complete control of the play at all times and tracked Namestnikov throughout the sequence of events which factored into the decision, along with his suspension history (two games for slashing in 2014). Johnson can return to the ice Saturday against Arizona, and Tyson Barrie should jump up to the first pairing in his absence.

Erik Johnson
D COL
1 month ago

Johnson will be subjected to a league hearing for boarding Vladislav Namestnikov in Saturday's game against the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Colorado's defenseman not only slashed Namestnikov, but he threw him into the end boards as well, causing the top-line center to get shaken up, but fortunately he was able to return to the contest. If Johnson faces further discipline, it will supplement the slashing minor, five-minute boarding major and game misconduct penalties he accumulated Saturday night, amounting to a whopping 17 PIM.

Erik Johnson
D COL
1 month ago

Johnson registered a goal in Thursday's 5-2 defeat to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Johnson was able to wrist the puck through the five-hole of netminder Peter Budaj, briefly tieing the game at two a piece before Tampa Bay took over. The defenseman is not exactly a prolific scorer, considering he has reached the 30-point mark just once in the past eight seasons, but with 10 points through the first third of the year, he could challenge for that threshold in 2017-18.

Erik Johnson
D COL
2 months ago

Johnson scored his first goal of the season and added a helper in Sunday's overtime win over the Red Wings.

EDGE Analysis

While he's now got eight points on the season, Johnson has gone through some long stretches this season without getting on the scoresheet. The 29-year-old is shooting the puck quite often, so more tallies shouldn't be too far off. His 30:48 of ice time Sunday is an example of the insane minutes he logs in all situations for the Avalanche. Johnson's workhorse tendencies and offensive awareness make him worth owning in most deep leagues.

Erik Johnson
D COL
2 months ago

Johnson recorded two assists and three shots during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Senators.

EDGE Analysis

The first overall pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft is logging a whopping 26:34 of ice time per game and has six helpers in 16 games to open the season. He's worth owning in all formats.

Erik Johnson
D COL
3 months ago

Johnson has just a single assist through the first eight games of the season.

EDGE Analysis

While the veteran defenseman hasn't made an offensive impact, he has posted respectable peripheral numbers with 19 shots, eight PIM, 14 hits, 18 blocked shots and a plus-3 rating. However, it is concerning that Johnson has averaged 3:11 of power-play time per game and still has just the single helper for the season. Additionally, he's recorded a minus-5 rating through his past three games. Unless there's an offensive uptick, Johnson's is likely best left to deeper settings that reward peripheral statistics.

Erik Johnson
D COL
3 months ago

Johnson will not face supplemental discipline after a knee-on-knee hit on the Devils' Kyle Palmieri in Saturday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Palmieri had to be helped from the ice and didn't return. Johnson was handed a two-minute penalty for kneeing, but league officials didn't feel it wasn't deliberate.

Erik Johnson
D COL
10 months ago

Johnson's second goal of the season was the overtime winner Tuesday against Chicago.

EDGE Analysis

It's been a trying season for Johnson and the Avs, to say the least. Hampered by injury all season, Johnson has appeared in just 42 games this season, and will likely finish the season with his lowest offensive output in four seasons. His fantasy value has been minimal this season due to his limited appearances and low production.