Jack Johnson logged 27:10 minutes on Thursday, which is actually a step down for him.
Johnson leads the league with an average of 28:30 minutes per game and was on the ice for over 34 minutes in each of his previous two contests. "I want to play," Johnson said. "Nobody wants to sit on the bench. But I just do what I'm told. I go out when they need. But as you get more players back they're probably not going to need me to do that anymore."