5 years ago

Ryan Johansen has been demoted to the minors by Columbus.

"He started strong, but we think his play has tailed off," said GM Scott Howson. "He looks like he's struggling offensively. This isn't all about getting points, it's about getting chances and making an impact offensive. I just think he's struggling confidence-wise offensively. We decided to send him down to find his game." Johansen has no goals on 21 shots and two assists in 10 games, in addition to a minus-5 rating. His 50.8 winning percentage on faceoffs is the best on the team. It's unclear how long this demotion will last, but it's to imagine it being for very long.