5 years ago

Ryan Johansen moved up to the third line in practice Monday.

Johansen was on the fifth line Sunday and while it's still early even this season, this bodes well as fifth line players are on the bubble to make the team. Johansen really has to be a top-two center to make it worthwhile to keep him but the Blue Jackets are going with a top-nine and a bottom three which makes this move understandable. He played between Nick Foligno and Vaclav Prospal and replaced Mark Letestu who moved down to the fifth unit. Johansen has a lot of offensive upside as he was drafted with the fourth pick in the 2010 Draft and is a slick playmaker.