IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
5 days ago

Johansson (concussion) has been skating lightly on his own, but there's still no timeline for his return to practice, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johansson has already missed seven games due to his concussion, and it appears as though he's still nowhere near close to returning to game action. The Devils should release another update on the 27-year-old forward's status once he's able to return to practice with his teammates, as that'll be the first major indication that he's closing in on a return to the lineup.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
2 weeks ago

Johansson (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Johansson last dressed for the Devils on Nov. 1, so he would be eligible to return as soon as he has cleared protocol and is ready to rumble. However, the winger's placement on injured reserve rules him out serves as a signal that he will miss Thursday's contest at a minimum and there is no indiciation of a potential return date at this point. New Jersey will announce his activation off injured reserve ahead of his return, but will sorely missshis five poins (three goals, two assists) over 10 contests in the meantime. In a corresponding move, the club activatd Kyle Palmieri off injured reserve to add depth among the forward ranks.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
2 weeks ago

Johansson (concussion) will not play Tuesday night against the Blues, Andrew Gross of The Bergen Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Devils have been relatively mum on Johansson and his condition. All we know is that the Swede is about to miss his third consecutive game with Thursday's home game against the Oilers standing as his next shot at drawing into the lineup.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
2 weeks ago

Johansson (concussion) will miss Sunday's contest against Calgary.

EDGE Analysis

After not practicing with the team yesterday, Johansson's status was doubtful for the match anyway. This marks two straight missed games for the 27-year-old, but this early in the season it would be surprising to see New Jersey rush him back. His next chance at returning will be Tuesday against St. Louis.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
3 weeks ago

Johansson (concussion) was not available for Saturday's practice, Devils beat writer Amanda Stein reports.

EDGE Analysis

This obviously doesn't bode well for the Swede's chances of playing Sunday night against the Flames, but he's bound to be reevaluated ahead of that contest. Concussions can be tricky and the prognosis varies greatly from one person to the next, so those with fantasy shares in Johansson should line up alternatives in case he needs more time.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
3 weeks ago

Johansson (concussion) has been ruled out for Friday's contest against the Oilers, Andrew Gross of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Johansson received a day-to-day diagnosis after suffering the concussion in Wednesday's contest against the Canucks, but he will have to clear protocol before being allowed to rejoin the action. His next opportunity arrives Sunday against the Flames. Coach John Hynes is expected to roll with 11 forwards and seven defensemen with Johansson out Friday, with Dalton Prout expected to join the lineup in his place.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
3 weeks ago

Johansson (upper body) is considered day-to-day with the ailment that he suffered in Wednesday's contest against the Canucks, NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Swede's head-first collision into the boards may have looked worse than it actually was, and Johansson -- who's running at a half-point-per-game pace -- has yet to be ruled out for Friday night's road battle with the Oilers. Still, it would be wise to line up alternatives just in case he doesn't dress for this next contest.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
3 weeks ago

Johansson (upper body) will not return to Wednesday's contest against the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Johansson went head first into the boards in the first period, leading to his departure from the contest. The team wasn't ready to rule him out for the rest of the contest initially, which may be a good sign, but he will indeed not rejoin the action Wednesday. More information on his status should arise prior to Friday's tilt versus the Oilers.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
3 weeks ago

Johansson departed Wednesday's game due to an upper-body injury and will be evaluated before his status for the remainder of the game is determined.

EDGE Analysis

Johansson exited during the first period of Wednesday's contest with the issue, but the team isn't ready to rule him out just yet. More information on the winger's status should surface in the near future, but the veteran's run of bad luck seems to be continuing. He missed the previous game against the Coyotes due to a lower-body issue, but the two ailments appear unrelated.

IRMarcus Johansson
LW NJ
3 weeks ago

As expected, Johansson (lower body) is in the projected lineup for Wednesday's clash with the Canucks.

EDGE Analysis

Johansson has enjoyed a solid start to the season, notching three goals and two assists in nine games, but his offensive output should only continue to improve as he builds chemistry with his new teammates throughout the campaign. The 27-year-old forward will return to his role skating on the Devils' second line and second power-play unit against Vancouver.