OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
3 weeks ago

Johansen (thigh) received a qualifying offer by Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

Johansen has now eclipsed the 60-point mark for his fourth consecutive season, including 26 power-play points. Before getting injured, he was indispensable on Nashville's playoff run, scoring three goals and adding 10 helpers, while posing a plus-12 rating. The center, who turns 25 in the end of July, is due to get paid after proving he yields consistent production on both ends of the ice, so it'll be interesting to see how much money the Preds are willing to shell out for him.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
1 month ago

Johansen (thigh) says he should be able to skate in a few weeks, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a great sign for the young center, who should easily be ready for fall training camp if he keeps up this pace. Johansen, who missed the final eight games of the Preds' playoff run, had three goals and 13 points in the first 14 games of the postseason. It's tough to not wonder what could have been if he was in the lineup the entirety of the playoffs, but that just speaks to the value he'll bring to Nashville when he's fully healthy again.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
2 months ago

Johansen underwent surgery for acute compartment syndrome on his left thigh within two hours of diagnosis, which prevented permanent damage to his muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. As a result, he is expected to make a full recovery.

EDGE Analysis

Without going into too many medical details, acute compartment syndrome is a condition that occurs somewhat randomly in conjunction with a traumatic event. In Johansen's case, the traumatic event was likely when his left leg went awkwardly into the boards following a hit from the Ducks' Josh Manson in the second period of Game 4, per Grady Sas of TSN 1050. In any case, it's certainly a relief that Johansen avoided a more serious medical problem, and it's looking very likely that he'll be ready to go once training camp opens in the fall.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
2 months ago

Johansen suffered a left thigh injury during Thursday's Game 4 loss to the Ducks that required surgery to repair and he will miss the rest of the playoffs, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

There is no underestimating how big a blow this is to a Nashville team that has made it further into the playoffs than any iteration of the team in franchise history. Johansen is currently the team leader in points (13) and assists (10) during the playoffs, so replacing the 24-year-old's offensive production will be the first challenge facing the Predators' forward corps. Johansen had also become something of an emotional leader for the team too, as his feud with the Ducks' Ryan Kesler was a point of emphasis during these conference finals. Captain Mike Fisher (undisclosed) will have to step up big time assuming he is cleared to play as well.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
2 months ago

Johansen recorded his third-straight multi-point game Sunday, notching a goal and an assist in a Game 2 loss to the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Johansen has produced at a point-per-game rate this postseason and is a key contributor for the Predators. He made headlines following the game after he called out Ryan Kesler for his style of play, so that's an interesting storyline to monitor. Kesler appears to be in Johansen's head, so the former Blue Jacket will have to focus on himself and utilize his talent if he wants to win the matchup with Kesler and keep producing.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
2 months ago

Johansen notched two assists and registered four shots on net during Friday's Game 1 overtime win over the Ducks.

EDGE Analysis

Make it consecutive multi-point showings for Johansen, as he also scored a goal and recorded an assist to eliminate St. Louis in the final game of Round 2. He's up to two tallies and nine helpers through 11 playoff games and is locked in as the go-to offensive center for the Predators. However, don't be surprised if Johansen has an inconsistent series matching up against Ryan Kesler and Ryan Getzlaf nightly.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
3 months ago

Johansen scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two helpers in Saturday's lopsided Game 2 victory over the Blackhawks.

EDGE Analysis

Johansen also contributed an assist in Game 1 and has played a key role in Nashville grabbing a 2-0 series lead. He's centering the top line and first power-play unit, making him a lethal fantasy threat. The 24-year-old has been close to a point-per-game player in limited career playoff action and will need to keep delivering if Nashville hopes to pull off the upset.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
4 months ago

Johansen scored the Predators' lone goal in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

It was the sixth point in the last six games for Johansen, who has now recorded at least 60 points in each of his last four seasons. This is especially nice to see after a slow start that saw him held off the scoresheet in 10 of his first 13 games back in October-November. Bottom line - as far as fantasy forwards go, Johansen is about as dependable as you can get. Use him well as the NHL regular season enters its final week.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
4 months ago

Johansen picked up a pair of assists on the power play in Saturday's 7-2 rout of the Sharks.

EDGE Analysis

Johansen snapped a three-game point drought with the two helpers, as he continues to be a hard player to read this season. The veteran picks up points in bunches, so perhaps this is the start of another hot streak. The Islanders, his next opponent Monday, hope that's not the case.

OUTRyan Johansen
C NSH
4 months ago

Johansen collected an assist and sank the game-tying goal to force overtime in Monday's 5-4 home win over the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Johansen's been a bit difficult to read in his first full season with Nashville. There's obviously a lot to like about his 42 helpers and 20 power-play points through 69 games, but it seems like he's being too passive, having recorded one shot or less in 33 of those contests. As a result of his enigmatic ways, Johansen is a high-risk, high-reward daily play but a mainstay in season-long settings.