Blue Jackets Activate Johnson From IR; Assign Him To Syracuse
Johnson, 22, has appeared in three games with the Blue Jackets this season, tallying 1-1-2 and nine penalty minutes. He was placed on Injured Reserve after suffering a sprained knee vs. Nashville on Dec. 23. He has notched 3-7-10 and 41 penalty minutes in 32 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets.
Columbus' fourth pick, 85th overall, in the 2001 Entry Draft, Johnson has registered 3-16-19 and 54 penalty minutes in 26 games with the Crunch and was the AHL's 10th-leading point producer among defensemen when he was recalled on Dec. 22. In 152 career AHL games, he has 15-48-63 and 277 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action Friday when they visit the Tampa Bay Lightning. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m., with FSN Ohio's Ice Breaker pre-game show starting at 7 p.m. The game will also be broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM Sports Radio 1460 the Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.