Tyler Johnson News
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning re-signed Tyler Johnson to a seven-year contract worth $35.0M ($5.0M AAV).
Johnson (lower-body) took part in the morning skate but won’t play on Thursday.
Johnson is nearing a return to the Lightning lineup, but it won’t be against the Red Wings tonight. Johnson ditched his non-contact sweater this morning, which is a big step forward, so monitor his status prior to Saturday’s game vs. the Canadiens.
Johnson (lower-body) won’t play on Monday but traveled on the two-game road trip.
Johnson will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury that he suffered last Thursday vs. the Wild. He traveled with the team which suggests he shouldn’t be sidelined longterm, but there’s nothing to suggest that he will play on the trip.
Johnson (lower-body) will not play on Saturday.
Johnson suffered a lower-body injury on Thursday and is listed as day-to-day and will miss tonight’s game vs. Florida. The Lightning will also be without Vladislav Namestnikov and Cedric Paquette, so expect them to go with 11 forwards and seven defenseman.
Johnson left Thursday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.
Johnson left last night’s game following a hit from Wild forward Nino Niederreiter. His injury could leave a big hole in fantasy lineups as he has been hot for the better part of two months—Johnson has collected six goals and 12 assists (18 points) in his last 17 games. The Lightning get back in action on Saturday, so expect an update on Johnson’s status in the next 24 hours.
Johnson (undisclosed) will not play Friday; not expected to play Saturday either.
Johnson suffered an injury on Tuesday and will likely miss both games this weekend. Luckily for the Lightning they are expected to get Ondrej Palat and Alex Killorn back in the lineup to replace Johnson. Monitor his status heading into next week.
Johnson (upper-body) will be a game-time decision for Game 1.
Johnson took part in the Lightning’s optional morning skate this morning, but remains a game-time decision for Game 1 vs. the Red Wings. The Lightning vs. Red Wings get underway at 7:00 p.m., so monitor his status when they hit the ice for warmups at 6:30 p.m. Johnson torched the Red Wings last season, scoring six goals with one assist (seven points) in seven games. He finished the playoffs with 23 points (13G / 10A).
Johnson (upper-body) practiced on Tuesday but remains questionable for Game 1.
Johnson centred the Lightning’s top line in Tuesday’s practice and appears to be on track to play in Game 1 vs. the Red Wings. Johnson is expected to take part in Wednesday’s morning skate before he makes a decision whether or not he can play in the series opener.