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Johnson will not play on Wednesday or Friday because of a two-game suspension.

Johnson was suspended for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen during the Avs contest on Saturday, February 8. The incident occurred at 12:09 of the third period. Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for slashing. The slash resulted in a broken hand for Nielsen. Ryan Wilson will slide into the lineup for Johnson.

Source: 02/24/14, 8:25 am EST

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Defenseman Erik Johnson, who left with an injury in the third period of the Avalanche's 3-2 loss to Phoenix on Monday, is not practicing Wednesday and appears to be the latest to join Colorado's long injury list.

This would be a big loss for the Avalanche as they are already banged up and Johnson is their #1 defenceman. Monitor his status going forward for a more detailed update.

Source: Mike Chambers 02/13/13, 8:50 am EST

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