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Erik Johnson out indefinitely with head injury

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03:57 PM ET 02.13 | The Colorado Avalanche have had a run of terrible luck this season. With key players such as Steve Downie and Gabriel Landeskog already out of the lineup due to injury, the club can add defenseman Erik Johnson to the list, as well. On Wednesday, it was announced that Johnson has been placed on the injured list with a head injury. He will be out indefinitely. Johnson will not be traveling with the team to Minnesota where they are scheduled to play the Wild on Thursday night. The 24-year-old defenseman has been averaging over 21 minutes of ice time per night this season.

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Erik Johnson, USA Today Erik Johnson, USA Today
February 13, 2013  07:44 PM ET

The lock out repercussions just keep on rolling out.......expect more of these injuries, with the hectic schedule and too many games each week........Colorado won't be able to recover from their 4-7 showing now.

February 13, 2013  08:40 PM ET

Did he fall out of a golf cart again?

February 13, 2013  09:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Did he fall out of a golf cart again?

It said head injury so I'm assuming he was trying to do a crossword puzzle.

February 13, 2013  09:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Did he fall out of a golf cart again?

I had the same thought when I read this. With every year that passes, EJ looks less and less worthy of the #1 pick. The trade to get Shattenkirk and Stewart looks better and better too.

February 13, 2013  10:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I had the same thought when I read this. With every year that passes, EJ looks less and less worthy of the #1 pick. The trade to get Shattenkirk and Stewart looks better and better too.

That trade never made any sense to me at the time. Big win for the Blues...
Stewart can be a 30 goal man and Shattenkirk eats up at least 20 minutes of ice time per game.

February 13, 2013  10:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It said head injury so I'm assuming he was trying to do a crossword puzzle.

Canadian version...those spelling variations can be tough!

click.....kilometer
chesterfield.....couch
two-four.....case

February 14, 2013  12:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Canadian version...those spelling variations can be tough!click.....kilometerchesterfield.....couchtwo-four.....case

LOL

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February 14, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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Well, if they were smart they woulda taken the best player in the game who later went 5th overall.

Not sure I can agree with that.....but Toews or Backstrom would have been a much better #1 pick.....

February 14, 2013  10:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It said head injury so I'm assuming he was trying to do a crossword puzzle.

got the complete Dr. Seuss collection over the lockout....spained his lips too from reading

February 14, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Did he fall out of a golf cart again?

Why don't they call it an upper body injury? Hmmm?

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February 14, 2013  03:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Sorry. Forgot not everybody is in tune with my lunacy.

You mean I'm not the only one who doesn't think Kessel is the best player in the league?

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