Sunday, December 04, 2016

Avs Lose Johnson Long-Term

The season has been anything but what was expected of the Colorado Avalanche, as the loss to the Dallas Stars on Saturday night, also cemented their spot in the basement of the NHL standings.  Adding injury to that insult, the Avalanche also lost the services of defenseman Erik Johnson in that game, after blocking a shot from Tyler Seguin, and it ended up breaking his leg.  The defender is now expected to miss the next 6-to-8 weeks.

This season, Johnson's numbers don't look nearly as bad as his team's overall standings, but they are not exactly stunning either.  In 23 games, Johnson has 1 goal and 11 points, but has been playing some pretty big minutes this year.  It's a pretty shocking loss to their blueline, which has not been able to provide their goalies much help this year.

For Wes, this has already been a nightmare season for his team, toiling at the bottom of the standings and his team has been far closer to the Lady Byng Trophy than getting his money back in the PIM pool.  I am hoping to get the Waiver Draft done today and even though he has made a couple of moves, this injury would be qualified for a change as well, once the first two rounds have concluded.

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