Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Morning Player Notes (Jan 22)

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson was injured on Saturday night against the Kings and was unable to play on Monday afternoon against the Predators, the coaching staff disclosing that the veteran defender has indeed suffered a concussion and is going through the league protocol.  The coaching staff is hopeful that Johnson will be ready to play after the All-Star break, which means that the expectation is that Johnson will also miss Wednesday night's game, hosting the Minnesota Wild.

Benson's team is already down at the bottom of the projected games total for the rest of the week, which is hampered by this All-Star break, but his team is already at 3 points, while there are three teams without a point so far, so this shouldn't break his team into Basement Dweller status.

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