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HIGHLIGHTS: Johnson returns, Smith earns first NHL win

It was a night of firsts for a pair of Avs on Saturday as Colorado skated to a 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Pepsi Center. Defenseman Erik Johnson saw his first game action  since a broken fibula sidelined him on Dec. 3. And rookie goaltender Jeremy Smith earned his first career NHL victory. The 27-year-old Michigan native debuted for Colorado on Valentine’s Day, allowing...
Via Mile High Sports
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Avalanche, Erik Johnson agree to 7-year contract extension

  The Colorado Avalanche have locked up Erik Johnson through the 2022-23 season, signing the defenseman to a seven-year contract extension Tuesday. Johnson scored a career-high 12 goals last season before missing the final 34 games with a knee injury. He also made his first NHL All-Star team but couldn't play due to the injury. General manager Joe Sakic says the 27-year-old is a...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche Re-Sign Erik Johnson for 7 Years, $42 Million

  The Colorado Avalanche have reportedly signed star defenseman Erik Johnson to a contract extension of $42 million over 7 years, giving him an Annual Average Value of $6M. The contract makes Johnson tied for the 11th highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. Johnson was Colorado’s top defenseman last season and was on his way to a potential career-high season when a knee injury ended...
Via BSN Denver
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Playoff march starts tonight

It is do-or-die time for the Colorado Avalanche, and the first of several key match-ups is set to go tonight, when they face the Los Angeles Kings at Pepsi Center. The Avalanche have won 6 of their past 8 home games, while the Kings enter the match-up having won their past 5 games. However, for both teams, this is a must-win game. According to Terry Frei of the Denver Post, Semyon...
Via isportsweb.com
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnson out 3-8 weeks after knee scope

Colorado Avalanche no. 1 defenseman Erik Johnson is expected to miss three to eight weeks after undergoing a knee scope on Monday, head coach Patrick Roy announced. Coach Roy: He is, first of all, very disappointed about the situation. It’s out of our control. Nashville is what we need to focus on. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) January 26, 2015 Johnson sat out of Sunday’s...
Via Mile High Sports
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said the team received the update on Johnson after he had a scope Monday. Roy was ''disappointed by the situation,'' but added that he has a ''lot of confidence in our group.'' Johnson made the All-Star team, but didn't play in the...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: EJ proving worth

Erik Johnson has been considered by many a bust, especially compared to these two (Jordan Staal, Jonathan Toews) who were selected right behind him in 2006. Not anymore. There has long been criticism of the top choice in the 2006 NHL draft. Erik Johnson, an American defenseman, was drafted first overall by the St. Louis Blues, in front of now household names like Jonathan Toews...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnson stays hot and takes top star of the week

The Colorado Avalanche only played two games last week, both of which were at home with the Christmas break sandwiched in the middle. They started with a commanding 5-0 shutout win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, but lost their momentum over the break and fell to the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Saturday. The Avs pulled themselves up to the .500 mark for the first time all season...
Via Mile High Sports
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Colorado Avalanche: Free agency has arrived

Finally, the day is here and free agents across the NHL can begin signing with any club as of Noon ET. For the Colorado Avalanche, there are a few interesting stories to examine heading into the free agent period. PAUL STASTNY SITUATION Paul Stastny has officially become an Unrestricted Free Agent, and his potential return to Colorado is seeming to be more and more unlikely with...
Via isportsweb.com
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net

The Minnesota Wild were up 4-3 and had a chance to clinch the first game of the series but Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson saved the day. Johnson’s amazing hustle to keep the puck out of the net kept the Avs in the game, and allowed Paul Stastny to tie the game with 13 seconds left. [@cjzero] The post Erik Johnson Saves Game By Keeping Puck Out Of Empty Net appeared...
Via Diehardsport
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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