Blue Jackets sign defenseman Johnson
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)
General manager Scott Howson announced the move on Tuesday, which allows Johnson to play at either the NHL or American Hockey League levels.
The 28-year-old Johnson, the Blue Jackets' fourth pick in the 2001 draft, was a free agent after playing last season with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.
Johnson has 14 goals and 32 assists with a plus-13 rating in 225 career NHL games, including seven goals and 19 assists in 116 games with the Blue Jackets from 2003-07.
He has also played for Calgary and Edmonton.