|Date of Birth||10/6/1990|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 205 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 1|
Johansson (upper body) put four shots on net and went plus-1 in 15:12 during Sunday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Johansson has been dealing with an upper-body injury over the last week or so. He remains at 24 points to go with 73 shots and a minus-12 rating in 50 appearances this season. Expect the Swede to occupy a second-line role going forward.
Johansson (upper body) will return to the lineup for Sunday's game against Toronto.
The 29-year-old has sat out two of the past three contests with the upper-body issue but was finally cleared for action again. In his last game, Johansson recorded a goal and assist in Tuesday's win over Detroit. Now healthy, the Swede is expected to assume his usual role in the top six.
Johansson (upper body) will sit out again Thursday versus the Blue Jackets and remains day-to-day, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.
Johansson figures to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis until he's cleared for action, but he will be forced to miss at least one contest due to an upper-body issue. While he hasn't posted one of the better years of his career in 2019-20, Johansson is coming off of a two-point effort against the Red Wings.
Johansson was absent from practice Wednesday due an upper-body injury, which could cause him to miss Thursday's matchup with Columbus, Joe Yerdon of The Athletic Buffalo reports.
Johansson's absence was originally referred to as a maintenance day, however it appears there may be something more going on with his upper-body problem. Fortunately for the Sabres, even if the winger is unable to play, they could get both Victor Olofsson (lower body) and Kyle Okposo (upper body) back in the lineup.
Johansson scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Wings.
The tally was his first in 2020, as Johansson had failed to find the back of the net in his last 14 games. The 29-year-old has seven goals and 24 points through 49 contests this season, and the Sabres just don't have enough firepower to make Johansson a viable fantasy option in most formats despite his top-six role.