Ryan Johansen RUMORS & NEWS

  • Johansen: ‘I wish I was still a Blue Jacket’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Well, this is probably going to get some eyeballs. Ahead of tomorrow’s Nashville-Columbus game — the first in which Ryan Johansen and Seth Jones will face their old clubs since January’s blockbuster trade — Johansen conducted a lengthy Q&A with the Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline. It’s a..." March 26

  • Johansen: Trade to Predators a signal to 'get to work'

    Tennessean "During the first half of the NHL season, Ryan Johansen was the subject of rampant trade speculation. The Blue Jackets, his team at the time, were languishing at the bottom of the league standings after the worst start in franchise history, undergoing a coaching change after only seven games...." March 20

  • Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Seth Jones from Nashville in exchange for center Ryan Johansen

    NHL.com "The Blue Jackets announced on Wednesday evening that the club has acquired defenseman Seth Jones from the Nashville Predators in exchange for center Ryan Johansen. Both clubs confirmed the deal shortly after 6:30 p.m ET. Full details and additional coverage will follow later this evening." January 07

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    Adrian Dater @adater

    Seth Jones traded for Ryan Johansen. Boom

  • Canucks inquire about Johansen, Drouin trades

    Sportsnet "Jim Benning is doing his research, but whether that results in the addition of young, high-grade scoring talent to the Vancouver Canucks remains to be seen. The Canucks general manager has called Columbus Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen to inquire about a trade for Vancouver-born Ryan..." January 06

  • Why Nashville is the best trade fit for Ryan Johansen

    ESPN "Despite working his way up to fourth on the Columbus Blue Jackets' all-time scoring leaderboard at age 23, Ryan Johansen is reportedly on the trading block. This could be a tremendous opportunity if the right team can meet GM Jarmo Kekalainen's price. Johansen may not be living up to..." December 23

  • Predators Asked About Johansen, Duchene, Nugent-Hopkins

    Today's Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Monday morning. On the Nashville Predators: “I think they have a pretty big decision to make. They’re asking around. I think they’ve asked about Johansen. I think they asked about Matt Duchene when Duchene was available. I think they’re one..." December 22

  • Blue Jackets' Johansen reiterates desire to remain with club

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen returned to the lineup on Saturday night against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers after being a head-turning healthy scratch in a 7-5 win over Arizona on Thursday. Johansen, whose benching made waves last week, began the game in his usual spot as the Jackets’..." December 20

  • Johansen to return for Blue Jackets, says heart scare impeded fitness

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen acknowledged for the first time on Thursday that his summer scare with an elevated heartbeat disrupted his off-season training regimen, leaving him physically unprepared for the start of the season. “I won’t get into details about what was going on, but I..." December 19

  • Blue Jackets president does little to quiet rumors, says 'everybody's tradeable'

    The Score "Columbus Blue Jackets president John Davidson's been around the block. He knows there's no such thing as an untradeable player, and said as much Friday. Davidson addressed speculation that Ryan Johansen may be moved in the weeks and months ahead in a Q-and-A with The Columbus Dispatch's Aaron..." December 19

  • Blue Jackets could trade Johansen: report

    NHL.com "Center Ryan Johansen could be traded, Columbus Blue Jackets president John Davidson told The Columbus Dispatch. "The situation is, we're in a position where we're trying to upgrade our team. If we can make a deal, I don't care who it is, we're sitting at the bottom of the heap right now,"..." December 19

  • Potential Johansen deal ‘a hard trade to win’

    Sportsnet "The latest chapter in the Ryan Johansen saga saw the Columbus Blue Jackets centre observe his team’s 7-5 win over the Arizona Coyotes Thursday as a healthy scratch. Sportsnet analyst Elliotte Friedman joined Dean Blundell & Co. on Sportsnet 590 The Fan Friday and told the crew he believes the..." December 18

  • Ryan Johansen takes ‘full responsibility’ for getting scratched

    Pro Hockey Talk "If nothing else, Ryan Johansen is saying the right things about John Tortorella gluing him to the bench. At least in public, when he’s on the record. Following Torts’ decision to give him a “reset” via a healthy scratch, Johansen put the emphasis on his shortcomings, as the Columbus Dispatch..." December 18

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ Johansen will be a healthy scratch tonight

  • Ryan Johansen 'likely' a scratch vs. Coyotes

    The Score "The John Tortorella-Ryan Johansen saga may be approaching a fiery climax. TSN's Darren Dreger has indicated that the talented, embattled Columbus Blue Jackets center could be a healthy scratch Thursday versus the Arizona Coyotes. Johansen was benched for the third period of Tuesday's 5-1..." December 17

  • Ryan Johansen benched by John Tortorella in Blue Jackets’ loss

    Yahoo! Sports "Ryan Johnasen is the Columbus Blue Jackets’ franchise player, or as close to one as they have. And for the second time since John Tortorella was hired to salvage an increasingly unsalvageable season, he was benched in the third period on Tuesday night. RyJo didn’t see a shift in the third..." December 16

  • Johansen calls trade rumblings ‘weird,’ says relationship with Torts is ‘great’

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after reports surfaced of Ryan Johansen being at the center of trade talks, all parties involved from Columbus did what they’re supposed to do — downplay the situation. You can read the denials in full over at the Dispatch, but here’s the gist: — Johansen said the rumors were “weird”..." November 26

  • Blue Jackets' Johansen 'softly in play' on trade market

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets may be ready to part with one of their top young players. Ryan Johansen is "softly in play" on the trade market, Darren Dreger reports on TSN's "Insider Trading." "That doesn't mean that Jarmo Kekalainen, the general manager of the Blue Jackets, is calling teams and..." November 25

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ C Ryan Johansen held out of practice as precaution. Tortorella said he's got a couple of bumps, bruises. Likely OK vs. #Pens on Friday.

  • Ryan Johansen and John Tortorella rift in full bloom

    Puck Drunk Love "It was confirmed by Aaron Portzline that John Tortorella did in fact say that Ryan Johansen was “out of shape” during the course of the first period of Tortorella’s first game behind the bench. It was initially reported by Larry Brooks of the New York Post but it took nearly a week for the news to..." November 02

  • Johansen admits that Torts told him he was out of shape

    Columbus Dispatch "After a two-game absence with a mysterious illness, Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen returns tonight against the Washington Capitals in Verizon Center. This does not figure to be an easy welcome-back game - the Caps are very talented - but there are differing opinions about how tough it will be..." October 30

  • Johansen Set To Return Vs. Capitals

    Columbus Dispatch "The strange week of Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen took a turn toward the normal today. The ailing All-Star returned to practice and proclaimed himself ready to return to the lineup on Friday after missing the past two games, the Jackets’ only two wins of the season. “I feel good,”..." October 29

  • Blue Jackets aiming to have Johansen return Friday vs. Capitals

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets hope Ryan Johansen will be able to return to the lineup Friday versus the Washington Capitals. He'll practice Thursday as the team gears up for the final stop on its four-game road trip before his status for Friday is ultimately determined, general manager Jarmo..." October 28

  • Johansen had heart-rate issue in offseason

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen was hospitalized at least once this offseason because of an accelerated heart rate, sources told The Dispatch. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen confirmed the report but said Johansen’s current undisclosed illness is not heart-related. Johansen left the team..." October 26

  • Blue Jackets' Johansen out vs. Avalanche with illness

    NHL.com "The winless Columbus Blue Jackets won't have leading scorer Ryan Johansen when they play the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday at Pepsi Center. Johansen became ill Saturday morning and returned to Columbus on a commercial flight with an assistant trainer for further evaluation. "He just didn't..." October 24

  • Blue Jackets Ryan Johansen missed practice after being "banged up" on Saturday.

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have lost 118 man games to injury through their first 17 games. It is, without question, the defining statistic of their season. That run of injuries continues to be disturbingly difficult to end. Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen is the latest to be stricken. He got “banged..." November 17

  • Jackets, Ryan Johansen talks stuck in neutral

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson said Johansen contract talks are going nowhere. “We are prepared to go with the guys we have,” he told WTVN-AM. … The Blue Jackets were off yesterday. They’re back on the ice this morning." October 06

  • Columbus, Johansen agree to three-year, $12M deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The stalemate is finally over — per the Blue Jackets, Ryan Johansen has agreed to a three-year extension with the club: Per TSN, the deal carries an average annual cap hit of $4 million, which represents something of a middle ground between what Johansen — represented by player agent Kurt..." October 06

  • Johansen, Blue Jackets 'very civil' as talks resume

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets resumed negotiations with restricted free agent center Ryan Johansen on Monday and they were "very polite, well mannered," Blue Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson said Tuesday after the NHL Board of Governors meeting. Davidson said negotiations were..." September 30

  • Report: Ryan Johansen's agent lowers asking price by $2.6 million

    CBS Sports "The standoff between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent forward Ryan Johansen comes with some ramped up pressure now that training camp has officially begun. According to Aaron Porzline of the Columbus Dispatch, there has been some movement in the increasingly contentious..." September 23

  • Johansen's Agent Makes Two-Year Offer to Blue Jackets

    TSN "One day after leaving Columbus amid a contract dispute, the agent for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has tabled another two-year contract offer. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesn't appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey..." September 20

  • Blue Jackets running huge risk with Ryan Johansen negotiations

    SB Nation "Ryan Johansen still doesn't have a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets and it doesn't look like that stalemate will be broken soon, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Blue Jackets and Johansen, a restricted free agent, are reportedly $2-$3 million apart in..." September 16

  • Johansen talks likely to resume

    Columbus Dispatch "It has been six weeks since the Blue Jackets and center Ryan Johansen’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, have had contract negotiations, but that is expected to change this weekend. Blue Jackets management, along with most of the organization’s top prospects, are traveling on Thursday to the annual..." September 10

  • Negotiations remain ‘chilly’ between Columbus, Ryan Johansen

    Pro Hockey Talk "Most of the headlines regarding the Columbus Blue Jackets paint a rosy picture, but it sounds like the team has some work to do before retaining important restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. The Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline describes the negotiations as “chilly as ever.” Really, though,..." August 19

  • Johansen and Blue Jackets still far apart in contract talks

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets are still very much engaged in a tense game of contract chicken with budding star Ryan Johansen, with neither side looking as though they are ready to blink. Although, as Aaron Portzline notes, it is still July so there is plenty of time to get a deal done, Johansen..." July 08

  • Ryan Johansen talks are at an impasse

    Columbus Dispatch "Ryan Johansen spent the past two days camping near his home in British Columbia, and the Blue Jackets spent the past two days adding a new wave of talent to the organization at the NHL draft. But these are not peaceful, happy times for either party. Contract negotiations between the Blue..." June 30

  • Johansen enjoying breakout season with Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "There was a plenty of buzz surrounding Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen following a 3-2 victory March 20 against the Montreal Canadiens. Most people wanted to talk about the third-year player's first NHL fight when he squared off against Max Pacioretty early in the game and how..." March 28

  • Ryan Johansen drops gloves, then picks up Jackets

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen had three first-period penalties last night at the Bell Centre, including the first fighting major of his NHL career. No, really — Johansen, a 21-year-old with sick skills and No. 1-center pedigree, dropped his gloves and fought Montreal’s Max..." March 21

  • Ryan Johansen Sent to Springfield of the AHL

    The Cannon "This is a strange one. Center Ryan Johansen, who by all accounts was having a great year in Springfield prior to the start of the shortened NHL season, was demoted back to the AHL today. The timing is certainly curious. Brandon Dubinsky is facing potential discipline for boarding Rob Scuderi..." February 06

  • Johansen Sent To AHL

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets have sent center Ryan Johansen to minor-league Springfield, a surprising move given Johansen's strong play in the first several games of the season and his team-best faceoff winning percentage. "He started strong, but we think his play has tailed off," Blue Jackets GM Scott..." February 06