Blue Jackets Recall Kent Johnson After Four-Week AHL Stint, Place Damon Severson (Oblique) On IR

By Coby Maeir on November 30, 2023 at 11:01 am
Columbus Blue Jackets center Kent Johnson (91) celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period at Xcel Energy Center.
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The Blue Jackets recalled forward Kent Johnson from the AHL and placed defenseman Damon Severson on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 19, the team announced Thursday. Johnson was sent to the AHL on Nov. 3 and recorded 5-10--15 in 10 AHL games, which was second in the league in points/game among players with at least 10 games played. Severson suffered an oblique injury on Nov. 19 against the Flyers and is expected to miss approximately six weeks. To make room for Johnson, the team had to place Severson on IR. 

Before being sent down, Johnson recorded 1-2--3 in eight games with the Blue Jackets. He was a healthy scratch twice and was benched in the third period of the team's Nov. 2 win over the Lightning.

In his first year as a Blue Jacket, Severson has played in 19 games and recorded 3-5--8. 

In 96 career NHL games, Johnson has posted 17-29--46, including 16-24--40 as a rookie in 2022-23. The Blue Jackets hope this will be the last time they'll have to recall him from the AHL. 

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