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Report: Jackets not happy with Johansen’s fitness

Ryan Johansen

Ryan Johansen


From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:

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The Jackets play their season opener tonight in Buffalo, where Johansen is expected to be in the lineup.

Even if Johansen isn’t quite up to speed after missing training camp while negotiating his new contract, with all the injuries Columbus is currently dealing with, what choice does coach Todd Richards really have but to throw the 22-year-old out there and hope he can play his way into shape?

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