Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jackets bring back Aaron Johnson
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07-02-2011, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by KeithBWhittington View Post
I seem to remember that Hitchcock tried to squeeze Johnson into a forward role in Johnson's final season during his first tour here....
Your recollection is correct.

Johnson's problem is that he's never been anything above a third-pairing defenseman or a fourth-line forward. That said, he's a nice guy and well-liked by his teammates, so that counts for something. He's an adequate injury replacement, but I'd expect him to spend most of the year in Springfield.

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