Tyler Johnson Returns to the Blackhawks Lineup Tonight

After missing 20 games because of an ankle sprain, the Blackhawks will reportedly get Tyler Johnson back in the lineup tonight.

Johnson, 32, got off to a great start this season with six points in six games. And the Blackhawks’ offense has struggled since he left the lineup.

Is Tyler Johnson going to solve all of the Blackhawks’ problems? No. It appears he’ll be on the third line with Jason Dickinson and Jujhar Khaira to start the game Tuesday night against Washington and will be back on the second power play group.

I guessed this would happen when the Blackhawks announced the club has reassigned defenseman Filip Roos to Rockford on Tuesday morning. When Jarred Tinordi was activated off IR on Friday night it was a scramble drill to get him in the lineup, but the Blackhawks had one available roster spot. Tinordi filled that, so someone had to go to the AHL.

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Tab Bamford has been writing about the Chicago Blackhawks for almost two decades. He joined Bleacher Nation as the lead Blackhawks writer in May 2022. Tab is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association and is the author of two books about the Blackhawks: "100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die" (Triumph Books) and "Chicago Blackhawks: An Illustrated Timeline" (Reedy Press, 2021). Find him on Twitter/X/Instagram/Threads at @The1Tab

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