COLUMBUS -- At the same time center Ryan Johansen was preparing for his first practice since signing a new contract Monday, teammate Brandon Dubinsky was undergoing abdominal surgery in Philadelphia that could keep him out for six weeks.
Just another day of drama for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Johansen was ribbed by his teammates when he got to Nationwide Arena on Wednesday morning after staying at home in Vancouver until agreeing to a three-year, $12 million contract Monday.
"We're excited to have him back," left wing Scott Hartnell said. "It's good to see his goofy little face around the dressing room."