Stephen Johns (#4) battles Jeremy Welsh in front of Scott Darling Monday Jan 19
Photo credit: Rockford IceHogs—
By Chris Block
Rockford had only begun to realize how much they missed the steady and physical play of Stephen Johns when injury struck the rookie defenseman again on Monday.
Now the IceHogs will again be without their big rookie blue liner for a stretch.
Johns will miss the next 2 to 3 weeks, according to the team.
“When you can’t do something you love and you enjoy every day, it hurts and it’s frustrating.”
Those were Stephen Johns’ words this past Saturday night, having just completed his second game back from a concussion that kept him out of action for seven weeks.
Now, a left knee injury, suffered Monday afternoon in a game against the Chicago Wolves, will force Johns to miss more time.