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Blue Jackets' Ryan Johansen undergoing tests for illness, fatigue

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:55:00 AM America/Los_Angeles

After Columbus Blue Jackets forwards Ryan Johansen did not play in the final six minutes of their loss to the Minnesota Wild last week, he was scratched for their next game in Colorado and sent home with an undisclosed illness.

On Monday, Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said Johansen is currently listed as "day-to-day" and that he is continuing to get some testing done to figure out why he has not been feeling well recently.

"Joey just doesn't feel well," Tortorella said Monday, via the Blue Jackets' website. "He lacks energy, and so we'll list him as day-to-day, and he's just getting some medical testing done and we're going to leave him alone and see if we can get that straightened out."

Johansen will not play Tuesday night in New Jersey and his status for the remainder of their road trip is unknown.

The Columbus Dispatch reported over the weekend that Johansen was hospitalized "at least once" over the summer with an accelerated heart rate. On Monday, his agent, Kurt Overhardt, told Aaron Portzline of the Dispatch that his current situation is not heart related.

Johansen is the Blue Jackets' best player. Last season, he scored 26 goals with 45 assists. He's topped 60 points in each of the past two seasons and is just 23. In eight games this season he has one goal and five assists.

Big things were expected from the Blue Jackets this season, especially with the offseason addition of Brandon Saad to play on their top line with Johansen and Nick Foligno, but the team stumbled out of the gate by losing eight straight games to open the season.

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