Erik Johnson back after sitting 3 games
Updated: December 18, 2010, 1:58 PM ETAssociated Press
The 2006 top overall pick in the NHL draft, Johnson missed Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings with what the team called a slight knee sprain. He took part in a full practice on Friday and participated in Saturday's morning skate prior to facing the Sharks.
Johnson missed the 2008-09 season after tearing the ACL in his right knee.
Also, defensemen Roman Polak (wrist) and Alex Pietrangelo (upper body) skated but are not ready to return. Polak is still a couple weeks away from playing, while Pietrangelo, the No. 4 overall pick in 2008, is listed as day-to-day.
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