The Rockford IceHogs were eliminated from the AHL playoffs on Sunday, but defensemen Stephen Johns won’t be making the trip to Chicago – or Anaheim – to join the Blackhawks.
According to Scott Grodsky of WIFR-TV, Johns suffered a broken forearm during Sunday’s elimination loss to Grand Rapids. Before the injury, Johns was having a productive postseason for Rockford, posting seven points (three goals, four assists) in eight playoff games.
Johns struggled with a number of injuries this season, beginning with a concussion in late November. He was able to return to the lineup on Jan. 16 but suffered a knee injury three games later that cost him four more contests. Johns also missed time after blocking a shot in March.