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Blues’ defenceman Johnson has surgery on knee injured at golf event

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues defenceman Erik Johnson, out for the season after injuring his knee during a pre-season team golf outing in September, had surgery to repair a damaged ligament.

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Johnson, the first overall pick of the 2006 draft, is expected to be ready for training camp next season. He tore two ligaments when his foot got stuck in a golf cart.