Johnson called up on emergency basis
Netminder has gone 20-13-4-5 with Connecticut in AHL this season
Johnson was returned to Connecticut immediately following Tuesday night's 4-2 win over Carolina at Madison Square Garden, where he served as the backup to Martin Biron.
Johnson, 25, has won three of his last four games with Connecticut, posting a 2.46 goals against average and .928 save percentage over the span. He made 34 saves in a 5-3 win at Manchester on Sunday to post his 20th win of the season, marking the second time in his three AHL seasons he has reached that mark.
Johnson has registered a 20-13-4-5 record, along with a 2.36 goals against average, .922 save percentage and one shutout in 41 games with Connecticut this season.
During that stretch in February, he tied his AHL career-high for longest winning streak, winning five consecutive games from February 3 to February 11, and finished the month with a record of 7-2-0-0 with a 1.49 goals against average and .952 save percentage.
The Calgary, Alberta native was acquired by the Rangers from Pittsburgh in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Andy Bathgate) on June 27, 2009. He was originally selected by Pittsburgh as a fifth round choice, 125th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.