Anisimov may not play tonight because of the birth of his child.
Anisimov was not at the Blue Jackets morning skate because he is at the hospital with his wife waiting for the birth of their child. There is no official word on whether or not he will play tonight, but he is likely a game-time decision.
#CBJ C Artem Anisimov will play tonight. Said he will be “secret weapon.”
Anisimov has missed the last three games because of a lower-body injury but will return to the lineup tonight when the Blue Jackets take on Chicago. Anisimov has six goals and two assists in 19 games this season.
Anisimov will miss his third straight game tonight with an undisclosed injury. The Blue Jackets are on a five game winning streak and could use Anisimov back as soon as possible to help continue their strong play. He has six goals and two assists in 19 games this season.
Word from #CBJ coach Todd Richards is Anisimov will play tomorrow night in Chicago vs #Hawks
Anisimov made a quick recovery from what looked to be like a serious injury as he was taken off the ice on a stretcher last Thursday. Anisimov will play on a line with Calvert and Atkinson. He has four goals and two assists in 15 games this season.
Anisimov is "progressing" through workouts. Monitoring his situation day by day. #CBJ
Anisimov suffered a head injury last Thursday vs. Detroit and was rushed to the hospital. It sounds like Anisimov is recovering well from what looked like a serious injury and he won't be out as long as originally expected.
#CBJ update - Artem Anisimov has been released from the hospital in Detroit and will be returning to Columbus this afternoon.
Anisimov was hurt in a scary looking incident last night. Red Wings defenceman Kyle Quincey accidentally hit Anisimov in the face with his elbow as he fell to the ice. Anisimov laid on the ice motionless and was rushed to a local hospital. There is no timetable for his return at this point.