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COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed center Artem Anisimov on Injured Reserve as a result of a torn triceps muscle suffered in last Saturday’s game at Nashville, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The injury is expected to sideline Anisimov for two to three months.
Anisimov, who missed seven games earlier this season due to an upper body injury, has recorded two goals and four assists for six points with four penalty minutes in 16 games this season. The Yaroslavl, Russia native has posted 81-90-171 with 122 penalty minutes in 376 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and New York Rangers.
from Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun,
“I haven’t seen a replay of it but my initial thought is that he was standing up and it was a clean hit,” Jackets coach Todd Richards said, adding that he had chatted with Anisimov after the game and he “feels pretty good.”
Obviously the main concern related to The Hit was Anisimov’s health which, according to the early indications, seemed pretty good, all things considered.
Having said that, The Hit — one which pretty much everyone in the building seemed to think was legal, including Richards and Jackets president of hockey operations John Davidson — just underscores the grey area that players must deal with when they want to unleash big checks these days.
Pretty much the only person at the Air Canada Centre who felt the Maple Leafs captain had made contact with Anisimov’s noggin was the official who immediately put his arm up in the air, slapping Phaneuf with an “illegal check to the head” minor.
more and watch the hit below...
Coyle received a match penalty and 5 for fighting and Anisimov did not return to the game.
First the Columbus broadcast followed by the Wild broadcast below.
Best to watch the replays from both feeds after the fight to get a better view of the hit.
Anisimov was tied up with Kyle Quincey behind the Detroit net, Quincey fell on him and it appeared Anisimov's head hit the ice pretty hard.
Report from Larry Murphy who is between the benches is Anisimov was alert when taken off the ice.
added 8:52pm, This post was by me, Paul. I had posted the Abel to Yzerman blog tonight and forgot to sign out as the Chief and sign back in as me.
added 9:00pm, Here is a video of the injury and the Wings are now reporting Quincey suffered a lower-body injury on the play and will not return.
added 9:06pm, Video from the Columbus broadcast can be seen below...
Turns this stick around like a gun and points it at the ..... opposition? No Artem, not the opposition or else you WILL need Lindsay to ride shotgun for you.
(For those of you who don’t why the Ted Lindsay reference, here is the short version.
Gordie Howe received a death threat while in Toronto, after the Wings won and were going off the ice, Lindsay turned his stick around and started firing machine gun like bullets at the crowd.)
from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,
When I was doing my due diligence for a “Fab Freshman” article for our annual Poolbook in the summer, I grabbed the opinions of a couple NHL scouts on which players they thought would impress the most in their inaugural run through The Circuit. Names on the list included Tavares, Nikita Filatov, Cody Hodgson, Matt Gilroy, Colin Wilson and more, but when the name Artem Anisimov came up, there was an underlining pause.
The Rangers prospect is the guy to watch out for.
“Honestly, I think he’s the best of the ones you’ve named so far,” said one scout.
Now, we’re not necessarily talking long-term potential here – though with what Anisimov brings to the table, it’s entirely possible he could bloom into a superstar. This is purely about Year 1 and how this year’s Calder Trophy race will most likely play out.