Blackhawks C Artem Anisimov sidelined by left leg injury
OTTAWA, Ontario - Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov will be sidelined for three to four weeks with a left leg injury.
Anisimov got hurt in the first period of Chicago's 4-2 win at Montreal on Tuesday night. He had to be helped from the ice after Canadiens forward Alexander Radulov fell on the back of his leg in a corner behind the Chicago goal.
Coach Joel Quenneville said Anisimov was day to day after the victory against the Canadiens. He provided a longer timetable for Anisimov's return on Wednesday.
The Blackhawks have won nine of 11 heading into Thursday night's game against Ottawa. With Anisimov out, rookie Nick Schmaltz likely will center Chicago's second line with wingers Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin.
Anisimov has 22 goals and a career-high 45 points in 64 games this season.
Rakell, Getzlaf keep rolling as Ducks drop Blues, 2-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Rickard Rakell scored his 30th of the season, Ryan Getzlaf added a short-handed goal and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Bernier made 26 saves for his fourth straight win as Anaheim passed Calgary for second place in the Pacific Division. The Flames' 10-game winning streak ended with a 5-2 loss to Boston.
Ivan Barbashev scored his third career goal and Jake Allen made 20 saves, but the Blues' five-game winning streak was stopped.
St. Louis missed out on its chance to pass Nashville for third place in the Central Division. The Blues still hold the second wild card in the Western Conference, four points ahead of Los Angeles.
Rakell hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his five-year career by putting the Ducks ahead 5:32 into the first period.
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