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Jets Get By Blackhawks, Hossa To IR

Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele and Drew Stafford scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 34 saves to help the Winnipeg Jets beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Jacob Trouba added two assists, and Winnipeg won its second straight and fourth in five games. The Jets beat Central Division-leading Chicago for the third time in three tries this season, outscoring the Blackhawks 9-2 over those games.
Artem Anisimov scored his 15th goal in his return from missing three games with an upper-body injury, but Chicago lost its third straight for the first time since last March.
Chicago's Corey Crawford blocked 31 shots in his second start since returning from an appendectomy that cost him 10 games.
With an assist, the Blackhawks' Artemi Panarin stretched his career-best points streak to eight games. He has five goals and 14 points during the run.
The Blackhawks activated Anisimov off injured reserve and placed veteran right wing Marian Hossa on IR retroactive to Dec. 20.
Chicago announced the moves Tuesday prior to a game against the Winnipeg Jets. Both forwards have been sidelined by upper-body injuries.
Anisimov was put on injured reserve last Thursday and missed three games. His 14 goals and 27 points both rank third on Chicago.
Hossa has been out since leaving early in a loss to Ottawa a week ago. He leads the Blackhawks with 16 goals.
Coach Joel Quenneville says Hossa will probably miss Chicago's next three games and will "hopefully be ready to come back" when the Blackhawks face the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Winter Classic at Busch Stadium on Jan. 2.

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