Anisimov has been rumored to be in KHL discussions, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Anisimov had a cap hit of $4.5 million in 2020-21, making it unlikely the Senators will ask him back unless they need to get to the salary floor. Anisimov has been the subject of KHL rumors, but agent Todd Diamond has said Anisimov's plan remains to play in the NHL in 2021-22. If he does stay in North America, a move elsewhere could get his assist numbers back to the point where he could be a decent contributor as a cheap option in daily leagues.
Anisimov collected three assists and four shots with a plus-3 rating in Saturday's 6-3 win over Montreal. That performance came out of nowhere. Anisimov, just promoted from the taxi squad Friday, put together his first multi-point game of the season with assists on a pair of Evgenii Dadonov goals and a single tally by Alex Formenton. The 32-year-old Anisimov had just two goals and two assists in 14 games entering the night and was in the lineup for the first time since March 10.
Anisimov was promoted to Ottawa's active roster Friday. Anisimov hasn't cracked the Senators' lineup since March 10. He's picked up four points in 14 games this campaign.
Anisimov was assigned to Ottawa's taxi squad Thursday. Anisimov hasn't cracked the Senators' lineup since March 10 against the Oilers. He's picked up four points through 14 NHL appearances this year.
Anisimov was placed on waivers by the Senators on Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. Anisimov missed the last seven games due to an upper-body injury. He was activated from injured reserve Sunday. The 32-year-old produced four points through 14 games before that injury. He likely won't be claimed on waivers because he carries a $4.55 million cap hit, but he'll be eligible for the taxi squad once he clears.
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