Anisimov (upper body) will be ready to go should the NHL regular season resume, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. With the Senators struggles this year, Anisimov won't be seeing any additional action in 2020-21 if the league jumps right into the postseason. Prior to the shutdown, the center garnered 15 goals and five helpers in 49 outings, his lowest point total since the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign.
If the regular season does not resume, Anisimov (upper body) has failed to play in 50 games for the first time in seven years, and it showed up in his scoring totals. Injuries knocked him out of the last four games, but he did match his goal numbers from last year. At this point in his career, the soon-to-be 32-year-old is a 15-to-20 goal scorer who will provide assists as well as goals when he's on a good team and will only provide goals when his team isn't up to par. As the Senators are rebuilding, Anisimov is strictly a lower-end goal scorer at this point.
Anisimov (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Wednesday's clash with the Kings, NHL.com's Dan Greenspan reports. Anisimov will miss a fourth consecutive contest Wednesday and remains without a timetable for his return. The veteran pivot should be considered out indefinitely until the Senators release another update on his status.
Anisimov (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Tuesday's contest against the Ducks. Anisimov will miss his third straight game after he suffered the upper-body injury in last Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh. In his stead, Chris Tierney will likely continue to assume the second-line center role. With the Senators headed for a back-to-back Wednesday against the Kings, Anisimov won't have to wait long to get another crack at returning to the lineup.
Anisimov (upper body) won't be available for Thursday's game against the Islanders, Nicolas St-Pierre of 945 Unique FM reports. Anisimov suffered an upper-body injury during Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Penguins and will miss at least one contest as a result. Chris Tierney will likely get the first crack at replacing Anisimov on Ottawa's top line against the Islanders.
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