Anderson scored two goals in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.
He fired pucks past Frederik Andersen late in the first period and early in the third, and in one night Anderson doubled his goal haul from 26 games last season with Columbus. The 26-year-old winger has had some trouble avoiding injuries in his career, but on a line with Nick Suzuki and Jonathan Drouin, Anderson could prove to be very productive when he's healthy.
Anderson skated on the second power play unit during practice Tuesday and Wednesday, Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Anderson has been practicing on the second line with Nick Suzuki and Jonathan Drouin in addition to the power play. He's coming off a shoulder injury that limited him to one goal and three assists in a season shortened to 26 games due to a shoulder injury. He reports the shoulder is fully healed, and Anderson is looking to regain the form he had in 2019 when he scored 27 goals with 20 assists.
Anderson is expected to ink a seven-year, $38.5 million contract with the Canadiens.
Anderson was involved in a big trade Tuesday, as he was sent to Montreal via Columbus in exchange for Max Domi. Despite missing most of the 2019-20 season with a shoulder injury, the 26-year-old earned a long-term contract worth $5.5 million of AAV. The Canadiens will hope that Anderson returns to his ways before he got hurt, as he racked up 27 goals and 47 points across 82 games with the Blue Jackets during the 2018-19 campaign.
Anderson was sent to the Canadiens from the Blue Jackets on Tuesday in exchange for Max Domi and a 2020 third-round selection.
Anderson missed much of the 2019-20 campaign due to a shoulder injury. Prior to getting hurt, the winger recorded four points in 26 outings. With the 25-year-old Ontario native back to 100 percent, he should be capable of topping the 20-goal threshold.
Anderson (shoulder) has recovered from shoulder surgery and would have played in the postseason had Columbus advanced, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Anderson was limited to a mere 26 games last year in which he garnered one goal, three helpers and 63 shots. The club will need to secure a new contract for the restricted free agent during the offseason. If healthy, the 25-year-old could be capable of reaching both the 25-goal and 50-point thresholds, which would make him a solid fantasy option.
Anderson (shoulder) continues to skate with the healthy scratches, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Early indications had Anderson returning to the lineup sometime in August, and the fact that he's at least healthy enough to skate is a good sign. Until he can practice with the full team, the winger should be considered out indefinitely.
The Blue Jackets added Anderson (shoulder) to their 34-man roster Sunday.
Anderson continues to rehab after he underwent shoulder surgery March 2, and he was expected to miss 4-6 months. The team announced he's back with the team in Columbus, and Anderson could be cleared to play in August when the league is scheduled to restart. The 26-year-old struggled a bit during the regular season, supplying just four points in 26 games, so if he returns to the ice it'll likely be in a bottom-six role.
Anderson (shoulder) likely won't be ready for initial small-group training but could be cleared to play in August, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
Depending on how the league's return-to-play plan moves forward, Anderson could see action in postseason play if the Jackets are still in action as late as August. Prior to getting hurt, the 25-year-old was stuck in a rut to open the 2019-20 campaign with just four points in 26 contests, well off his 2018-19 pace in which he set personal bests in goals (27) and assists (20). If Anderson suits up, it will likely be in a bottom-six role, though he could push his way up the lineup if he rediscovers his scoring touch.
Anderson underwent season-ending shoulder surgery Monday. Recovery is expected to take 4-to-6 months.
Anderson hasn't played since mid-December, and now his disappointing 2019-20 campaign is all wrapped up. The 25-year-old winger recorded four points and a minus-8 rating in 26 games. Fortunately, his recovery timeline puts him on track to be ready for training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Anderson is likely done for the season and could need surgery to repair his shoulder injury, per Darren Dreger of TSN.
Considering Anderson has missed the last 33 games due to his shoulder issue, the prospect of him being sidelined the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign shouldn't come as a shock. The winger's name was circulated in trade rumors at the deadline but it seems his health played a significant factor in keeping him in Columbus. The 25-year-old will be a restricted free agent this offseason, a negotiation that will no doubt be complicated by his lack of playing time.
Anderson (shoulder) isn't in the projected lineup for Friday's matchup with Detroit, NHL.com's Craig Merz reports.
Anderson returned to practice with his teammates over a week ago, so he's definitely closing in on a return, but the Blue Jackets have yet to release any details in terms of an expected date for his return. Once healthy, the 25-year-old should slot into a top-six role and a spot on one of Columbus' power-play units despite his lackluster start to the campaign.
Anderson (shoulder) won't play Tuesday against Florida, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Anderson returned to practice for the first time since suffering his shoulder injury Thursday, so he should be ready to rejoin the lineup sooner rather than later, but he'll have to wait for Friday's matchup with Detroit for his next opportunity to do so. The 25-year-old has had a highly disappointing injury-riddled campaign thus far in 2019-20, having notched just four points through 26 contests.
Anderson (shoulder) remains out of the lineup Sunday in Montreal.
Anderson has been progressing in his recovery from a shoulder injury that's sidelined him since Dec. 14, but his ability to get back to practice hasn't translated to game readiness yet. Tuesday against Florida will present Anderson's next opportunity to get back in there and start trying to add to his meager season totals of one goal and four points, but he'll need to be removed from injured reserve before he can take the ice.
Anderson (shoulder) won't play Saturday against the Sabres, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Anderson practiced for the first time since mid-December on Thursday, so he's clearly making progress in his recovery, but he'll be forced to miss at least one more contest due to his shoulder injury. The 25-year-old winger is on injured reserve, so news of his activation will precede his return to the lineup.
Anderson (shoulder) practiced with the team for the first time since suffering his shoulder injury Thursday, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Anderson is in the sixth week of the 4-6 week recovery timetable he was assigned Dec. 17, and it appears as though his rehab is right on schedule. If he's able to log another full practice Friday, he could be an option for Saturday's matinee matchup with the Sabres.
Anderson (shoulder) skated before Monday's practice, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
Anderson was handed a 4-6 week timeline Dec. 17, and Tuesday marks the four-week mark. Still, the 25-year-old isn't taking contact yet, so it's unlikely he'll be ready for Tuesday's clash versus the Bruins. Anderson's on the right track, however, and will aim to get back in the lineup by the All-Star break.
Anderson (shoulder) is expected to be sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks.
Anderson has had a highly frustrating season, managing just four points in 26 games after racking up 27 goals and 47 points a year ago, and this latest injury will just add fuel to the fire. The 25-year-old winger will be placed on injured reserve until he's cleared to return, which likely won't happen until late January.
Anderson (upper body) is ruled out for Monday's game against the Capitals, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.
Anderson answered the bell after Mark Borowiecki dished out a hard hit to teammate Sonny Milano (upper body) in Saturday's road loss to the Senators, dropping the gloves against Borowiecki. The 25-year-old Anderson got the worst of it, though, as he didn't return to the game and will now miss Monday's divisional clash. Milano will sit out as well, so the Blue Jackets recalled Kevin Stenlund and Marko Dano to fill in.
Anderson will not return to Saturday's contest against the Senators, Brian Hedger of NHL.com reports.
Anderson dropped his gloves with Matt Borowiecki after Borowiecki's questionable hit on Sonny Milano up against the boards that forced Milano to leave the contest. Unfortunately, it looks as though Anderson caught the worst of the fight and will sit out he the rest of Saturday's tilt. His status should be revisited ahead of Monday's game versus the Capitals.
Anderson recorded an assist, five shots on goal and three hits in Friday's 5-2 win over the Penguins.
Anderson had gone empty in 13 straight games entering Friday, but he got on the scoresheet with an assist on Gustav Nyquist's empty-net goal. He's at just three points this season, and the other two came in the same game, a 7-4 loss to the Flyers on Oct. 26. Anderson has added 45 hits and 45 shots on goal in 19 contests, but there's no doubt it's been a disappointing follow-up to his 47-point breakout last year.
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