Anisimov doesn't travel to Winnipeg, still under concussion protocol

 
 
Updated 12/10/2018 5:20 PM
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  • The Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov, playing earlier this season against the Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson, didn't travel to Winnipeg Monday and remains in concussion protocol.

    The Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov, playing earlier this season against the Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson, didn't travel to Winnipeg Monday and remains in concussion protocol. Associated Press

Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov remained in concussion protocol Monday and did not travel to Winnipeg for Tuesday's game.

Anisimov was injured early in the third period Sunday when his head hit the side boards after a hit by Montreal defenseman Shea Weber. Seconds later, an unhappy Anisimov went after Weber. He then went to the dressing room and did not return.

Anisimov has 4 goals in the last 9 games.

"He's been playing really well lately so, yeah, it's unfortunate," said Hawks coach Jeremy Colliton. "For him, but (also) for the team."

The Hawks do not plan on calling up a player from Rockford. Brendan Perlini will likely slot back in against the Jets. Chris Kunitz (0G, 2A) could be a healthy scratch for the 10th time in 12 games.

"He has a lot of experience," Colliton said of Kunitz. "He is a winner. He can affect our group in a positive way whether he's in or whether he's out."

Slap shot:

Gustav Forsling (shoulder) participated in practice Monday at MB Ice Arena. The defenseman is eligible to come off injured reserve when the Hawks host the Penguins Wednesday.

He said it:

"Disappointing, obviously. The guy had so much success, so much respect. One of my favorite coaches to play for. He was awesome. He was great to me. He treated me like a son. So to see that happen was obviously very sad."

-- Montreal's Andrew Shaw on his reaction to Joel Quenneville being fired by the Hawks

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