Anisimov doesn't travel to Winnipeg, still under concussion protocol
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."
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
Blackhawks vs. Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bell Centre, 7 p.m.
TV: NBCSCH • Radio: WGN 720-AM
The skinny: The Jets have won five of six, with their only loss to St. Louis, 1-0, last Friday. ... Winnipeg (18-9-2) had 3 power-play goals in a 7-1 win over Philadelphia Sunday. Mark Scheifele (16G, 19A) assisted on all 3 tallies. ... The last time the Hawks had 2 PP goals in a game came in a 3-1 win over Boston March 11. That was 43 games ago. ... Patrik Laine has 21 goals in 29 games but hasn't scored since potting 2 against the Hawks in a 6-5 win Nov. 29. ... The Hawks have been outscored 24-6 in their last 10 first periods. On average, opponents are scoring their first goal just three minutes, 40 seconds into the game.
Next: Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m. Wednesday at United Center
-- John Dietz