Artem Anisimov will return but Marian Hossa will not when the Blackhawks take on the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Anisimov was back in his regular second-line center spot with Artemi Panarin and Patrick Kane on Tuesday morning, having recovered from his upper-body injury.
“I feel good. The break helped a lot because like it was three days off. No skating, no practice and just get rest and refreshing everything. I’m ready to roll,” said Anisimov, who went down when he had been playing very well. “It’s actually tough. Some injuries are tough. It’s always tough when you’re in the locker room watching the game on TV and you’re not able to help the team.”
Hossa, meanwhile, will be out longer than anticipated with his upper-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville said Hossa, who takes Anisimov’s place on the injured reserve list, might be back for the Winter Classic but is likely out the rest of the upcoming trip.
“That’s how much time we’ll need for it,” Quenneville said. “He checked things out yesterday and came in today, knowing there’s no progress. That’s where it’s at.”
Corey Crawford will get the start Tuesday.
It appeared that Jordin Tootoo, Michal Kempny and Michal Rozsival will be the healthy scratches tonight.
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The Blackhawks take on the Jets on Tuesday night at the United Center, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage starts at 7 p.m. with Blackhawks Pregame Live, followed by the action from the West Side. You can also stream the game live on CSNChicago.com and via the NBC Sports app.
Blackhawks' projected lineup
Ryan Hartman, Jonathan Toews, Vinnie Hinostroza
Artemi Panarin, Artem Anisimov, Patrick Kane
Dennis Rasmussen, Marcus Kruger, Richard Panik
Andrew Desjardins, Tanner Kero, Tyler Motte
Duncan Keith and Trevor van Riemsdyk
Brian Campbell and Brent Seabrook
Gustav Forsling and Niklas Hjalmarsson
Marian Hossa (upper body)
Jets' projected lineup
Nikolaj Ehlers, Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine
Mathieu Perreault, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler
Shawn Matthias, Adam Lowry, Joel Armia
Marko Dano, Nicolas Petan, Drew Stafford
Josh Morrissey and Dustin Byfuglien
Tobias Enstrom and Jacob Trouba
Ben Chiarot and Paul Postma
Tyler Myers (lower body), Alex Burmistrov (upper body)