Artem Anisimov is still being evaluated and might not miss too much time, but he will likely be out when the Blackhawks host the New York Islanders on Friday night.
Anisimov left Wednesday's game with a lower-body injury. Coach Joel Quenneville said he'll know more later on Anisimov, but "if he does miss (anything), it won't be significant." Asked if that means Anisimov doesn't come back until after the Blackhawks' four-day break, which starts Sunday, Quenneville reiterated that he'll know more on Friday.
And Anisimov might not be the only player missing on Friday. Nick Schmaltz missed Thursday's practice due to illness, and Artemi Panarin was out with an upper-body injury. Quenneville said Schmaltz should be OK for Friday — no, Schmaltz doesn't have the mumps — but Panarin might be more questionable.
Johnny Oduya practiced with the Blackhawks on Thursday, but he won't play until the team faces the Anaheim Ducks on March 9.
"We're looking for next week, and that's more a matter of conditioning a little bit, just being fully ready," Oduya said. "I think the schedule picks up pretty heavy after that, so this may be the opportunity to capitalize on (conditioning more). That's how we're looking at it."
Marian Hossa took Thursday off but is expected to play against the Islanders. Corey Crawford will get the start.