Artem Anisimov will play but Jonathan Toews will miss his fourth consecutive game when the Blackhawks host the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Toews did not skate again on Thursday. Coach Joel Quenneville said Toews could skate on Friday or Saturday but he added that Toews is doubtful to play on Saturday, when the Blackhawks face the Philadelphia Flyers.
Anisimov left Tuesday’s game after blocking a Duncan Keith shot off the inside of his right foot. But he said he felt better on Wednesday and was part of Thursday morning’s skate.
“I skated this morning, no problem,” Anisimov said. “Actually when the puck hit me, I thought it was going to be worse. But it’s not, so I’m glad. I’m happy.”
Corey Crawford will start vs. the Devils.
Trevor van Riemsdyk is still skating but will not play against the Devils. Quenneville said van Riemsdyk could play vs. Philadelphia.
Meanwhile, on the other side, Quenneville’s second cousin, John, will make his NHL debut for the Devils tonight. John was recalled on Wednesday from Albany, where he has 17 points in 19 games.
“It means a lot,” John Quenneville said following the Devils’ skate. “That’s been my dream, ever since I was a kid. For it to come true is amazing to me, my family members, all my friends and teammates I played with growing up. I’m excited.”
BLACKHAWKS VS. NEW JERSEY DEVILS
Live Stream: CSNChicago.com/NBC Sports App
Radio: WGN 720 AM
Artemi Panarin-Artem Anisimov-Patrick Kane
Ryan Hartman-Vinnie Hinostroza -Marian Hossa
Dennis Rasmussen-Marcus Kruger -Richard Panik
Andrew Desjardins-Nick Schmaltz-Tyler Motte
Duncan Keith-Brian Campbell
Michal Kempny-Brent Seabrook
Michal Rozsival-Niklas Hjalmarsson
INJURIES: Jonathan Toews (upper body), Trevor van Riemsdyk (upper body).
New Jersey Devils (via The Record)
Taylor Hall-Adam Henrique-PA Parenteau
Mike Cammalleri-Travis Zajac-Kyle Palmieri
John Quenneville-Pavel Zacha-Devante Smith-Pelly
Miles Wood-Vernon Fiddler-Nick Lappin
Andy Greene-Damon Severson
Jon Merrill-Ben Lovejoy
John Moore-Kyle Quincey
INJURIES: Beau Bennett (leg).