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Blackhawks blow out Coyotes, Vermette injures Anisimov

Antoine Vermette,Artem Anisimov

Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) boards Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov (15) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)


The Chicago Blackhawks absolutely dominated the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday in a 6-2 win, but there was a significant injury loss.

The good news is that the early word is that Artem Anisimov is only considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. At least for now.

Former Blackhawks forward Antoine Vermette received a game misconduct for that check on Anisimov. For whatever it’s worth, Vermette apologized about the hit.

Jonathan Toews was mostly diplomatic:

The hit: