Blackhawks make Anisimov a surprising scratch, Panik debuts


The Chicago Blackhawks must strive for an eighth consecutive win without Artem Anisimov in the lineup.

It’s unclear whether Anisimov is a healthy or unhealthy scratch; some believe that it might be related to an illness, as this was a surprising announcement.

The Blackhawks will instead face the Nashville Predators with Richard Panik making his Chicago debut.

More than a few Blackhawks fans take solace in the line that may spring¬†up in Anismiov’s absence, as Teuvo Tervainen looks to line up with Patrick Kane and Artemin Panarin. Yeah, that’s a lot of skill in one trio.