Blue Jackets' Anisimov (Concussion) WIll Play Saturday
News:Artem Anisimov (concussion) will return to the ice for Saturday's regular-season finale against Nashville, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov was far from a sure thing to suit up, so the Blue Jackets will be thrilled to have him back for Saturday's all-important game. He hasn't played since April 13, however, and may be a bit rusty. Columbus is still fighting to make the playoffs on the final day of the season.
News:Artem Anisimov (concussion) will not play Thursday against the Stars and is considered iffy for Saturday's regular-season finale against the Predators, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: It seems likely that Artem Anisimov could be shut down for the rest of the regular season, but his status beyond that is unknown. Consider him day-to-day for the time being.
News:Artem Anisimov (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Sharks, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.
Analysis: Having been ruled out for Sunday's game, Artem Anisimov's next shot at playing won't come until Thursday's contest against the Stars.
Blue Jackets' Anisimov (Concussion) Does Not Practice Saturday
News:Artem Anisimov (concussion) did not practice Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov was hoping to return Sunday, and while that may still be the case, the absence from Saturday's practice does not bode well for his chances of suiting up.
News:Artem Anisimov (concussion) skated Thursday and could play in Sunday's game against the Sharks, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports Ohio reports.
Analysis: There is no timetable for when Artem Anisimov will return. He has not skated since getting hit hard on April 13; however, his ability to skate with the team Thursday is encouraging.
News:Artem Anisimov (concussion) will not play Wednesday against the Ducks, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered during the Jackets' 3-2 win over the Wild on Saturday, and currently there is no timetable for his return.
News: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards had no update on when Artem Anisimov (head) might be able to return to action, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: He missed Monday's tilt against the Avs and didn't even skate before the game, so it doesn't look like he'll be able to play any time soon.
News:Artem Anisimov will "be out for a while," according to Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch. He suffered a head injury in Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Analysis: He was walloped by the Wild's Charlie Coyle, who will probably have a date with the disciplinary committee as a result of the hit. The team says it's early to know if Artem Anisimov is concussed, but Jackets' coach Todd Richards said he'll be out awhile.
News:Artem Anisimov left Saturday's game against the Wild with an upper-body injury and will not return, Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov left after absorbing a hard hit from Minnesota's Charlie Coyle. Consider Anisimov day-to-day until more information regarding the injury becomes available.
News:Artem Anisimov scored the game-winning goal in Friday's 4-1 victory over St. Louis, giving him three points in the last four games.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has been picking up his scoring pace of late as the Jackets are jockeying for a playoff position. Look for Anisimov to chip in a point every few games.
News:Artem Anisimov scored his 10th goal of the season in Friday's loss to St. Louis, giving Columbus its only tally of the game.
Analysis: Quietly, Artem Anisimov has six points over the last five games, but five of those came over the span of two games. Anisimov is playing alongside his former teammate, the newly acquired Marian Gaborik, and the two have produced nicely in the last two games. Look for Anisimov to see his name on the scoresheet down the stretch; he has 10 goals on the season.
News:Artem Anisimov has two helpers in Friday's 6-4 win over the Flames.
Analysis: That's back-to-back multi-point efforts for Artem Anisimov, and three goals and four assists in his last five games. He should continue to see plenty of chances and ice time as the Jackets cling to life in the playoff race.
News:Artem Anisimov scored his ninth goal of the season and added two assists in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Oilers.
Analysis: He's got three goals and five points in his last four games, and if Cam Atkinson (who also had a three-point night Thursday) starts heating up next to him the two players could put together a nice run to finish the year.
News:Artem Anisimov shook off a hard blindside hit in the first frame of Saturday's game against Nashville to post a second-period tally, his eighth of the season.
Analysis: He doesn't seem to pass much -- just two assists in 24 contests -- but he trails only Vinny Prospal in the team goal-scoring category. If your league doesn't emphasize assists or plus-minus rating, he's one of the more valuable skaters on this roster.
News:Artem Anisimov scored one of Columbus' five goals in Friday's win over Calgary, his first goal since returning from a back injury eight days ago.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has been a solid all-around player for the Jackets and his seven goals in 23 games are slightly above the pace he'd established with the Rangers the last few seasons. Odds are he's not going to go on a scoring tear, but Ansimov is certainly worth a look in deeper leagues, as he is seeing almost two minutes of power-play time per-contest.
News: Coach Todd Richards said that Artem Anisimov (lower body) will play Thursday against Chicago, Jeff Rimer of FOX Sports Ohio reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov, who last suited up on March 7, checks back into the Columbus lineup Thursday with six goals and eight points in 19 games to date.
Blue Jackets' Anisimov (Lower Body) Unsure For Thursday
News: Coach Richards said that he is unsure if Artem Anisimov (lower body) will be able to play Thursday against the Blackhawks, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has missed the past three games due to the lower-body injury. It is still unknown how much time the center will miss, but as for now continue to consider him day-to-day.
News:Artem Anisimov (lower body) will not play Tuesday, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: The Blue Jackets have not released much in terms of details, but it seems Artem Anisimov is still dealing with the effects of taking a puck to the knee last Monday. He remains day-to-day for now, but having already missed three games, he could land on injured reserve if his injury lingers.
News:Artem Anisimov (undisclosed) will not play Sunday against the Red Wings, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov will see team doctors Sunday after getting scratched from Saturday's game with an undisclosed injury. His examination should yield more information regarding the ailment.
News:Artem Anisimov was scratched from Saturday's game against the Red Wings with an undisclosed injury, FOX Sports Ohio's Jeff Rimer reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov is a surprise scratch, possibly as a result of a minor knee injury he suffered last Sunday. Anisimov took a puck off the knee, but then he returned to score the winning goal in overtime, and he hasn't missed any action since then. Consider him day-to-day.
News:Artem Anisimov, who hobbled to the dressing room in the first period after taking a Ryan O'Reilly shot off his right knee, returned to score the overtime winner in Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Avs.
Analysis: He's proving to be a warrior in his first campaign with the Blue Jackets. Artem Anisimov's numbers on the season are still pretty weak (six goals, two assists and a minus-6 rating in 17 games) but he's scored in two straight games, and might be able to provide some fantasy value if he gets some help from his teammates.
News:Artem Anisimov scored one of Columbus' three goals in Friday's loss to Chicago, his first game back after missing three contests with a head injury.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov was a welcomed sight in the Columbus lineup and owns a respectable seven points through 16 games. Look for him to be in the lineup going forward, just don't expect him, or any Columbus skater, to help you in the plus/minus department.
News:Artem Anisimov (head) is now expected to play against the Blackhawks on Friday, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "It looks like he's going to be in the lineup," coach Todd Richards said. "We still have the (Friday) morning skate but I'm planning on him playing."
Analysis: Things were looking cloudy for Artem Anisimov -- who left last Thursday's game on a stretcher after a collision -- but he practiced without limitation this Thursday and it now looks like he'll return to action Friday after missing three games.
News:Artem Anisimov (head) is doubtful for Friday's game against the Blackhawks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Although Artem Anisimov skated Wednesday, he will likely miss Friday's contest against the red-hot Hawks. If Anisimov can't go, Columbus will be without their top three centers since Brandon Dubinsky (knee) and Derick Brassard (upper body) will also be out.
News:Artem Anisimov (head) has begun off-ice workouts, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: While the team has been mum on the status of Artem Anisimov's injury, the assumption is that he's dealing with a concussion, as the off-ice workouts would suggest. Consider him out indefinitely until the Blue Jackets characterize his injury otherwise.
News:Artem Anisimov (head) was released from the hospital and will travel back to Columbus, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov was injured in Thursday's game against the Red Wings and taken off the ice on a stretcher. He is considered day-to-day and it is uncertain when exactly he will return though the prognosis looks promising after the scary collision.
Blue Jackets' Anisimov (Head/Neck) Didn't Lose Consciousness
News: Updating a previous report, Artem Anisimov apparently did not lose consciousness at any point Thursday night, the Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: This should be a good sign, but there's still cause for concern since Artem Anisimov lay motionless on the ice right after the collision that caused him to leave Thursday's game on a stretcher. He's headed to the hospital to undergo further testing.
Blue Jackets' Anisimov Suffers Head/Neck Injury Thursday
News:Artem Anisimov left Thursday's game on a stretcher after a collision caused him to lose consciousness, the Columbus Dispatch's Shawn Mitchell reports.
Analysis: Apparently Artem Anisimov regained consciousness and was talking as he was carried off the ice. He probably suffered a concussion at the very least, and will likely undergo further testing. It sounds like Anisimov avoided the very worst of it, but an extended absence could be forthcoming.
News:Artem Anisimov (foot) is expected to play Thursday against the Red Wings, Shawn Mitchell of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov left Friday's game after blocking a shot with his foot, but is slated to return to the lineup when the Jackets take on the Red Wings on Thursday. The winger has registered four goals and two assists in 14 games so far this season.
News:Artem Anisimov (foot) will not play Monday against the Ducks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: A shot to the foot forced Artem Anisimov from Friday's tilt, and he'll miss a second straight game Monday. He was able to get through Monday's morning skate without issue, and he took part in pregame warmups, so perhaps Anisimov will be ready to go Thursday.
News:Artem Anisimov (foot) took part in practice Monday.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov is still considered a game-time decision for Monday's game in Anaheim, but it is a good sign he took place in the morning practice. If Anisimov does not start, look for Nick Drazenovic to take his spot in the lineup.
News: Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said Sunday that Artem Anisimov (foot) is improving, but his status for Monday's game against the Ducks is still uncertain, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: A decision on Artem Anisimov will be made after Monday's morning skate. The 24-year-old center left Friday's game after taking a shot to the foot, and he missed Saturday's tilt, but X-rays were negative and it sounds like he'll be back in action shortly, if not Monday.
News:Artem Anisimov (foot) will not play Saturday against Phoenix, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: Nick Drazenovic will replace Artem Anisimov in the lineup Saturday, while Anisimov is considered day-to-day with the injury he suffered while blocking a shot in Friday's game.
News:Artem Anisimov left Friday's game in the second period after taking a shot off his foot, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Analysis: X-rays taken after the game were negative, and he might not miss much time due to the injury.
News:Artem Anisimov scored two goals, one of which was the game-winner, in Saturday's 4-2 victory over Detroit.
Analysis: It's his first two-goal game since Nov. 11, 2010. He has four goals in nine games and at this rate, he would finish with more than 20 goals on the season.
News:Artem Anisimov tied the game with a wicked backhand, then beat Pekka Rinne again in the shootout, in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Predators.
Analysis: Skating between a couple of abrasive wingers in Brandon Dubinsky and Derek Dorsett, Artem Anisimov got plenty of room to operate and took full advantage. Based on their lack of power play time in this one the unit should probably be considered the Blue Jackets' third line, but they could have some surprising fantasy value.
Jackets' Anisimov Gets Strong Line Placement To Open Camp
News:Artem Anisimov skated on a line with his former Rangers teammate Brandon Dubinsky and Derek Dorsett on the first day of training camp, Rob Mixer of BlueJackets.com reports.
Analysis: That's a very interesting combo, as the feisty wingers should give the slicker Artem Anisimov plenty of room in which to operate. It's hard to say what even constitutes a top-six assignment for the talent-thin Jackets, so Anisimov should remain little more than a deep sleeper on most draft lists.
News:Artem Anisimov has signed a contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL for the duration of the NHL lockout, R-Sport reports.
Analysis: It will be a homecoming of sorts for Artem Anisimov, who played for Yaroslavl for two years before moving to North America in 2007. The 24-year-old scored 36 points with the Rangers last season before he was acquired by the Blue Jackets in an offseason deal that sent Rick Nash to New York.
News:Artem Anisimov was traded to the Blue Jackets from the Rangers on Monday in the Rick Nash deal, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov was traded along with center Brandon Dubinsky, defenseman Tim Erixon and a first-round pick next year in exchange for Nash, minors player Steven Delisle and a conditional pick in the 2013 draft. Anisimov played in 79 games for the Rangers last season, scoring 16 goals and 20 assists.
News:Artem Anisimov grabbed an empty-net goal and added an assist in the Rangers' 3-0 victory over the Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Monday.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov had gone pointless the final three games of the Rangers' second-round win over Washington, but iced the victory with the empty-net goal Monday. His primary assist on Chris Kreider's second goal showed the type of vision the tall Russian has for making plays as he fired off a perfect pass to spring his teammate.
News:Artem Anisimov scored a goal and added an assist in the Rangers' Game 4 loss to the Capitals.
Analysis: He has three points in four games against Washington, in large part because his speed and tenacity have been hard for the Caps to manage. The soon-to-be 24-year-old's game is really starting to improve and that bodes well for a fantasy uptick for next year.
News:Artem Anisimov scored the opening goal in Saturday's 3-1 win over Washington.
Analysis: He came out from behind the net and stuffed the puck through Braden Holtby. And while he didn't see a lot of ice time (11:51), he was effective -- his speed was too much for the Caps to handle.
News:Artem Anisimov assisted on goals by Ryan Callahan and Brian Boyle on Thursday as the Rangers came away with a 4-2 win over the Senators in Game 1 of their opening series.
Analysis: A nice start to the playoffs for Artem Anisimov, who looked spectacular at times, but also often invisible on the offensive end this season. He hadn't recorded a multi-point game since back on Feb. 5 against Philadelphia, but Anisimov is capable of running hot for periods of time.
News:Artem Anisimov scored his first goal since March 9 in Tuesday's win over Philadelphia, snapping a five-game points drought.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has been quiet of late, collecting just two points over his last 11 games, but he scored a gorgeous breakaway goal Tuesday. He will be expected to produce a bit more come playoff time. Anisimov's still young and maturing, but the Rangers expected him to build on last year's 44-point season, not regress as he has.
News:Artem Anisimov (shoulder) will play Wednesday against the Red Wings, ESPN's Katie Strang reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov, who checks in with 14 goals and 33 points in 69 games, returns after missing two games with his shoulder injury.
News:Artem Anisimov (shoulder) was on the ice for the Rangers' morning skate Wednesday, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: That's a positive sign, it's still not a lock that he'll play Wednesday night against the Red Wings
News:Artem Anisimov (shoulder) will miss Monday's game against the New Jersey Devils, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov took part in practice for the first time since he injured his shoulder on Thursday, but he is still being considered day-to-day and will be held out for the second straight game. The Rangers' young forward did offer the news that the injury isn't serious, so that is a positive sign that he could return to the ice sooner rather than later.
News:Artem Anisimov is expected to miss Monday's game against the Devils, Bergen Record reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov missed Saturday's game with the shoulder injury, but said he is improving. He said it will come down to the trainers and coaching staff to determine his return.
News:Artem Anisimov (shoulder) will miss Saturday's game against Colorado, Rangers.NHL.com reports.
Analysis: It's not clear whether Artem Anisimov might miss time beyond Saturday, but he was unable to practice Friday after leaving Thursday's game early. Consider him day-to-day.
News:Artem Anisimov (shoulder) missed Friday's practice with a left shoulder injury he sustained during Thursday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov spent Friday's practice having his shoulder wrapped, so his status for Saturday night's matchup against the Avalanche is certainly in question. The Rangers' forward has been a solid contributor to fantasy squads this season, but owners looking for a short-term boost should look elsewhere until we know more about the timetable for his return.
News:Artem Anisimov left Thursday's game early with an apparent hand/arm injury, Andrew Gross of the Bergen Record reports.
Analysis: The Rangers' team policy is to not release injury information during a game, so we'll have to wait and see for the full skinny. For now, consider him day-to-day.
News:Artem Anisimov scored his 12th goal of the season in Thursday's 3-2 victory over Carolina.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has quietly put together a very solid season and is on pace to finish extremely close to his career-high of 44 points from 2010-2011. With a plus-minus rating of 12, Anisimov has been able to contribute across the board and is a very solid low-risk add for the last month of the season.
News:Artem Anisimov scored his 11th goal of the season in Sunday's 3-2 overtime victory over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has seen an increase in ice time over the past nine games, and has responded favorably by posting four goals during that span. There is always the chance that the Blueshirts will make a deadline deal that cuts into Anisimov's playing time, but the youngster can be a sneaky source of points in deeper leagues until that happens.
News:Artem Anisimov scored his tenth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-0 victory over the Bruins.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has seen an increase in ice time lately, and he has taken advantage of the opportunity to the tune of six points in as many games. The Rangers' center likely won't match last year's goal total of 18, but he has a a very good shot at his career-high in assists and sports an impressive 12 plus/minus rating. As long as his increase in ice time continues, the Rangers' Center can provide plenty of value for owners in deeper leagues.
News:Artem Anisimov (upper body) was plus-1 with two shots on goal against the Jets on Tuesday night.
Analysis: He was limited to just 9:21 in Saturday's game against Boston, but true to his word after suffering that injury against the Bruins, Artem Anisimov wasn't limited Tuesday night and played 11:53 including 1:10 with the man advantage.
News:Artem Anisimov (upper body) left during the third quarter of Saturday's game against Boston, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Zipay suspects the injury was located in Artem Anisimov's hand or arm. Anisimov won 3-of-6 faceoffs but otherwise accumulated no statistics in 9:21.
News: Though Artem Anisimov left Saturday's game with an upper body injury, he told Newsday's Steve Zipay after the game he felt fine.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov will have a couple days to rest before the Rangers' next game Tuesday, so he may not miss any further action. However, if the injury lingers at all, don't be surprised if he is held out until after the All-Star break.
Anisimov Continues Strong Play in Rangers' Victory
News:Artem Anisimov assisted on Marian Gaborik's goal in the Rangers' 4-2 victory over the Islanders.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov now has nine points in his last ten games, and has quietly put together a very solid 2011-2012 campaign. With his minutes on the rise as of late, he's certainly worth a look in deeper leagues.
News:Artem Anisimov posted a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Devils, his second two-point effort in his last four games. He showed no sign of the illness that kept him out Saturday.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov didn't gun down Martin Brodeur after his third-period tally gave the Rangers the lead, but he was buzzing around the goal all night with four shots on goal. He also finished the night a plus-2 and is on his way to a career-best season with 21 points through 30 games.
News:Artem Anisimov will play Tuesday after missing Saturday's game with an illness, according to the Rangers' official Twitter page.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov should be good to go after sitting out just one game. He was hot prior to the absence, recording seven points (4G, 3A) in his first eight games of the month.
News:Artem Anisimov (head) tallied a goal and an assist in Sunday's 6-1 win over Florida.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov showed no ill effects from the head injury that caused him to leave Saturday's game. He now has seven points in his last six games and deserves consideration in most leagues.
News:Artem Anisimov was injured late in Saturday's game and did not return, according to The New York Rangers Twitter feed.
Analysis: He hit his head and shoulder on the glass on a hard hit but has declared himself fit for action Sunday. Fingers crossed he doesn't wake up with a headache.
News:Artem Anisimov notched his fifth goal of the season in Thurday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov's goal is his third in as many games and he even added 16 penalty minutes for good measure. The penalty minutes are a bit of an outlier, but Anisimov's recent scoring streak makes him a player to keep an eye on in deeper leagues.
News:Artem Anisimov posted his second goal in as many games, scoring in Monday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov has four points in the last five games with 16 points in 24 games. He appears well on pace to surpass last season's total of 44 points but he is a streaky scorer. Proceed with caution, but he is a budding talent for the Blueshirts.
News:Artem Anisimov scored a goal and added an assist in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: He's been a bit streaky this season but he does have five points in his last five games and 15 in 23 on the season. It's a pace that would net him a career-high 53 points in just his third season.
News:Artem Anisimov was the first star of Saturday's win over the Canadiens. He set up two goals, fired three shots, blocked two and finished plus-1.
Analysis: He's on pace to equal last year's output (44 points) but he has put four of those points in during his last five games. The 23-year-old has a solid future and may soon have single-year value in deep formats.
News:Artem Anisimov grabbed his first goal of the season in Monday's win over San Jose, giving him two points in the last three games.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov is finding his groove with the Rangers but has started the season a bit slowly, with just four points in the first 10 games. He is a potentially talented young player but cannot be relied upon until he finds consistency.
News:Artem Anisimov created a number of early scoring chances before scoring himself in the Rangers' three-goal second period of their 4-1 victory over HC Slovan this weekend, according to Daily News
Analysis: This preseason Artem Anisimov looks like he's added a little more offensive assertiveness, as the Rangers hoped he would. As expected, Anisimov will play on the second line along with Brandon Dubinsky and captain Ryan Callahan. Steady improvement to his game and a full season with the same linemates makes Anisimov a potential breakout player this year.
News:Artem Anisimov underwent a precautionary MRI on his left knee Saturday that came back negative, the Rangers' official site reports.
Analysis:Artem Anisimov was bothered by the knee, but the Rangers believe the MRI will give him the peace of mind he needed. He played in all 82 games for the Rangers last season.
News: Anisimov has agreed to a two-year with the Rangers and will avoid going to arbitration, the Rangers' official site reports.
Analysis: Anisimov established career highs in goals (18) and assists (26) in the 2010-11 season. He played in all 82 games for the Rangers.
Rangers' Anisimov Has Back-To-Back Two-Point Games
News: In the Rangers' 5-2 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday, Anisimov had his third two-point game in his last six games. In nine March games, he has five goals and five assists.
Analysis: Marian Gaborik's re-emergence as a legit scoring threat of late has only helped the Anisimov-Ryan Callahan-Brandon Dubinsky line by not drawing the opposition's top checkers all the time. In nine March games so far, the Anisimov line has combined for 31 points.
News: Anisimov had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 6-3 win over Montreal on Friday night.
Analysis: He's on a decent roll right now with eight points (4G, 4A) over his last eight games. Anisimov, who has nice offensive upside, is still only 22 years of age and his play has been improving steadily since he joined the Rangers fulltime last year.
Rangers' Anisimov Assist Gives Him Five Points In Five Games
News: Anisimov assisted on Brandon Dubinsky's first period goal against Anaheim, giving him five points (three goals, two assists) in his last five games.
Analysis: Now that the Rangers' have returned to relative health, Anisimov is back centering Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan, with whom he had a strong start to the season. The second year two-way center was rumored to be the player Dallas most wanted, as a centerpiece to any Brad Richards trade
News: Anisimov scored the Rangers' third goal of the game in a 4-1 win over Ottawa on Friday night.
Analysis: The sophomore center has been cold of late as he entered Friday night's action with a lone goal in his past seven games.
News: Anisimov scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's shootout win over the Kings.
Analysis: Both points came from hard work around the goal: Anisimov created Ryan Callahan's goal by driving to the net and firing a shot that Callahan knocked in on the rebound, and he scored his on a tip-in right in front of the net off of Brandon Dubinsky's wraparound attempt. Anisimov now has a new career high with 31 points, and you have to think the best is yet to come. He was also shaken up at the end of the third period, but played in overtime without any apparent problems.
Rangers' Anisimov Has Four Points In Win Wednesday
News: Anisimov had four points, all assists, in Wednesday's 7-0 win over Toronto.
Analysis: The four points were a career high for the 22-year-old center. Going into Wednesday's game, Anisimov had only one point, a goal, in his past nine games.
News: Anisimov scored twice Thursday against Buffalo, including netting the overtime winner.
Analysis: Anisimov, just like his linemates Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan, has stepped up his game this year. His 13 points in 16 games put him on pace for 66 points, which would dwarf the 28 he put up last year as a rookie.
News: Anisimov snagged two assists in Monday's win over Chicago, giving him four in the last three games.
Analysis: A nice stat line for the budding center to offset the five games without a goal. He's a young player with talent, so expect some ebbing along with the flowing.
News: Anisimov (knee) will play in Friday's game against the Hurricanes, according to the Rangers' official Twitter page.
Analysis: Anisimov suffered the injury in Wednesday's game, but apparently it is not serious. He will center the Rangers' top line Friday.
News: An MRI on Anisimov's knee came back clean, and he is expected to play Friday against Carolina, the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: The Rangers have been getting nothing but bad injury news this season, so it's nice to see a positive diagnosis for once. Anisimov should be good to go Friday.
Rangers' Anisimov Sustains Ankle Injury, MRI on Tap
News: Anisimov will require an MRI after taking a puck to his right ankle during Wednesday's game against the Thrashers, the New York Daily News reports.
Analysis: The Rangers have been devastated by injuries early in the season. While Anisimov is not a fantasy hockey heavyweight like injured teammates Marian Gaborik (shoulder), Chris Drury (finger) and Vinny Prospal (knee), he's an important member of the Blueshirts.
News: Anisimov grabbed a goal and an assist in Monday's loss to the Islanders, giving him three points in two games.
Analysis: The lanky Russian is showing some spark early in the season with a goal and two helpers in three games, but we'd wait a little before jumping on him. Keep his name in mind though, as he has some promise.
News: Anisimov scored his third preseason goal in New York's 8-5 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.
Analysis: Entering his sophmore season, Anisimov finished his impressive preseason Saturday night. With three goals in six preseason games, the Russian center looks like a sure thing to top the 12 goals he scored as a rookie.
News: Rangers C Artem Anisimov scored both of his team's goals during a 4-2 loss to the Penguins on Monday. The Rangers broke out of their latest long scoring drought when Anisimov netted the tying goal with 6:56 left in the second. After Christopher Higgins knocked the puck away from defenseman Mark Eaton inside the Pittsburgh blue line, Anisimov corralled it, cut across the slot, and let go a rising shot that eluded diving defenseman Kris Letang and beat Marc-Andre Fleury. Anisimov's first in 18 games, was New York's first goal in 156 minutes, 32 seconds. The Rangers snapped an earlier power outage of 172 minutes, following another pair of consecutive shutouts, during a 4-1 loss at St. Louis on Jan. 16. Anisimov gave the Rangers their only lead 9:15 into the third with his second goal of the night.
Analysis: We really cant give Anisimov a hot tag since he went so many games without a point. Like many rookies, Anisimov got off to a nice start before hitting a wall. The future is bright for the Rangers' rookie, but Anisimov still remains more of a long-term Fantasy keeper until he scores on a more frequent basis.
News: Rangers C Artem Anisimov scored a goal during Thursday's game against the Islanders. Anisimov closed the barrage on the beleaguered Dwayne Roloson with an even-strength tally at 6:50 of the third period. It was his first goal in 11 games.
Analysis: Anisimov has definitely slowed down on the offensive end after racking up seven points in his first month in the NHL. He has also moved back to the fourth line after Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky came back from injury. Anisimov has a bright future in the NHL, but he is more of a long-term Fantasy keeper.
News: The Bergen Record reports that Rangers rookie C Artem Anisimov centered the top line in practice Thursday, between Vaclav Prospal and Marian Gaborik.
Analysis: Anisimov has 12 points in his rookie season, but he could be in for a nice boost in production if he sticks around with two stud wingers like Prospal and Gaborik. Keep a very close eye on Anisimov's production over the next few games.
News: Rangers C Artem Anisimov was able to play on Monday against the Penguins after leaving Saturday's game with an upper-body injury. He had no points in 16:23 of ice time and finished at minus-3.
Analysis: Anisimov has five goals and 12 points in 27 games during his rookie season. Anisimov has been playing as the team's second line center as of late, but his numbers still aren't fantastic. Anisimov is one of the Rangers' prized prospects, but until his scoring is more complete, he has low-end Fantasy appeal when healthy.
News: The Bergen Record reports that Rangers C Artem Anisimov (upper body) will play Monday against Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Anisimov won't be able to get his revenge against Matt Cooke, the guy who was suspended two games for his hit on the young Russian, when the Rangers face Pittsburgh again on Monday. Anisimov is one of the Rangers' prized prospects, but until his scoring is more complete, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News:The Sports Xchange reports Rangers C Artem Anisimov was knocked from Saturday's game following a high, hard hit by Pittsburgh's Matt Cooke, and the Rangers spent most of the final minutes shorthanded after seeking retribution. "He leaves his feet, it's an absolute head shot, the linesman jumps in when somebody else is trying to take care of business, that should have been left alone," coach John Tortorella said. "This is where our game is screwed up, as far as I'm concerned. There is just no respect for these types of situations." Cooke was suspended on Sunday for the hit.
Analysis: The Rangers are set for a rematch on Monday against the Penguins, but Anisimov might not be available. He has five goals and 12 points in 26 games during his rookie season. Anisimov has been playing as the team's second line center as of late, but his numbers still aren't fantastic. Anisimov is one of the Rangers' prized prospects, but until his scoring is more complete, he has low-end Fantasy appeal when healthy. He is a risky start for Week 9 (Nov. 30-Dec. 6).
News:The Sports Xchange reports Rangers C Artem Anisimov had one point in his previous eight games but recorded the first three-point game of his NHL career with a goal and two assists on Monday against the Blue Jackets. He has 11 points in 23 games.
Analysis: Anisimov has moved up to the second line in the absence of Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky, who are both out with injuries. But up until Monday, it hadn't sparked his offensive game. Anisimov is one of the Rangers' prized prospects, but until his scoring is more complete, he has low-end Fantasy appeal.
News:The New York Post reports Rangers center Brandon Dubinsky is expected to miss up to six weeks with a broken bone in his right hand. He suffered the injury on Saturday against the Flames while blocking a Jay Bouwmeester shot early in the second period. With Chris Drury also suffering a concussion on Saturday, Vaclav Prospal will now center the top line and Artem Anisimov is expected to become the team's second-line center.
Analysis: Anisimov has been in a bit of a funk lately with no goals and one point in his last six games, but his Fantasy value could see a boost if he does move up to the second line. Anisimov is one of the Rangers' top prospects and a player to watch in Fantasy. But he still has low-end Fantasy appeal until his breakout run.
News: Rangers C Artem Anisimov scored a goal during Monday's 5-2 win against the Coyotes. Anisimov scored his third goal, and second in two games, just 2:31 in. He has six points in his first 12 games.
Analysis: The Rangers have been really excited about Anisimov's arrival since he made so much progress in the minors. While his numbers might not look impressive, what has been great is that he is finding ways to be productive despite averaging less than 10 minutes per game. Anisimov is a good, young talent, but is merely a low-end Fantasy flier until he starts scoring on a regular basis.
News: Rangers C Artem Anisimov scored his first NHL goal in Sunday's win over the Ducks.
Analysis: Anisimov, a 2006 second-round pick, had an awesome second year in the AHL in 2008-09 with 37 goals and 44 assists in 80 games. He hasn't been used a whole lot by the Rangers yet though, so is still has a long ways off from being a top Fantasy option. He remains more of the long-term keeper variety.
News: Rangers forward Artem Anisimov played in his second career NHL game during Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals Tuesday against the Capitals. He took the place of center Blair Betts, who has a broken orbital bone in his eye socket from the hit that accounted for five games of Donald Brashear's six-game suspension. Anisimov, who made his league debut Feb. 3 against Atlanta, failed to record a point in 5:35 of ice time.
Analysis: Anisimov, a 2006 second-round pick, had an awesome second year in the AHL in 2008-09. He totaled 37 goals and 44 assists in 80 games. Perhaps the Rangers will now consider bringing him up for the 2009-10 season. Anisimov still has a long ways off from being a top Fantasy option, so he remains more of the long-term keeper variety.
News: The Rangers have sent C Artem Anisimov back to the AHL.
Analysis: Anisimov came to the U.S. last season after spending the first few years of his career in Russia. The 2006 second-round pick has upped his production on Year 2 and made enough noise to get the call up. Anisimov remains just a long-term Fantasy keeper for the time being, though.
News: Rangers C prospect Artem Anisimov made his NHL debut Tuesday night in a win over the Thrashers. The 20-year-old Russian played 9:27, mostly on a line with Aaron Voros and Lauri Korpikosky, and produced one shot and an even rating.
Analysis: Anisimov came to the U.S. last season after spending the first few years of his career in Russia. The 2006 second-round pick has upped his production on Year 2 and made enough noise to get the call up. Anisimov remains just a long-term Fantasy keeper for the time being, though.
News: The Rangers have called up C Artem Anisimov, a 20-year-old who is averaging a point a game with Hartford of the AHL.
Analysis: Anisimov came to the U.S. last season after spending the first few years of his career in Russia. The 2006 second-round pick has upped his production on Year 2 and made enough noise to get the call up. Anisimov remains just a long-term Fantasy keeper for the time being.
News: Rangers center prospect Artem Anisimov has been on a tear in January for Hartford of the AHL. He has totaled six goals and eight assists in 11 games. He has two goals and six assists during a five-game point streak. For the season, Anisimov has 20 goals and 27 assists in 45 games.
Analysis: Anisimov came to the U.S. last season after spending the first few years of his career in Russia. The 2006 second-round pick has upped his production on Year 2 and is making a strong case for a late-season recall. However, Anisimov is still just a long-term Fantasy keeper.