Blackhawks prospect Artemi Panarin is enjoying a strong tournament at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.
Russia, in Group B with the United States, is off to a 3-1-0 record with their lone loss coming at the hands of the Americans on Monday. Panarin has scored two goals and added four assists in his first four games of the tournament, and his six points are tied for fourth in the tournament with NHL stars Matt Duchene, Filip Forsberg and Oliver Ekman-Larsson.
Panarin and Russia play again on Saturday.
Another Hawks prospect performing at the games is goaltender Anders Nilsson, whose rights were acquired in the Nick Leddy deal. Nilsson has a .891 save percentage and 3.04 goals against average for Sweden.