Blackhawks Place Anisimov On IR, Activate Franson

On Friday afternoon the Blackhawks announced center Artem Anisimov has been placed on IR and defenseman Cody Franson has been activated off IR.

Anisimov was injured in the first period of Thursday night’s loss in Vancouver. Anisimov, 29, has six game-winning goals among his 13 scores this season and has added five assists. Chicago was already struggling to put together four consistent centers on a nightly basis; David Kampf was recalled in time for Thursday’s game and Nick Schmaltz spent time at center after Anisimov left the game.

Franson had been on injured reserve since Dec. 13.

9 thoughts on “Blackhawks Place Anisimov On IR, Activate Franson

  • December 29, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Hmmmmm curious….

    Lose a center, activate another defenseman……??????

  • December 29, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Curious nothing, Q cannot stand Kempny personally, Franson is playing against possibly the fastest team in the league, lol.

  • December 29, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Is the answer Jesus.

  • December 29, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Can’t watch any more! vs Canucks was brutal! Now against Oilers- Defence is a liability and they play like boat anchors- until SB deals with the no-trade pylons he’s created and reduce reliance on other teams defensive castoffs that he has secured, we might as well be sellers in the new year. Coach Q can’t make chicken soup out of chicken poop! Let’s get the young talent lots of ice time- they are the future! Hayden was a centre at Yale- let him centre! Keep Hinostroza up in the bigs! Hartman and Smaltz are the future too! Limit ice time for the pylons- Seabrook for one! Kempny, Rutta, maybe stay in AHL- make a play for Eckmann-Larson! Forsling??? He really doesn’t think at the NHL level- giveaways! bad passes! I’m throwing in the towel for this year – let’s seriously rebuild!!

  • December 29, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    GH61 Rutta and Forsling waiver exempt so likely won’t stay in oress box if not playing, after freeze could be a move.

  • December 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    This loss will go on Foley. What announcer sez “3 more minutes and the Hawks will end a 3 game losing streak” . Great job Pat, have another.

  • December 29, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    He got saved by 88.

  • December 30, 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Q is to stubborn to play Kempny instead he plays Franson the human pylon Keith was terrible on Edmonton’s tying goal. Great story about Glass looked in control till the last 2 minutes goals were not his fault Hawks scrambling in front of their own net usually leads to disaster.

  • January 1, 2018 at 1:55 am

    After Hawks fail this year,
    Q is gone…. Tired of him playing his pets in “his system”.
    He Never “shortens the bench “ in last 2 minutes of hockey game with a 2 goal lead.
    The EASY WINS with a GREAT TEAM are Over !

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