Blue Jackets C Artem Anisimov expected to miss two to three months
Columbus Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov has been placed on injured reserve due to a triceps muscle tear he sustained in last Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators, the Jackets announced on Monday morning.
Anisimov's injury is expected to sideline him for two to three months. The 26-year-old missed seven games earlier this year because of an upper body injury.
In 16 games this season, Anisimov, a native of Yaroslavi, Russia, has scored two goals and added four assists, while recording four penalty minutes.
During the 2013-2014 season, Anisimov appeared in 81 games, earning 39 points with 22 goals and 17 assists. In that season, his second in Columbus, he set career-highs in goals, game-winning goals (five) and shorthanded goals (two).
Anisimov was drafted in 2006 and spent four years with the New York Rangers. He was acquired by the Blue Jackets through a trade with New York in July 2012. In his first season with the Blue Jackets, he scored 11 goals and contributed seven assists.
The Blue Jackets are 6-15-2 and currently eighth in the Eastern Conference's Metropolitan division. Columbus will host the Florida Panthers, 9-6-6 and sixth in the Eastern Conference's Atlantic division, on Monday night at 7 pm E.T.
- Christopher Woody