Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Yesterday we found out that Artem Anisimov will be out for 3 to 4 weeks, and now Joel Quenneville will be shuffling lines until #15 can get back in the lineup.
The Chicago Blackhawks are back to their winning ways having won two straight games, and yet the good times came with some bad with Artem Anisimov being injured in Montreal on Tuesday night.
So now Coach Q will have to shuffle his lines in Ottawa tonight, and it will be interesting to see what he really does with the top line.
On Wednesday, Coach Q put rookie John Hayden with Richard Panik and Jonathan Toews on the top line, which would make you think he wants to try to get Toews with a big guy like he used to put Bryan Bickell with Toews especially in the 2013 run to the Stanley Cup. The key to this is how well Hayden brings the physical presence and well how well he skates.
The biggest part of the shuffling will be Nick Schmaltz centering Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin on the top scoring line for the Chicago Blackhawks. Schmaltz has had some sensational plays in the past few weeks that make you say wow, and yet he’s made some rookie mistakes and some poor decisions on a 2 on 1’s in Montreal. It should be fun watching him play and grow in the 2nd center position.
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