Blackhawks place Artem Anisimov on injured reserve

December 29, 2017

Chicago Blackhawks' Artem Anisimov, left, of Russia, is checked by Vancouver Canucks' Thomas Vanek, of Austria, during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have placed center Artem Anisimov on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.

The 29-year-old Anisimov got hurt in the first period of Thursday night’s 5-2 loss at Vancouver. He has 13 goals and five assists in 36 games.

Anisimov joins Corey Crawford on Chicago’s injured list. The Blackhawks put the goaltender on IR on Wednesday with an upper-body injury.

The Blackhawks also activated defenseman Cody Franson before Friday night’s game at Edmonton. Franson had one goal and six assists in 19 games when he was placed on IR on Dec. 13 with an upper-body injury.

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