TORONTO - Artem Anisimov scored a pair and Patrick Kane with the latest postseason Artemi Panarin most of the year following a very successful partnership.
But on the face-off, the Russian center was late in the regular season and the playoffs. Now, hit the right wrist after having surgery in May, Anisimov ready to start healthy this season.
"I do not have any pain in the wrist, and it's nice."
Anisimov three goals in the Blackhawks' seven-game St. April was the last in the series against the St. Louis Blues. Face-offs, however, where he fought. Anisimov said his wrist was bothering him "a lot".
"I take every Faceoff and, as usual, it is painful," he said. "I decided to make the playoffs after surgery, and it is better."
Anisimov, Panarin and make Kane Blackhawks' most successful and consistent line last season. In terms of what has to fulfill three this season, they can do more Anisimov said.
"It's just elevate every aspect of the game we need," he said. "Each team is going to know how we behave, and twice a year they need to be ready for us. We just have to be better."