Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov will miss 3-4 weeks because of a lower-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday.
Anisimov, 28, was injured in the first period of a 4-2 win against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Tuesday. He was declared day to day after the game, but with the updated timetable could miss the rest of the regular season.
Anisimov has 45 points (22 goals, 23 assists) in 63 games this season, mostly centering the second line with right wing Patrick Kane and left wing Artemi Panarin.
The Blackhawks are one point ahead of the Minnesota Wild for first place in the Central Division and Western Conference.
Video: NHL Tonight discuss the Anisimov Injury