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Artem Anisimov is back for the Blue Jackets tonight

The Blue Jackets get a key part of their offense back with Anisimov returning from concussion symptoms.


All hands on deck tonight for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

They need two points and a little bit of help (i.e. the Detroit Red Wings or Minnesota Wild losing) to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and they'll have most of their arsenal of offensive talent ready to go. Artem Anisimov returns from injury for the Jackets to play tonight against the Nashville Predators.

Anisimov has had a decent season for the Blue Jackets, potting 11 goals and 18 points in 34 games. He hasn't taken a lot of penalties and contributed some offense, which is as much as the Jackets could expect. He'll supposedly be starting on the fourth line tonight, so it'll be interesting to see what he can contribute. The Blue Jackets can make the playoffs for only the second time in their history tonight, so it's important to have as many weapons as possible to ensure they take care of their part of the solution.