Anisimov sent back to Hartford

February 4, 2009, by

Well that was quick. Arthur Staple mentioned it at the bottom of this post, and the AHL transactions page confirms it. Anisimov received 9:27 of ice time last night, getting off one shot and going two-for-five on faceoffs. From what I recall, the shot came in the third period after he used his reach to knock the puck away from the defenseman in the slot. I also remember checking the box score after the first period and seeing Anisimov had 4+ minutes of ice time after the first period, so Renney had him on the bench for most of the final two frames plus overtime.

Speaking of Renney, he apparently ran the team through the gauntlet during the morning skate today, with 35 minutes of brutal skating drills. Check out Staple’s post for the rest of the details. It’s pretty clear this team needs to get back to the basics, they were trying to get far too cute last night. Get the shot off, drive to net, rinse, repeat. Hopefully they start to get message.

One comment

  1. Dave says:

    Really? He played for 4 minutes following the first period?

    This is why I don’t like Renney. Well, one of the reasons.