Anisimov is on the mend after undergoing right wrist surgery.
Analysis: Team physician Dr. Michael Terry says Anisimov should be able to return to "full hockey activities" in six to eight weeks. He had the operation on Tuesday. The 27-year-old Anisimov, who was acquired in a trade with Columbus on June 30, had 20 goals and 22 assists in 77 games in his first season with the Blackhawks.
The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang for one game for an illegal hit on Washington's Marcus Johansson.
Analysis: Letang will miss Wednesday night's Game 4 after the NHL Department of Player Safety ruled Tuesday that Letang made ''significant head contact'' on Johansson well after the Capitals forward had released the puck during a sequence in the first period during Pittsburgh's 3-2 win in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Monday night.
Edmonton forward Connor McDavid, Gostisbehere and Chicago forward Artemi Panarin are the finalists for the Calder Trophy for the NHL's top rookie.
Analysis: Gostisbehere led rookie defensemen with 17 goals and 29 assists in 64 games. The third-round pick from the 2012 draft scored four overtime goals, matching a single-season record for a defenseman.
Thornton delivered during the third period of Sunday's victory over Nashville in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals.
Analysis: Thornton's empty-net goal in the final minute proved to be crucial to the Sharks' 3-2 win, as the Predators scored with four seconds left. The veteran also helped set up Joe Pavelski's score that snapped a 1-all tie with 2:40 left.
Couture recorded a goal and an assist in Sunday's win over Nashville in Game 2 of the Western Conference second round.
Analysis: He's been on a tear during these playoffs, racking up eight points over San Jose's last four games and 10 in seven overall contests. Couture had two goals in the Sharks' Game 1 win and three assists in the team's opening-round clincher against Los Angeles.
Lehtonen was pulled after one period in Sunday's Game 2 after allowing three St. Louis goals on five shots.
Analysis: Lehtonen played very well in the Stars' Game 1 victory but will likely head to the bench for Game 3, as Antti Niemi was solid in relief. There's a chance he'll get another opportunity down the road, as neither goalie has been consistent enough to claim a firm hold on the job.