BY: Bruce Berlet
For those New York Rangers/Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale fans worrying about center Artem Anisimov not filing for arbitration on the deadline Tuesday, stop fretting.
Anisimov, who played two seasons with the Wolf Pack before improving immensely the last two years on Broadway, is a restricted free agent without arbitration rights off his entry-level deal.
Anisimov’s former Wolf Pack teammates and 2010-11 linemates Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan (when not injured) and defenseman Michael Sauer, along with center Brian Boyle filed for arbitration by the 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday. The filings were especially significant because it eliminated the chance of another team giving an offer sheet to any of the players and a long contract hassle extending into the start of training camp Sept. 15.
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If “the wheels on the bus go round-and-round” as the children’s song goes, then the wheels on the Connecticut Whale bus have gone flat and Head Coach Ken Gernander and his staff are running out of time to get the bus moving again as the Whale dropped their fourth straight for the second time this season with a 6-2 shellacking by the Springfield Falcons Saturday night.
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Tagged Ben Guite, Cam Atkinson, Cam Talbot, Connecticut Whale, David Savard, Jeremy Williams, Kelsey Tessier, Ken Gernander, Kirk MacDonald, Kris Newbury, Mats Zuccarello, New York Rangers, Springfield Falcons, Steven Goertzen, Trevor Frischmon