According to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times, the Chicago Blackhawks have approached Artem Anisimov to discuss the possibility of the centre waiving his no-move clause ahead of the trade deadline.

Lazerus reports the Columbus Blue Jackets offered a third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Anisimov but wanted Chicago to retain half of Anisimov's $4.55 million salary for the next three seasons - and talks between the two teams stopped there.