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Blue Jackets re-sign forward Artem Anisimov to 3-year contract

Columbus Blue Jackets' Artem Anisimov, left, of Russia, works for the puck against Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

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Columbus Blue Jackets' Artem Anisimov, left, of Russia, works for the puck against Chicago Blackhawks' Bryan Bickell during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed restricted free-agent forward Artem Anisimov to a three-year contract Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Anisimov, from Russia, had 11 goals and seven assists in 35 games last season after joining Columbus in the trade that sent Rick Nash to the New York Rangers. In five seasons with New York and Columbus, Anisimov has 57 goals and 69 assists in 279 games.

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