Chris Thorburn’s face showed he had been in a fight the night before. But not all the blows he took Friday night came from Montreal. I asked him about the Ron Hainsey slap shot that hit him. Even a day later, there was still a red mark on Thorburn’s back.
Eric Perrin was able to practice Saturday after sitting out half of Friday’s game with a stinger. After practice, he spoke briefly with assistant general manager Larry Simmons. The subject: Could Perrin play Sunday, or did the Thrashers need to call up a forward to fill his spot in the lineup? The answer: Perrin will play against Calgary.