Reporting from Thrashers practice Tuesday.
Before the players take the ice and we get an idea of what the new lines will look like without Ilya Kovalchuk, a couple of updates.
The Thrashers recalled forward Jason Krog from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL to take Kovalchuk spot on the roster.
Nik Antropov missed practice yesterday. He is also out today. Coach John Anderson said he had a “nagging groin injury” and was given the day off.
Anderson also told me not to pay to much attention to the skating lines used yesterday. It was mostly a conditioning day.
Defenseman Mark Popovic skated with a forward jersey to fill out the lines with Kovalchuk and Antropov. Anderson said he considered putting a forward jersey on Christoph Schubert, since he has played forward before.
Today, Kovalchuk is supposed to talk about the injury. You can expect an update and story after practice and interviews.
Here is what the lines look like:
Orange: Slava Kozlov, Todd White, Max Afinogenov
Red: Bryan Little, Jim Slater, Marty Reasoner
Gray: Colby Armstrong, Rich Peverley, Evander Kane
Blue: Eric Boulton, Jason Krog, Chris Thorburn