12:50 pm November 5, 2009, by Chris Vivlamore
Back from the morning skate for tonight’s game against Rick Nash and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
As I told you yesterday, Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal.
Coach John Anderson was not telling who will be the scratch. He said it will be a game-time decision. When I asked again about the status of Ron Hainsey, who missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, Anderson said he would be a game-time decision. Hainsey told me yesterday he expects to play against his former team. He participated in the morning skate, but stay tuned.
If you noticed, some of the Thrashers are starting to sport moustaches. It’s part of a prostate cancer campaign the team has entitled MOvember. Thrashers coaches, including Anderson, and players Zach Bogosian, Jim Slater and Mark Popovic are sporting the new look. It’s an effort to “change the face of men’s health.”
That’s the news from today. The Thrashers will again wear the alternate maroon jerseys. They are 0-2 wearing them this season.
AJC hockey beat writer Chris Vivlamore\'s perspective on the Atlanta Thrashers
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