The Thrashers are practicing at Philips Arena this morning before they leave for New York for the first of an away-home back-to-back with Rangers and L.A. Kings.
The big question you have is who is in attendance – as in Ilya Kovalchuk. Yes. He was on the ice before the start of practice, dressed and skating. It looks like his foot responded well after yesterday’s practice. However, as practice started he left the ice and Rich Peverley put on a yellow practice jersey along with Nik Antropov and Max Afinogenov. I think it was planned because the extra yellow jersey was already on the bench. I will verify everything after practice.
Evander Kane is back at practice. He missed Tuesday’s workout to have his foot examined. He is skating and shows no signs of being slowed by a shot off the foot he took Sunday. Boris Valabik is also dressed and skating.
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I will keep this short to get the news out there. I will report back after practice and interviews.