Back inside Philips Arena as the Thrashers hold an optional skate prior to tonight’s game against Los Angeles.
There are just 15 players on the ice. Ilya Kovalchuk was not one of the players taking part in the practice.
Those practicing are: Johan Hedberg, Ondrej Pavelec, Zach Bogosian, Boris Valabik, Tobias Enstrom, Anssi Salmela, Evander Kane, Jim Slater, Eric Boulton, Rich Peverley, Christoph Schubert, Mark Popovic, Todd White, Chris Thorburn and Marty Reasoner.
Noah Welch was on the ice when I got here, continuing to work after off-season knee surgery.
Some notes after Thursday’s game:
*With his goal and two assists, Rich Peverley now has points in 12 of the Thrashers’ 15 games this season.
*With a goal and an assist, Evander Kane had his first multiple-point game of his young career.
*The Thrashers scored two goals in a span of :25 in the second period, setting a new franchise record for the quickest two goals in the middle frame. The franchise record for quickest two goals in any period is :07, set on Dec. 2, 2008 at Montreal with goals by Ron Hainsey and Chris Thorburn in the third period.
I will check back following practice and interviews.