Just back from Sunday’s practice. It was an optional skate today and 12 players took the ice.
Here is the one piece of news. Coach John Anderson confirmed that defenseman Mark Popovic has a broken foot and will miss 3-4 weeks. He has not been put on injured reserve as of yet, but Anderson said that move would probably happen soon.
Here’s who was at practice: Ilya Kovalchuk, Slava Kozlov, Chris Thorburn, Eric Boulton, Colby Armstrong, Bryan Little, Jim Slater, Evander Kane, Boris Valabik, Tobias Enstrom, Anssi Salmela and Ondrej Pavelec.
One error in my story from Saturday’s game against Montreal. I forgot to add a point to the Canadiens total for the OT loss. The Thrashers are in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a two-point lead over the Canadiens.