Goaltender Kari Lehtonen is getting close to a return, according to Thrashers coach John Anderson.
Lehtonen has returned to the ice after two back surgeries. He has been out all season but his practice schedule has picked up in the last week.
“He’s been doing a lot, actually,” Anderson said Monday. “We took him on the [recent] road [trip] and practiced him pretty hard. He’s getting closer. It’s a matter of conditioning. I hate to give a time frame, but 2-3 weeks I don’t think is out of the realm.”
Lehtonen worked with assistant coach Steve Weeks following Monday’s practice.