Your Friday report from practice before leaving for Tampa Bay for Saturday’s game.
As expected, special teams are the order of the day. Most of the practice was devoted to the power play.
Despite saying he might change the power-play personnel, the players remained the same during practice.
Unit 1: Kovalchuk, Peverley, Afinogenov, Enstrom, Hainsey
Unit 2: Little, White, Kozlov, Kubina, Bogosian
Nik Antropov missed the practice.
Here are the line combinations after special teams practice:
As I found out after last night’s game, defenseman Christoph Schubert was put on injured reserve. He missed three games with a lower-body injury. He was placed on IR on Wednesday, the Thrashers off dayWith Mark Popovic all but ready to return, I’m not sure if there will be a call-up. Stay tuned for news on that.
Hoping to find out today when Kari Lehtonen will begin conditioning stint in Chicago. He is at practice this morning. Stay tuned for news on that also but I think it will come today.
You may have noticed, Ondrej Pavelec sporting a new blocker of late. He also has a new glove and new pads that he is breaking in. They are not ready for game action yet.