My apologies for not putting up a blog yesterday. I got to the office after morning skate and got caught up in a bunch of little things and totally forgot. I didn’t realize it until I was driving home after the game.
I did get some time with Don Waddell before the game, talking about a variety of issues with colleague Jeff Schultz. He’s not talking about the Ilya Kovalchuk situation in an effort to stop rumors and keep the negotiations betwen himself and Kovalchuk’s agent.
One of the issues I did raise was the pending move concerning the goaltending. With Kari Lehtonen due back from AHL Chicago next week (he starts again tonight) the Thrashers will be back to three. Does this sound familiar?
Waddell said the team will not carry three goaltenders. It’s too many, he said, to get everyone enough practice time. So expect a move, preferably a trade, Waddell said. One of the three – Lehtonen, Johan Hedberg or Ondrej Pavelec will be on the block.
Zach Bogosian only healthy player not at Wednesday’s practice.
Here are the line combinations:
Off to Philadelphia after practice for tomorrow’s game. Each game keeps getting bigger as the Eastern Conference race is so tight. A single point separates six teams from sixth to 11th place.
I will post this now and update from the airport.