The Thrashers recalled goaltender Kari Lehtonen from his two-week conditioning stint at AHL Chicago on Sunday.
Lehtonen made his final start on Friday night, losing in a shootout after stopping 17-of-19 shots in regulation and 6-of-9 in the shootout. In all, Lehtonen appeared in four games, going 1-1-2. He allowed 11 goals on 109 shots for a .899 save percentage and 2.67 goals-against average.
I will see what the plan is at Monday’s practice.
Also, it appears the Boris Valabik’s injury, suffered to his left leg on Friday night, will cost him some games. The team did not have an official word following the game. I saw Boris in the hallway after the game and asked if he was OK. He was on the phone, but shook his head no.
I will see what the word is on Monday.
If anyone is interested I can blog about the adventures of covering the Ilya Kovalchuk trade and then getting back from Washington D.C. I did see former beat writer Mike Knobler (funny story about eating at an Ethopian restaurant). He’s doing rather well at Georgetown law school.
I’m going to take the rest of the day off. Hope you all can do the same!