Your Monday morning Thrashers practice report:
* Kari Lehtonen was back at practice and got a lot of work. He says he is NHL ready. Coach John Anderson said there is no timetable for him to get into a game. He will make the three-game road trip.
*The extent of Boris Valabik’s knee injury is not known. They are waiting a few more days to let the swelling go down to determine the next step. The initial thought is he tore the ACL.
*There are no plans to recall anyone from AHL. They will play with the six defenseman. Christoph Schubert’s return is not imminent. He hasn’t begun skating yet, although was walking around the locker room today without a limp.
Team is back to three goaltenders. Kari Lehtonen is back from his conditioning stint at AHL Chicago and working with assistant coach Steve Weeks along side Johan Hedberg and Ondrej Pavelec.
Newcomers Johnny Oduya and Niclas Bergfors are on the ice for their first practice as Thrashers.
Boris Valabik is not on the ice. He hurt his leg Friday against Washington. I see from some bloggers have posted that GM Don Waddell said the injury is to his ACL. I will report following practice.
Here are the line combinations:
I’ll get this posted and come back after interviews and update.