I’m back from a nine-day hiatus, well-rested and ready for the stretch drive.
With Ondrej Pavelec still participating in the Olympics, the Thrashers re-called goaltender Peter Mannino from AHL Chicago Wednesday. He will join the team as they resume practice at 2 p.m.
At Wednesday’s practice, defenseman Christoph Schubert was on the ice. It’s the first I’ve seen him skate since injuring his knee earlier this season.
On item of interest, on Friday night the Thrashers will hold a 3-on-3 scrimmage, skills competition and shootout at the Duluth IceForum for players not at the Olympics. The event begins at 7:50 p.m. and is scheduled to last an hour. The event is free and open to the public.
Viv the Sieve returns. If you are interested, I will be at Thrashers practice early on Thursday to write a first-person account of what it’s like to by a goaltender. I should be on the ice, getting a crash course tutorial, at 9:15 a.m. I’m sure there will be plenty to laugh at. Seriously, I believe it’s the hardest job in all of sports.
I will update later if there is anything from practice.