Just a couple other news and notes from this morning’s skate in preparation for game against Tampa Bay.
* Eric Boulton will see his first ice time of the season. After being a healthy scratch the first six game, Boulton will play on a line with Fredrik Modin and Jim Slater.
“It stinks,” Boulton said of sitting out. “It’s no fun to sit out. You see the guys out there battling every night. You want to be a part of it. You want to help them. It’s tough to watch but at the same time you have to be a good teammate and wait for your chance.
“I’ve tried to have a good attitude and wait for my chance and I got it tonight. I’m going to go out there and do my thing.”
* Nigel Dawes cleared waivers on Friday, a day after being released by the team. He signed a two-way contract during the offseason and will be assigned to AHL Chicago. Dawes, who scored the game-winning shootout goal against Anaheim last week, had no points and was a minus-6 in the team’s six games.
*Patrice Cormier is back in Atlanta. The prospect was wearing a boot on his right foot after having the hard cast removed. Cormier had been in Canada, where he was in court for the assault charge filed against him for an on-ice hit during a junior league game last season. Cormier pleaded guilty and the charge was unconditionally discharged.