There will be some lineup changes for the Thrashers in tonight’s game against Tampa Bay.
Here are the line combinations (in no particular order):
Niclas Bergfors will the the forward scratch for the third time in four games. That mean Eric Boulton will see his first game of the season. Zach Bogosian continues to be out with a shoulder injury. He will miss his fourth straight game.
Here is coach Craig Ramsay’s comments about the line changes.
“We are finding our way, giving guys a chance to play with each other,” Ramsay said. “We made a few adjustments. No particular reason for any of it. We are just trying to see and let people play. Over the course of the season we will do that. Burmy’s (Alexander Burmistrov’s) line has been really good but I felt it was time just to shake it up a little bit.”
Ramsay was again asked about Bergfors. Here is his answer to the question “What does Niclas Bergfors have to do to get back in the lineup?”
“We took him out, put him back in. Right now we wanted a little spark and I thought Bolts (Eric Boulton) might just come in there with some enthusiasm and bang around a little bit. He’s a likeable player for the fans to watch. We are just looking for something. Nic just has to practice hard, work hard and when he gets his chance be ready.”
From the photo above (taken by your truly), I’m told the rings have eight carats worth of diamonds, 130 in all. Each player and coach were also given a necklace for their wives. It is the top of the ring that hangs from a chain.