A few pieces of news from Thrashers practice today as I have just arrived at the airport to fly to New York for Wednesday’s game against the New York Rangers.
Freddy Meyer missed practice for a second straight day with what coach Craig Ramsay called a mid-body injury. Also, Zach Bogosian will not travel with the team to New York has he continues to be out with a shoulder injury. He will miss his sixth straight game.
With two defensemen out, the Thrashers will likely recall Noah Welch from AHL Chicago in time for Wednesday’s game.
Also, Ramsay said today that Ondrej Pavelec will definitely start on Saturday in St. Louis. In the meantime, Pavelec will make a rehab start at AHL Chicago Wednesday before rejoining the team.
Peter Mannino will return and serve as Chris Mason’s backup.
Ramsay said he wanted Pavelec’s first start back to be on the road although he did consider having Mason start against the Blues, his former team.
I’m running to catch plane. I will update with additional news.