BOSTON – Thrashers defenseman Zach Bogosian will be out of the lineup against Boston Thursday due to several nagging injuries, including the effects of a hit taken Tuesday against St. Louis.
“I’ve been playing with a couple little injuries that they want me to heal up,” Bogosian said. “There are a couple of them right now. When we come back [from holiday break] we are going to have four games in six days, so [coach Craig Ramsay] just told me to heal up. That’s what we are doing.”
In place of Bogosian, Freddy Meyer will be in the lineup for the first time in 11 games and second time in the past 29 games.
“Freddy Meyer gets around the ice very well,” Ramsay said. “He hasn’t been able to play very much but he’s a great kid. He works as hard as anybody off the ice.
Bogo has been banged up and I felt it was a good opportunity to give him three days rest before we have to play again.”
The Thrashers made one other lineup change against the Bruins. Ben Eager, who has missed six of the past seven games as healthy scratch, returned. He took Tim Stapleton’s spot at left wing on a line with Alexander Burmistrov and Fredrik Modin.
Niclas Bergfors was the other forward scratch, missing his seventh game in the past eight.