Updated: Bogosian rests “nagging” injuries

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.

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Alan R.

December 23rd, 2010
11:53 am

Questionable move, IMO.

Ramsay, of course, knows best. I would have taken Modin out for Eager instead, though. Burmistrov needs speed just as much as he needs space. Stapleton might have hands of stone, but he’s also a fast skater. Eager provides the muscle he needs to give him room to work.

I am but one fan, but if you’re bringing in Eager, I think the better scratch would have been Modin.


December 23rd, 2010
11:58 am

Slowdeen must have something on Ramsey. This is redunkuluss.

1732 Høtten

December 23rd, 2010
12:03 pm

We’ll need all the muscle we can get, Boston will be playing a physical game, having Eager in there is a good move, IMO. I’m not sure what’s dragging the Bergfors situation along. I agree that Modin is running on fumes at this point in his career, a miracle would be to swing a trade bringing in a new roster player since we aren’t playing Bergy. A plug like Modin isn’t gonna help us get to the playoffs IMO.

The Real Thrash

December 23rd, 2010
12:13 pm

Let Ramsey coach the team. All this carping over lineups
is getting real old.
Last year we were losing and there was a reason to complain.
Look at the standings!

da' boomer

December 23rd, 2010
12:15 pm

i can’t understand the bergfors thing either. we dont have enough skilled guys to be sitting the ones we do have…WTF Rammer?


December 23rd, 2010
12:24 pm

How can you moron’s be judging Ramsey at the moment? You guys are retarded.. just be happy being able to be able to watch a professional team who actually plays like professionals. Finally, I mean it only took a decade +

Vitamin Z

December 23rd, 2010
12:53 pm

Yes… god forbid someone has an opinion and also voices it out loud. That does make you a complete moron! Sigh


December 23rd, 2010
1:06 pm

You all really do have to admit that Modin is one of the very few players on this team that will drive hard to the net and serve as a screen for the shooters. Most of his goals this year have come off of deflections. I am okay with Modin, at this point, as long as Eager is at least in. Something very strange going on with Bergfors and it sucks as the fans to really not know the whole story. I just don’t feel this team is playing the best possible players when he is not in.

Old Time Hockey

December 23rd, 2010
1:18 pm

Then why aren’t you complaining about Big Buff moving back to the blue line? No one agreed with that move on the blogs when it happened. But you know what? The coach was right. But now he’s an idiot because he’s benching Bergfors? Or playing Modin instead of Stapelton (who has been unimpressive to say the lease…I mean, really…what has he done to earn him a locked up position?). And if you watch the games and don’t just repeat what everyone else is saying you’ll see that Modin still has some game and he’s not really that slow. Both times he has been out of the lineup it has taken him a couple of games to get going, but I have no problem with him at all. Now that some of our d-men have figured out how to get shots on goal, it’s nice to have a body that isn’t afraid to camp in front and battle for loose pucks. Not sure what the problem is with Bergfors. Can only surmise that it’s in his head. Dudley spoke before the season that they wanted guys who understand the game and have a head for it. Maybe Bergfors, despite obvious talent, just isn’t as swift between the ears as he is on his skates. But I will let the guys who run this team make the decisions, not a Sunday blogger. Remember Z, (to paraphrase) it is better to be thought of as a moron than to blog and confirm it.

hey 1732 dorken

December 23rd, 2010
1:24 pm

lots of keyboard coaches up in this piece lol. i guess being out off work for the holidays is freeing up a lot of crotch time huh??

Hockey Biltong

December 23rd, 2010
1:30 pm

East Point Bob

December 23rd, 2010
1:46 pm

I am happy Zach will not be playing, I will miss the open slot, the muffed passes, the failure to
check and will really miss him coughing the puck up in the nutural zone… Too bad this is not
a move that will stick for the rest of the year !

Joe McGrath

December 23rd, 2010
2:32 pm

Rammer’s dog house. Modin is the seven year old Golden Retriever Rammer depends on to point, flush the field, and even occasionally retieve. But Rammer knows Modin is old and needs rest–which happens sporadically throughout hunting season. Rammer is busy spending a lot of time working on the one-year-old expensive Springer Spaniel pup his boss gave him. Rammer’s boss said Bergie has a lot of hunting potential, but Bergie is a quiet, aloof pup who never barks when someone knocks at the door. Currently, Bergie is in the corner gnawing on a chew toy and not coming when called. Rammer figures Bergie will one day learn from watching the other dogs and become a member of the “pack.” Rammer would like to get rid of Bergie, but he can’t because Bergie was a gift. Eager is a two-year-old Labrador Retriever–just happy when master pays him some attention. Eager is a big, loyal dog and is becoming a mature, smart hunting companion, but Eager is still a puppy at heart and sometimes he comes in the house with muddy paws and chews up a slipper, so it’s off to the kennel occasionally. Stapleton is a year old rat terrier who comes along on hunts and spends the afternoon chasing rabbits, squirells and whatever else he sniffs out. He rarely catches anything, but watching him chase is a hoot. Ocasionally he’ll run down a squirell or two.


December 23rd, 2010
2:37 pm

I’m not surprised to see Bogo out for this game. He took a shot into the boards during the St Louis game that I was surprised he got up from. He was right in front of me and got walloped! He hobbled off to the bench looking seriously daised. I was surprised to see him back on the ice a little while later.

Go gettem boys!!!


December 23rd, 2010
2:52 pm

Joe’s dogs will hunt. Nice analogy sir.


December 23rd, 2010
2:57 pm

Joe has obviously stolen a page from Adam Sandler’s Industrial Revolution speech from Billy Madison movie:



December 23rd, 2010
3:01 pm

I don’t think anyone’s calling Ramsey a moron, it’s pretty obvious he knows what he’s doing, but we are allowed to have an opinion. I just wish we knew what was really going on with Bergfors.

I see Ilya got a coach canned today!


December 23rd, 2010
3:02 pm

Its a blog, we can question Rammer all we want, besides, who’s listening to the morons who is questioning Rammer?? You other morons. now im lmao…….

Joe McGrath

December 23rd, 2010
3:16 pm

Never saw Billy Madison. But I do know “The Price Is Right, Bee-Atch!”


December 23rd, 2010
4:31 pm

I agree with those who say Modin has earned the right to say. Yep, he’s old, yep, he isn’t the fastest, yep, he doesn’t have the legs to go the whole season. But he is providing us with some decent offense. I also agree it would be nice if someone came out and said:
A) Bergfors wants a trade or
B) Ramsey is waiting on him to come around to his style of play.
That would allow us, the fans, to at least not be in limbo about it, right?
So how about it Chris, what says the coach about our esteemed Bergfors?


December 23rd, 2010
5:39 pm

Agree Dawyne. The whole purpose of a blog is to give us fans a way to express our opinions. I don’t like to read that other bloggers want to stifle that. I enjoy reading all opinions.


December 23rd, 2010
8:12 pm

team looks tired tonight…a step or two behind.


December 23rd, 2010
9:27 pm

the game started out strong until buff let the puck go unfortunately that happens when everyones jumped into the play. Just a flat game, not enough checks,too many rebounds,and pp needs to step up not to mention too many penalties. minus the checks statement meyer just leveled lucic and a sick 5 on 5 dont see enough of those. thats probably the best part of this game

Joe Tess Fish House

December 23rd, 2010
10:20 pm

Why o why did the Thrashres get rid of Kolvochock? They got kilt tonight becuz they could not scorfe goals sometihng Kolvochock sure could do.

Hockey Biltong

December 24th, 2010
8:06 pm

Joe tess????? How come you aren’t blogging up the Falcons blogs??? isn’t that your m.o.?????

Hockey Biltong

December 24th, 2010
8:06 pm

Especially with the aint’s coming to town????