Zach Bogosian will be back in the Thrashers lineup Sunday night against Tampa Bay.
Nik Antropov may not be.
Both players missed Thursday’s game in Boston. Bogosian was rested with several nagging injuries. Antropov was still feeling the effects of crashing into the net last week in Toronto.
Antropov took part in Sunday’s morning skate and reported that he felt better. He traded turns with Tim Stapleton on the line combination with Andrew Ladd and Rich Peverley.
Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay said both would take part in pre-game warm-ups and Stapleton would play if Antropov was unavailable.
Antropov was a game-time decision against St. Louis the day following suffering the injury in Toronto. He played in that game, but was a late scratch Thursday in Boston.
“That was the weird part,” Antropov said. “I played against the Blues after that hit in Toronto and I felt all right. Then the next day it flared up. I skated during the warm-up (Thursday) and let’s say I wasn’t 100 percent. It’s a little better than it was.”
Niclas Bergfors did not take part in the line combinations and will likely be the other forward scratch. With Bogosian back in, Freddy Meyer was out on defense.
In other news:
* Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal against the Lightning.
* Ben Eager will be in the lineup for the second straight game. Here are the line combinations: