Antropov misses trip to Pittsburgh

Nik Antropov did not travel to Pittsburgh for Tuesday’s game against the Penguins as he battles soreness from a hit taken last week. The Thrashers forward missed Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. He did not practice Monday but skated alone a half hour before teammates took the ice. He shot pucks at goaltender Chris Mason before finishing his workout.

“He’s sore,” Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay said. “We just want to make sure it’s OK. It’s a delicate balance between hoping a guy can play and making sure he’s OK in the long term. We’ll give him some rest.”

Antropov crashed into the next last week against Toronto. He played the following day against St. Louis. He said he was feeling better but did not take pre-game warmups Sunday.

“He would go if he could,” Ramsay said. “The problem was he just wasn’t sure. If you are not sure, you better not be shorthanded because we’ve got guys who can play. We are not worried about filling out our lineup. It’s important that the player gives us an honest evaluation as well.”

10 comments Add your comment

cousin Eddie

December 27th, 2010
5:41 pm

Take his hips out and replace with some bionic ones. Then we could call him the 6 million dollar man!

Brendan

December 27th, 2010
6:46 pm

Get well, Antropov!

Me

December 27th, 2010
7:54 pm

He already has 2 new knees and I believe a new shoulder. He’s more the $10 million man :)

Get better Nik! We’ll miss you but we want your 100% ♥

dave

December 28th, 2010
2:17 am

Apparently Stapleton is going to Chicago and Cormier is being promoted today.

Dwayne

December 28th, 2010
8:12 am

Intresting Dave, that would be something we all have been waiting on.

Dwayne

December 28th, 2010
8:26 am

This game tonight will be hard for the Thrashers to win because of 2 factors.
1) The Penguins are really good…duh
2) Thrashers will not be able to lay a hand on cindy crotchby, she will be protected, can’t have her miss the classic.

stendek

December 28th, 2010
9:32 am

Thrashers are to blame for Falcons choke against Saints! Why? Thrashers had plenty of folks in stands at Philips Arena with first place on line. Thrashers did just enough to lose. Apologist fans satisfied and overjoyed with another home morale defeat. Nothing but optimism following nauseating gag job. Falcons figured if it was good enough for Thrashers… :( :( :( :( Hey Roddy, that text telling you to go to Hell was from me! Thrashers. Oh. Forgot. Losing streak will soon be at four. With no end in sight. Sorry Mr Ramsay sir. STENDEK

Flagstaff

December 28th, 2010
9:40 am

What’s a “morale defeat”?

Dwayne

December 28th, 2010
10:39 am

Flagstaff, he is a retard, don’t feed the trolls. Sorry, did not mean to disrespect mentally handicapped personell. He is just plain stupid.

DaveR

December 29th, 2010
9:21 am

And bitter. The most negative, caustic person who posts here.