Evander Kane did not skate Thursday morning and will not play against the Lightning tonight. Kane, who has battled a mid-body injury for a month, suffered another blow in Florida on Monday. He did not practice Tuesday and was taken off the ice after 10 minutes of Wednesday’s practice.
Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay reiterated that Kane, and other players, must be healthy before they return to the ice.
Kane is out, along with forwards Jim Slater (concussion) and Fredrik Modin (mid-body). Modin did skate this morning even though he was placed on injured reserve Wednesday as the Thrashers re-called Nigel Dawes and Tim Stapleton from AHL Chicago.
Also out of the lineup will be Zach Bogosian. The defenseman will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game. Ramsay said that the play of Freddy Meyer in Monday’s win in Florida earned him another game.
Here were the practice lines from Thursday morning:
Ondrej Pavelec will start in goal.