A couple of other notes from Tuesday’s practice.
I caught up with rookie Alexander Burmistrov, who is out with a cracked bone in this left foot. Burmistrov was on crutches with his foot in a boot. Both Burmistrov and Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay said there was no timetable for his return. The injury is to the inside of Burmistrov’s foot.
The injury occurred when Burmistrov was struck in the foot by a shot from teammate Zach Bogosian. Burmistrov said he played for a couple of shifts after being hit but after making a turn he said “it hurt so much I wanted to cry.”
* I also caught up with defenseman Freddy Meyer briefly. He was placed on injured reserve Sunday and has missed four games with an upper-body injury suffered as a results of two hits – which caused him to lose consciousness – against Calgary last week.
Meyer said he does not have a concussion or headaches but is suffering from “other issues” from the hits. There is no timetable for his return.
* The practice lines stayed the same as Sunday’s game against Carolina