Next for Thrashers
Who: at Sabres
When: 7 p.m. Wednesday
TV; radio: FSSO; 680 AM, 93.7 FM
* The Thrashers have lost three straight and have just six wins in the past 25 games. The Sabres have lost three straight after a stretch of 11 games where they went 8-2-1.
* The teams are tied with 60 points, four points behind the Hurricanes for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
* The Thrashers penalty kill unit is last in the NHL, tied with the Oilers, with a 76.0 percent success rate.
* After going 13 games without a goal, Dustin Byfuglien has two goals and two assists in the past five games.
* Alexander Burmistrov, Patrice Cormier, Freddy Meyer, Fredrik Modin and Jim Slater are out for the Thrashers.
- Chris Vivlamore