Updated: Byfuglien will miss Carolina game, Postma re-called

Dustin Byfuglien did not make the trip with the Thrashers to Raleigh for Wednesday’s game against the Hurricanes.

Byfuglien left Monday’s practice early and did not practice on Tuesday. The Thrashers are listing the injury as “lower body.” Byfuglien, listed as day to day, will miss his first game of the season.

With only five healthy defensemen on the roster, the Thrashers have re- called Paul Postma from AHL Chicago. Postma was called up earlier this season but never played after the acquisition of Mark Stuart.

In other news:

The Chicago Wolves announced their playoff roster, should they make the postseason.

The Chicago Wolves have announced their 2010-11 Clear Day Roster, which consists of 20 skaters and two goaltenders.

Only those listed on the Clear Day Roster are eligible to compete in the remaining regular-season games and Calder Cup playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension.  The Wolves may also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts, but only after their respective junior or college seasons are complete.

The Wolves’ 22-man Clear Day Roster consists of two goaltenders, seven defensemen and 13 forwards.

FORWARDS: Mike Davies. Spencer Machacek, Andre Deveaux. Ben Maxwell, Angelo Esposito, Tim Miller, Ryan Garbutt, Fredrik Pettersson, Darren Haydar, Jared Ross, Riley Holzapfel, Tim Stapleton, Jason Krog

DEFENSEMENBrett Festerling, Jaime Sifers , Arturs Kulda, Noah Welch, Mark Matheson, Andrey Zubarev, Paul Postma

GOALTENDERS: Peter Mannino, Edward Pasquale

12 comments Add your comment

Joe Friday

March 8th, 2011
1:40 pm

Whoever is paired with Enstrom should just step right in and keep it rolling with Toby allowing it all to happen for them!

Sherry Taylor

March 8th, 2011
1:58 pm

He, Byfuglien, took a shot in Saturday’s game and you could see on his face he was in pain, I was actually surprised he continued to play ( a good thing he did since he was instrumental in the goals that tied and won the game).

Tony C

March 8th, 2011
2:16 pm

you ever watch “The Waterboy”???…

Smoothie

March 8th, 2011
2:20 pm

Something on his body must have swelled up into quite the sore whatever it is that he injured. He certainly showed no signs of an injury charging up the RW in OT before dishing the puck. Alas, perhaps it affects his trigger / release and hence the one time he actually made a pass to someone for a goal.

Russian

March 8th, 2011
2:25 pm

Get him (Buff) rest. Postma need to smell NHL ice for next season. Anyway this season is OVER. Let’s giveice time to young prospects and see if they can make it some splash.

Joe Friday

March 8th, 2011
2:55 pm

“hence the one time he actually made a pass to someone for a goal.”

All I know is thank goodness we won’t have to put up with him shooting that puck so darn hard! Mabye now the club will take off seeing how Enstrom can make it all happen for Postma or whoever they pair with him, thank glub!

Smoothie

March 8th, 2011
3:02 pm

I hope you’re not insinuating that I think Enstrom is more valuable offensively? But you can’t have a valuable Buff without Enstrom taking the brunt of the load defensively. That said, I’d still prefer Buff doing his thang and scoring GWG as a forward, as you seem to prefer as well. But he’s not a very good defenseman, yet. He certainly has a great impact thanks to his shot and ability to move the puck as a lumbering load, but he’s very flawed as a D-man. That cannot be denied.

40yrs

March 8th, 2011
3:08 pm

I see Timmy! is on Chicago’s roster. Does this mean Carl Klingberg comes to Atlanta an Timmy! gets sent down? T..T..T..TIMMY!!! (sorry I’m A South Park fan)

The Real Thrash

March 8th, 2011
3:26 pm

Looks like someone could get Esposito to play, Chicago.

Old Time Hockey

March 8th, 2011
3:28 pm

Give up the Buff to forward thing already. What good would it be for Buff to stand in front of the goal if no one can get the puck to him? And Smoothie, I don’t care if all FOUR of his assists weren’t passes. Most goals are scored off rebounds anyway. Bomb the net, but HIT the net!

Smoothie

March 8th, 2011
3:41 pm

Y’all are awfully defensive about a guy who has had 1 or 2 good games in two months. You should care that all of his assists virtually are because of rebounds off shots. As we have seen that only works as long as the defense doesn’t take it away. It’s still a great weapon to have but you must have a balanced attack. We rely to heavily on Buff from the point. The reason we won Saturday is because Buff was doing more than just standing / stopping at the point and rifling slapshots to the net. He was dynamic, moving around the zone and attacking the net as well as using that big body to clog things up when loose pucks were available. We need balance, but indiscriminate shots from the point were and are doing us no good at this point.

Old Blue

March 8th, 2011
4:18 pm

If this 2010-11 Thrashers Team were OLD YELLER, we’d have heard the gunshots by now.