UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Rob Schremp will get his chance Thursday.
The Thrashers forward, picked up on waivers from the New York Islanders on Feb. 28, will play center against his former team. He will be between Evander Kane and Radek Dvorak. Schremp played mostly right wing in his nine previous games with the Thrashers.
“I put him in at center some against Buffalo [Saturday],” coach Craig Ramsay said. “He’s a natural centerman. … I’m hoping he has a spark in here that he wants to show the Islanders that they made a mistake. That’s what happens to many guys when they come back to a building that they’ve been in and they want to show that organization up a little bit. Hopefully he does that. He’s a decent faceoff guy. He can make plays. He can score in tight. We are hoping that he’s going to come out and have some jump.”
Mason gets start in goal
Chris Mason will start against the Islanders, the first of back-to-back games for the Thrashers. Ondrej Pavelec is likely