12-10-2008 Bobby Robins injured.
Bobby Robins of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Binghamton Senators. He is expected to be sidelined for almost a month . I won't be able to do much for the next few weeks, he said when he was taken off the ice.

11-10-2008 Jimmy Sharrow frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Jimmy Sharrow feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Sharrow was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 3 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 1+0=1 with 2 PIM.


9-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Belanger is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Kimmo Timonen is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Jared Aulin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Tobias Enstrom is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 12 goals in 3 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-10-2008 Jonas Enlund resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Jonas Enlund has resumed full training after his injury.

7-10-2008 Bobby Robins agrees on a contract.
Bobby Robins has signed a one year deal with the Chicago Wolves. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

4-10-2008 Jonas Enlund injured.
Jonas Enlund of Chicago Wolves suffered chest injury during tonights minorleague game against the Rochester Americans. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . If it was up to me I would have finished the game, but they want to be careful about this kind of injury, he said after the game.

2-10-2008 Grant Lewis frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Grant Lewis feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Grant Lewis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman looks to stay a member of the team for a long time.


2-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-9-2008 Team captain meets with Vyacheslav Kozlov
Following the team's recent 2-3 loss against Nashville Predators on 27-9-2008, Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Rucchin and Vyacheslav Kozlov did not leave the bench after the game for a while. I wanted to go over some things that have been troubling his game lately, said Steve Rucchin

30-9-2008 Media rates the best players in the league
GOALTENDER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Roberto LuongoA-A-A-29Vancouver Canucks
Martin BrodeurA-BA-36New Jersey Devils
Henrik LundqvistA-A-A-26Montreal Canadiens
Marc-Andre FleuryA-A-B23Pittsburgh Penguins
Nikolai KhabibulinBB-B35Toronto Maple Leafs
Miikka KiprusoffBBB31Calgary Flames
Kari LehtonenA-A-B24Atlanta Thrashers
Ryan MillerBBB28Toronto Maple Leafs
Pekka RinneA-A-B25Ottawa Senators
Ilya BryzgalovBBB28Detroit Red Wings
DEFENSEMAN
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Nicklas LidstromBA-A-38Pittsburgh Penguins
Scott NiedermayerBB-B35Anaheim Ducks
Zdeno CharaB-A-B-31Boston Bruins
Chris ProngerB-A-B-33Detroit Red Wings
Dion PhaneufB-A-B-23Calgary Flames
Ryan SuterB-BB-23Nashville Predators
Dmitri KalininB-B-B-28San Jose Sharks
Rob BlakeB-B-B-38Los Angeles Kings
Tomas KaberleB-B-B-30New Jersey Devils
Christian EhrhoffB-BB-26San Jose Sharks
LEFT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Rick NashA-A-A-24Columbus Blue Jackets
Ilya KovalchukA-B-B25Atlanta Thrashers
Marian GaborikAB-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Teemu SelanneBB-B38Anaheim Ducks
Mike KnubleBB-B36Washington Capitals
Patrik EliasBB-B32Boston Bruins
Daniel SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Mike FisherA-B-B-28Ottawa Senators
Keith TkachukBCB-36Atlanta Thrashers
Henrik ZetterbergBB-B-27Ottawa Senators
CENTER
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Joe ThorntonABA-29San Jose Sharks
Peter ForsbergAB-A-35Nashville Predators
Patrick MarleauA-AA-29San Jose Sharks
Eric Staal92808623Carolina Hurricanes
Henrik SedinBBB28Vancouver Canucks
Vincent LecavalierAB-B28Tampa Bay Lightning
Patrice BergeronA-BB23Boston Bruins
Pavol DemitraA-CB33Chicago Blackhawks
Mats SundinBB-B37Toronto Maple Leafs
Travis ZajacA-A-B23New Jersey Devils
RIGHT WING
NameOFDFOAAgeTeam
Jaromir JagrAB-B36New York Rangers
Alexander OvechkinAB-B23Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin WilliamsBA-B26Chicago Blackhawks
Marian HossaAB-B29Atlanta Thrashers
Phil KesselBB-B20New Jersey Devils
Dany HeatleyBB-B27Ottawa Senators
Jarome IginlaBB-B31Calgary Flames
Martin HavlatA-CB27Montreal Canadiens
Jonathan CheechooA-B-B28San Jose Sharks
Nikolai ZherdevAB-B24Columbus Blue Jackets


29-9-2008 Eric Belanger resumes light training.
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Eric Belanger has resumed light training after his thigh injury and is listed day to day.

25-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Jonas Enlund has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Tobias Enstrom has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chad Denny has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Riley Holzapfel has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nick Ross has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colton Sceviour has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Glukhov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Eric Belanger remains sidelined with thigh injury.



24-9-2008 Eric Belanger injured.
Eric Belanger (ATL) suffered thigh injury during the game in an incident with Jamal Mayers (STL). He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks. Well, there's not much I can say, it happens, he said while limping toward the dressing room.

22-9-2008 Team captain meets with Jim Slater
Following the team's recent 2-5 loss against Florida Panthers on 21-9-2008, Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Rucchin and Jim Slater were seen outside the dressing room going over some things. He has had some trouble chipping in, so I thought it was time for a little chat, said Steve Rucchin

22-9-2008 Ilya Kovalchuk wants a new contract
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Ilya Kovalchuk is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

18-9-2008 Ilya Kovalchuk wants a new contract
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Ilya Kovalchuk is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

18-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Rucchin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Alex Kangas is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jared Aulin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jonas Enlund has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Tobias Enstrom has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Chad Denny has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Riley Holzapfel has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Nick Ross has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colton Sceviour has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Mikhail Glukhov has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-9-2008 Ilya Kovalchuk wants a new contract
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Ilya Kovalchuk is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

11-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Marian Hossa is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Pascal Dupuis is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week. Jared Aulin is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



9-9-2008 Grant Lewis frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Grant Lewis feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Grant Lewis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season.


8-9-2008 Ilya Kovalchuk wants a new contract
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Ilya Kovalchuk is demanding a new contract. He is frustraded about the fact that his salary is not what he would expect it to be.

4-9-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

No-one is especially hot at the moment.

Who's cold

No-one is especially cold at the moment.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-9-2008 Grant Lewis frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Grant Lewis feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Grant Lewis was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman is waiting for a good start this season.


30-6-2008 Trevor Gillies retires
Trevor Gillies has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 Mattias Trattnig retires
Mattias Trattnig has retired from professional hockey.

30-6-2008 Training camp preview
Atlanta Thrashers will arrange the annual training camp starting on September 14th. Players reporting to the training camp with either Atlanta Thrashers and Chicago Wolves:
- Steve Rucchin C
- Steve McCarthy D
- Vyacheslav Kozlov L
- Garnet Exelby D
- Eric Belanger L
- Alex Kangas G
- Kimmo Timonen D
- Bobby Holik C
- Marian Hossa R
- Keith Tkachuk L
- Matthew Siddall R
- Johan Hedberg G
- Jim Slater C
- Chad Painchaud R
- Pascal Dupuis R
- Eric Meloche R
- Grant Lewis D
- Jonas Enlund C
- Scott Lehman D
- Danny Turple G
- Ilya Kovalchuk L
- Mark Popovic D
- Michael Garnett G
- Jay Harrison D
- Dave Caruso G
- Dick Tarnstrom D
- Boris Valabik D
- Jussi Jokinen R
- Jared Aulin C
- Brian Fahey D
- Kari Lehtonen G
- Darren Haydar C
- Andre Deveaux C
- Guillaume Desbiens R
- Tobias Enstrom D
- Jimmy Sharrow D
- Denis Loginov L
- Travis Fuller L
- Rylan Kaip C
- Jordan LaVallee L
- Tomas Pospisil C
- Andrew Kozek L
- Chad Denny D
- Riley Holzapfel L
- Bryan Little C
- Nick Ross D
- Colton Sceviour R
- Mikhail Glukhov L

Players reporting out of shape:
- Vyacheslav Kozlov L
- Johan Hedberg G
- Ilya Kovalchuk L
- Travis Fuller L
- Andrew Kozek L
- Riley Holzapfel L

Players reporting in good shape:
- Steve McCarthy D
- Bobby Holik C
- Marian Hossa R
- Jim Slater C
- Eric Meloche R
- Jonas Enlund C
- Boris Valabik D
- Andre Deveaux C
- Jordan LaVallee L
- Tomas Pospisil C
- Colton Sceviour R


30-6-2008 John Anderson leaves team
John Andersons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Kevin Cheveldayoff leaves team
Kevin Cheveldayoffs contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Brad McCrimmon leaves team
Brad McCrimmons contract has expired and he has left the team.

30-6-2008 Don Waddell leaves team
Don Waddells contract has expired and he has left the team.

25-6-2008 Alex Kangas returns
Atlanta Thrashers were delighted to hear that Alex Kangas has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Jonas Enlund returns
Atlanta Thrashers were delighted to hear that Jonas Enlund has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Chad Denny returns
Atlanta Thrashers were delighted to hear that Chad Denny has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Nick Ross returns
Atlanta Thrashers were delighted to hear that Nick Ross has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Colton Sceviour returns
Atlanta Thrashers were delighted to hear that Colton Sceviour has returned to the team.

25-6-2008 Mikhail Glukhov returns
Atlanta Thrashers were delighted to hear that Mikhail Glukhov has returned to the team.

23-6-2008 Guillaume Desbiens frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers right wing Guillaume Desbiens feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Canada, Guillaume Desbiens was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old right wing is eagerly waiting to hit the ice once the season starts.


24-6-2008 Options to be confirmed tomorrow
The following players' contract options need to be confirmed tomorrow:


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following players' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-Steve Rucchin (Atlanta Thrashers) UFA
-Bobby Holik (Atlanta Thrashers) UFA
-Johan Hedberg (Atlanta Thrashers) UFA
-Dick Tarnstrom (Atlanta Thrashers) UFA
-Darren Haydar (Chicago Wolves) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Trevor Gillies (Chicago Wolves) RFA, needs qualifying offer
-Travis Fuller (Chicago Wolves) RFA, needs qualifying offer


23-6-2008 Contracts expiring !
The following staff members' contracts are going to expire in one week:
-John Anderson(farm)
-Kevin Cheveldayoff(farm)
-Brad McCrimmon(pro)
-Don Waddell(pro)


20-6-2008 Jimmy Sharrow frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Jimmy Sharrow feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a regular player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of USA, Jimmy Sharrow was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old defenseman has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 82 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 3+12=15 with 34 PIM.


20-6-2008 Board increases player budget for next season
The board of owners have increased player budget for next season with $10 400 000 because of your good financial record.

20-6-2008 Board collects bonuses
The board of owners has collected $10 400 000 profit from the team to shareholders.

20-6-2008 Bob Owen retires
Atlanta Thrashers staff member Bob Owen has announced his retirement due to non-hockey related reasons.

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