6-6-2009 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 24 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 5+10=15 with 38 PIM.


4-6-2009 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 24 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 5+10=15 with 38 PIM.


31-5-2009 Andrew Kozek frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Andrew Kozek 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, Andrew Kozek was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2nd round of the 2005 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 23 year old left wing has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 82 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 10+13=23 with 24 PIM.


1-6-2009 European players signing window
European players must be signed to contract during the off-season, between June and August. No european is allowed to sign an NHL contract after the european leagues start in September.

29-5-2009 Jordan LaVallee frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers left wing Jordan LaVallee 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, Jordan LaVallee was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 4th round of the 2005 entry draft. He has appeared in 9 NHL games during his career, notching 1 goals and adding 1 assists along with 10 penalty minutes. The 23 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 10 PIM. He has also played 4 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 5+1=6 with 2 PIM.


27-5-2009 Chad Painchaud uncertain about future
Chad Painchaud wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

26-5-2009 Andrew Kozek uncertain about future
Andrew Kozek wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

23-5-2009 praises Fabrice Paquette
Atlanta Thrashers head coach has praised young goaltender Fabrice Paquette in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

11-5-2009 Jordan LaVallee uncertain about future
Jordan LaVallee wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

8-5-2009 Danny Turple frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Danny Turple 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, Danny Turple was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 78 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


30-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Tobias Enstrom is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Bryan Little is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 10 games without a goal. Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Keith Tkachuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 18 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 10 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Colton Sceviour has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-4-2009 Playoff news
Pittsburgh Penguins have won their series against the Atlanta Thrashers. They have been awarded $1 000 000 as prize money.

25-4-2009 NHL nominates players for NHL Awards
The NHL has released the annual list of award nominees. For each category in which the winner is voted, there are three nominees. The annual NHL Awards Ceremony is held right after the Stanley Cup Finals.

Here are the candidates for season 2008-09:

Jack Adams Award
1. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
2. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
3. , Nottingham Panthers (ANA)
Annual award given to the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team's success

Calder Memorial Trophy
1. Devin Setoguchi, San Jose Sharks
2. Francois Bouchard, Washington Capitals
3. Peter Mueller, Phoenix Coyotes
Annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League

Hart Memorial Trophy
1. Corey Perry, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
2. Mike Fisher, Phoenix Coyotes
3. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
Annual award given to the player judged to be the most valuable to his team

Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta Thrashers
3. Pavol Demitra, Chicago Blackhawks
Annual award given to the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability

James Norris Memorial Trophy
1. Christian Ehrhoff, San Jose Sharks
2. Nicklas Lidstrom, Pittsburgh Penguins
3. Scott Niedermayer, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Annual award given to the defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position

Frank J. Selke Trophy
1. Mikko Koivu, Minnesota Wild
2. Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
3. Milan Lucic, Boston Bruins
Annual award given to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game



23-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ilya Kovalchuk is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 22 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 9 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 14 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pascal Dupuis is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 16 games without a goal. Kevin Bieksa has played 15 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jared Aulin has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 13 goals in 3 games. Jordan LaVallee has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Colton Sceviour is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-4-2009 Atlanta Thrashers players selected to World Championships
World Championships in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Atlanta Thrashers have been selected to represent their countries:

-Arturs Kulda (LAT)


16-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Keith Tkachuk is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 11 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 14 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Kevin Bieksa has played 12 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jared Aulin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kari Lehtonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colton Sceviour is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



15-4-2009 Danny Turple frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Danny Turple 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, Danny Turple was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 78 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


16-4-2009 Playoff series preview
Pittsburgh Penguins will start at home against the Atlanta Thrashers in the first round clash. On paper, both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Atlanta Thrashers seem pretty equal and should play a tight series.

Pittsburgh Penguins injuries:

Atlanta Thrashers injuries:

Prediction: Pittsburgh Penguins wins the series 4-2.



13-4-2009 Team captain meets with Bryan Little
Following the team's recent 5-4 loss at Washington Capitals on 10-4-2009, Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Rucchin and Bryan Little 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

9-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Belanger is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking good with 7 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 18 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 10 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Kevin Bieksa has played 11 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Colton Sceviour is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-4-2009 praises Patrik Watson
Atlanta Thrashers head coach has praised young left wing Patrik Watson in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Patrik Watson has played 76 games with Seattle Thunderbirds this season, collecting 58+22=80 with 87 PIM.


4-4-2009 Danny Turple frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Danny Turple 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, Danny Turple was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 75 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+3=3 with 0 PIM.


4-4-2009 Ilya Kovalchuk reaches career high !
Ilya Kovalchuk marked a new career high in points with 99 after scoring in tonights game against San Jose Sharks on a feed by Eric Belanger. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, he said as camera flashes went off.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 547 NHL games during his career, notching 253 goals and adding 291 assists along with 406 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 78 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 33+66=99 with 36 PIM.


3-4-2009 Boris Valabik frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Boris Valabik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 188 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 41 assists along with 253 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 78 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 3+22=25 with 64 PIM.


2-4-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Rucchin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Eric Belanger is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Marian Hossa is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 8 points in 4 games last week. Tobias Enstrom is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov is down on his game pulling a 13 game streak without registering a single point. Keith Tkachuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Colton Sceviour has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-4-2009 Mark Popovic resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Mark Popovic has resumed full training after his injury.

2-4-2009 Marian Hossa reaches a milestone !
Marian Hossa scored the 800th point of his career in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on a feed by Eric Belanger. There's no 'I' in team and we have to get everyone playing the same system. It's not enough to just play a solid 20 or 40 minutes of hockey - you have to play 60. Hey, you know what? I forgot the question, the happy player commented.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 399 goals and adding 401 assists along with 532 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 77 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 54+46=100 with 72 PIM.


2-4-2009 Marian Hossa reaches a milestone !
Marian Hossa scored the 400th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on a feed by Oleg Petrov. I can't quite remember the last time when I was this happy, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 400 goals and adding 401 assists along with 532 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 77 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 55+46=101 with 72 PIM.


1-4-2009 Player of the month: Marian Hossa (R)
NHL has awarded Marian Hossa (R) of Atlanta Thrashers as Player Of The Month He registered 17 goals and 11 assists for 28 points in 15 games last month. He also had 4 game winning goals.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 788 NHL games during his career, notching 398 goals and adding 401 assists along with 532 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 77 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 53+46=99 with 72 PIM.


30-3-2009 Jared Aulin speaks up.
Jared Aulin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

30-3-2009 Mark Popovic injured.
Mark Popovic of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Houston Aeros. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . I just hope I can get back on the ice quickly and do what I can for the team, he commented to the media.

29-3-2009 Boris Valabik frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Boris Valabik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 185 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 41 assists along with 253 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 75 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 2+22=24 with 64 PIM.


28-3-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-3-2009 Player of the week: Marian Hossa (R)
NHL has awarded Marian Hossa (R) of Atlanta Thrashers as Player Of The Week He registered 9 goals and 2 assists for 11 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Slovakia, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 785 NHL games during his career, notching 395 goals and adding 400 assists along with 528 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 74 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 50+45=95 with 68 PIM.


26-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Belanger is looking good with 10 points in 4 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Eric Meloche is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 16 game point streak. Kari Lehtonen is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 2 goals. Tobias Enstrom is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Bryan Little is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 11 games without a goal. Garnet Exelby has played 39 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 58 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-3-2009 Marian Hossa reaches a milestone !
Marian Hossa notched the 400th assist of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a goal by Eric Belanger. I'm just happy to contribute, the happy player said in a hockey magazine..

A native of Slovakia, Marian Hossa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round of the 1997 entry draft. He has appeared in 784 NHL games during his career, notching 395 goals and adding 400 assists along with 528 penalty minutes. The 30 year old right wing has played 73 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 50+45=95 with 68 PIM.


25-3-2009 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 73 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 37+23=60 with 97 PIM.


24-3-2009 Kimmo Timonen reaches career high !
Kimmo Timonen marked a new career high in points with 51 after scoring in tonights game against Toronto Maple Leafs on a feed by Michael Del Zotto. In a game like this, it was nice to set that milestone, he said after the game in the dressing room.

A native of Finland, Kimmo Timonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 647 NHL games during his career, notching 94 goals and adding 250 assists along with 402 penalty minutes. The 34 year old defenseman has played 72 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 15+36=51 with 36 PIM.


23-3-2009 Jonas Enlund resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Jonas Enlund has resumed full training after his injury.

22-3-2009 Danny Turple frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Danny Turple 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, Danny Turple was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 68 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+2=2 with 0 PIM.


20-3-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-3-2009 Team captain meets with Michael Garnett
Team captain Steve Rucchin called a short meeting with Michael Garnett after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Michael Garnett as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

19-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Belanger is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Pascal Dupuis is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Eric Meloche is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 12 game point streak. Jared Aulin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Tobias Enstrom is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Garnet Exelby has played 35 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 30 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 54 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-3-2009 Jonas Enlund resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves center Jonas Enlund has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

18-3-2009 Bryan Little resumes full training.
Atlanta Thrashers center Bryan Little has resumed full training after his head injury.

17-3-2009 Team captain meets with Jim Slater
Following the team's recent 5-4 OT loss at Colorado Avalanche on 17-3-2009, Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Rucchin and Jim Slater did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Steve Rucchin

17-3-2009 Jared Aulin speaks up.
Jared Aulin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-3-2009 Kimmo Timonen reaches career high !
Kimmo Timonen marked a new career high in goals with 14 tallies after scoring in tonights game against Colorado Avalanche on a feed by Pascal Dupuis. You can't worry about the personal achievements - it's the W's that count, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Finland, Kimmo Timonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 644 NHL games during his career, notching 93 goals and adding 250 assists along with 400 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 69 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 14+36=50 with 34 PIM.


17-3-2009 Bryan Little injured.
Bryan Little (ATL) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Ossi Vaananen (COL). 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 murmured as he grimaced in pain.

14-3-2009 Jared Aulin speaks up.
Jared Aulin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-3-2009 Ilya Kovalchuk reaches career high !
Ilya Kovalchuk marked a new career high in assists with 47 assists after assisting in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a goal by Eric Belanger. You gotta' hand it to their team today, they came to play and made us work for everything we got, he commented during a post game radio interview.

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 535 NHL games during his career, notching 247 goals and adding 272 assists along with 394 penalty minutes. The 25 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 27+47=74 with 24 PIM.


13-3-2009 Jared Aulin reaches career high !
Jared Aulin marked a new career high in points with 45 after scoring in tonights game against Columbus Blue Jackets on a feed by Eric Meloche. I've seen my idols break records and now I am doing the same, he read from a prepared statement.

A native of Canada, Jared Aulin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 247 NHL games during his career, notching 55 goals and adding 74 assists along with 185 penalty minutes. The 26 year old right wing has played 66 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 17+28=45 with 36 PIM.


12-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Marian Hossa is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Kevin Bieksa is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Bryan Little is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 31 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 26 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 50 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



7-3-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

6-3-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-3-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

5-3-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Rucchin is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Kevin Bieksa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Boris Valabik is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 29 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 24 games without a goal. Jim Slater is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jared Aulin has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-3-2009 Jonas Enlund injured.
Jonas Enlund of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . There's no operation necessary. It's a third-degree separation. We'll know better in a couple of days how bad it really is and go from there, were his words after the game.

28-2-2009 Boris Valabik frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Boris Valabik feels frustrated about his position in the organization. He feels he's good enough to be a core player for the team and wonders why the organization still considers him a minor league player.

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 172 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 36 assists along with 243 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 62 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 2+17=19 with 54 PIM.


28-2-2009 Boris Valabik reaches career high !
Boris Valabik marked a new career high in points with 19 after assisting in tonights game against New York Rangers on a goal by Eric Meloche. All of them are special, but I'm going to remember this one the most, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 171 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 36 assists along with 243 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 61 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 2+17=19 with 54 PIM.


26-2-2009 Jared Aulin speaks up.
Jared Aulin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

26-2-2009 Player of the week: Oleg Petrov (R)
NHL has awarded Oleg Petrov (R) of Atlanta Thrashers as Player Of The Week He registered 4 goals and 4 assists for 8 points in 4 games last week. He also had 2 game winning goals.

A native of Russia, Oleg Petrov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 135 NHL games during his career, notching 27 goals and adding 41 assists along with 112 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 61 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 19+32=51 with 52 PIM.


26-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Oleg Petrov is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Marian Hossa is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 26 games without a goal. Eric Belanger is down on his game pulling a 10 game streak without registering a single point. Michael Del Zotto has played 21 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 31 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 45 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jared Aulin is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-2-2009 Keith Tkachuk reaches career high !
Keith Tkachuk marked a new career high in assists with 49 assists after assisting in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a goal by Vyacheslav Kozlov. It's a joy to be playing with these guys, they are the best teammates anyone could have, he read from a prepared speech.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1121 NHL games during his career, notching 519 goals and adding 557 assists along with 2299 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 60 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 25+49=74 with 102 PIM.


26-2-2009 Boris Valabik reaches career high !
Boris Valabik marked a new career high in assists with 15 assists after assisting in tonights game against St. Louis Blues on a goal by Oleg Petrov. Whatever I can do to help the team is okay by me. As long as we get the 2 points that's the main thing, he said while posing for photo's.

A native of Slovakia, Boris Valabik was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2004 entry draft. He has appeared in 170 NHL games during his career, notching 7 goals and adding 34 assists along with 243 penalty minutes. The 23 year old defenseman has played 60 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 2+15=17 with 54 PIM.


25-2-2009 Danny Turple frustrated
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Danny Turple 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, Danny Turple was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 6th round of the 2004 entry draft. He has not yet played at NHL level. The 24 year old goaltender has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 56 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 0+1=1 with 0 PIM.


24-2-2009 Oleg Petrov reaches career high !
Oleg Petrov marked a new career high in points with 48 after assisting in tonights game against Phoenix Coyotes on a goal by Marian Hossa. This one is for the fans who are paying my salary, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Russia, Oleg Petrov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 133 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 41 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 59 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 16+32=48 with 48 PIM.


24-2-2009 Jared Aulin reaches career high !
Jared Aulin marked a new career high in assists with 25 assists after assisting in tonights game against Phoenix Coyotes on a goal by Bryan Little. I'm just happy to contribute, was all he could say after the game.

A native of Canada, Jared Aulin was originally drafted to the NHL by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2nd round of the 2000 entry draft. He has appeared in 240 NHL games during his career, notching 53 goals and adding 71 assists along with 179 penalty minutes. The 26 year old center has played 59 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 15+25=40 with 30 PIM.


22-2-2009 Mike Forney resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves right wing Mike Forney has resumed full training after his injury.

22-2-2009 Oleg Petrov reaches career high !
Oleg Petrov marked a new career high in assists with 31 assists after assisting in tonights game against New Jersey Devils on a goal by Keith Tkachuk. I'm just happy to contribute, he said to the press.

A native of Russia, Oleg Petrov was originally drafted to the NHL by the Montreal Canadiens in the 6th round of the 1991 entry draft. He has appeared in 132 NHL games during his career, notching 24 goals and adding 40 assists along with 108 penalty minutes. The 37 year old right wing has played 58 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 16+31=47 with 48 PIM.


19-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Oleg Petrov is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa 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.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Garnet Exelby has played 22 games without a goal. Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto is sliding on a 15 game streak without registering a single point. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 27 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 41 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 13 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-2-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

17-2-2009 Mike Forney resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves right wing Mike Forney has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

14-2-2009 Boris Valabik uncertain about future
Boris Valabik wants clarification on his future as he no longer can be considered a prospect. He wants you to clarify his status in the organization.

14-2-2009 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 55 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 31+22=53 with 67 PIM.


12-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Kari Lehtonen is playing well with 1 wins in his 2 starts last week and allowing 3 goals.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 19 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 14 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 24 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 38 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 10 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



8-2-2009 Ilya Kovalchuk reaches a milestone !
Ilya Kovalchuk scored the 500th point of his career in tonight's game against the Washington Capitals on a goal by Kimmo Timonen. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, he read from a prepared statement..

A native of Russia, Ilya Kovalchuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1st round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 522 NHL games during his career, notching 241 goals and adding 259 assists along with 386 penalty minutes. The 25 year old left wing has played 53 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 21+34=55 with 16 PIM.


6-2-2009 Bobby Robins resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Bobby Robins has resumed full training after his injury.

5-2-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Marian Hossa is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Kevin Bieksa is looking good with 4 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 17 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 12 games without a goal. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 36 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



4-2-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-2-2009 Kevin Bieksa reaches career high !
Kevin Bieksa marked a new career high in points with 14 after assisting in tonights game against Calgary Flames on a goal by Jared Aulin. You've got to hand it to the other guys in the room though, they gave it their all tonight, he said after the game in the dressing room..

A native of Canada, Kevin Bieksa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 227 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 37 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 51 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 1+13=14 with 25 PIM.


4-2-2009 Bobby Robins injured.
Bobby Robins of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Omaha Knights. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, he commented to the media.

3-2-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

2-2-2009 Kevin Bieksa reaches career high !
Kevin Bieksa marked a new career high in assists with 11 assists after assisting in tonights game against Tampa Bay Lightning on a goal by Eric Meloche. I just come to the rink ready to play and give it 110%, was all he could say after the game.

A native of Canada, Kevin Bieksa was originally drafted to the NHL by the Vancouver Canucks in the 5th round of the 2001 entry draft. He has appeared in 226 NHL games during his career, notching 5 goals and adding 35 assists along with 211 penalty minutes. The 27 year old defenseman has played 50 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 1+11=12 with 25 PIM.


1-2-2009 praises Mat Calvert
Atlanta Thrashers head coach has praised young left wing Mat Calvert in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

Mat Calvert has played 33 games with Scwenninger Wild Wings this season, collecting 29+10=39 with 57 PIM.


29-1-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

29-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Eric Belanger is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Kevin Bieksa is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 15 games without a goal. Michael Del Zotto has played 10 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 34 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 5 goals in 1 games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-1-2009 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-1-2009 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-1-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-1-2009 praises Fabrice Paquette
Atlanta Thrashers head coach has praised young goaltender Fabrice Paquette in his latest interviews. Altough he seems very fond of this highly skilled youngster, he didn't want to comment on his team's strategy concerning the upcoming draft.

22-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Oleg Petrov is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Pascal Dupuis is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Jared Aulin is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 14 games without a goal. Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 19 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 33 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-1-2009 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-1-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-1-2009 Atlanta Thrashers players named to All-Star Game
The following players from Atlanta Thrashers were named to this year's All-Star Game:
-Marian Hossa


18-1-2009 Pascal Dupuis reaches a milestone !
Pascal Dupuis scored the 100th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Florida Panthers on a feed by Vyacheslav Kozlov. It's not so big but I'm still very happy about it, he said at the post-game press conference.

A native of Canada, Pascal Dupuis, was originally signed as a free agent to the NHL. He has appeared in 496 NHL games during his career, notching 100 goals and adding 125 assists along with 235 penalty minutes. The 29 year old right wing has played 46 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 14+13=27 with 20 PIM.


16-1-2009 Tobias Enstrom reaches career high !
Tobias Enstrom marked a new career high in assists with 16 assists after assisting in tonights game against Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Vyacheslav Kozlov. For me this is dream come true, he said while posing for photo's.

A native of Sweden, Tobias Enstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 8th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 117 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 34 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 45 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 4+16=20 with 34 PIM.


16-1-2009 Tobias Enstrom reaches career high !
Tobias Enstrom marked a new career high in points with 20 after assisting in tonights game against Montreal Canadiens on a goal by Vyacheslav Kozlov. Yes, it's nice to break records but that's not the idea of this game, he said to the press..

A native of Sweden, Tobias Enstrom was originally drafted to the NHL by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 8th round of the 2003 entry draft. He has appeared in 117 NHL games during his career, notching 8 goals and adding 34 assists along with 74 penalty minutes. The 24 year old defenseman has played 45 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 4+16=20 with 34 PIM.


15-1-2009 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. He has played 45 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 3+5=8 with 34 PIM.


15-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Oleg Petrov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Eric Meloche is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk 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. Garnet Exelby has played 10 games without a goal. Eric Belanger is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 15 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 29 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-1-2009 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

14-1-2009 Mike Forney injured.
Mike Forney of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Springfield Falcons. He is expected to be sidelined for more than a month . Yeah it hurts, hurts me to watch the game from the press box for a month or so, he murmured as he grimaced in pain.

13-1-2009 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-1-2009 Jonas Enlund resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Jonas Enlund has resumed full training after his injury.

12-1-2009 Jonas Enlund injured.
Jonas Enlund of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany River Rats. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . Nothing serious, but I do remember who hit me and caused the injury, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

10-1-2009 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Oleg Petrov is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Pascal Dupuis is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Tobias Enstrom is looking good with 5 points in 3 games last week. Bryan Little is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak.

Who's cold

Kimmo Timonen has played 15 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 19 games without a goal. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 12 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 26 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jared Aulin has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-1-2009 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-1-2009 Dustin Gazley resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves right wing Dustin Gazley has resumed full training after his injury.

2-1-2009 Atlanta Thrashers players selected to World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships (U-20) in icehockey are about to start. The following players from Atlanta Thrashers organization have been selected to represent their countries:

-Adolf Trnka (SVK)
-Arturs Kulda (LAT)
-Colton Sceviour (CAN)


1-1-2009 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Marian Hossa is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 9 games without a goal. Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Kimmo Timonen has played 12 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Michael Garnett has been chilly and allowed 11 goals in 2 games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 23 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



30-12-2008 Dustin Gazley resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves right wing Dustin Gazley has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

25-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Marian Hossa is looking good with 3 points in 2 games last week.

Who's cold

Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Kimmo Timonen has played 10 games without a goal. Keith Tkachuk has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Michael Garnett has been chilly and allowed 9 goals in 2 games. Boris Valabik has played 21 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jordan LaVallee has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



24-12-2008 Team captain meets with Eric Belanger
Team captain Steve Rucchin called a short meeting with Eric Belanger after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Eric Belanger as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

24-12-2008 Bobby Robins resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Bobby Robins has resumed full training after his injury.

22-12-2008 Tobias Enstrom speaks up.
Tobias Enstrom is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 10 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

20-12-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 36 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 22+15=37 with 40 PIM.


20-12-2008 Bobby Robins injured.
Bobby Robins of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Norfolk Admirals. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . That was just good, clean, hard hitting hockey. If you think I look bad now you should see the other guy, he quoted before being taken to the hospital for tests.

19-12-2008 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

18-12-2008 Team captain meets with Eric Belanger
Following the team's recent 0-3 win at Philadelphia Flyers on 18-12-2008, Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Rucchin and Eric Belanger did not leave the dressing room for some time. I think it was time to get some things out of the way, said Steve Rucchin

18-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Rucchin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Oleg Petrov is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week. Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking red hot with a 9 game point streak. Bryan Little is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Eric Belanger has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 19 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jared Aulin has lost his sights and is now 12 games without a goal. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 15 goals in 3 games. Tobias Enstrom has played 33 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



18-12-2008 Dustin Gazley injured.
Dustin Gazley of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Philadelphia Phantoms. He is expected to be sidelined for around two weeks . It hurts, I admit, but I just have to take it like a man, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

14-12-2008 Nick Ross speaks up.
Nick Ross is disappointed in the team tactics after having not played in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

11-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Pascal Dupuis is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Eric Meloche is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 3 game goalstreak. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 7 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Vyacheslav Kozlov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Eric Belanger is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Jim Slater has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Boris Valabik has played 15 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jared Aulin has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 4 games. Tobias Enstrom has played 29 games without a goal. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Nick Ross has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

Marian Hossa remains sidelined with wrist injury.



11-12-2008 Marian Hossa resumes full training.
Atlanta Thrashers right wing Marian Hossa has resumed full training after his wrist injury.

10-12-2008 Marian Hossa injured.
Marian Hossa (ATL) suffered wrist injury during the game in an incident with David Backes (WSH). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. Sometimes you just have bad luck and get knocked around, he said after the game in the dressing room.

8-12-2008 Pascal Dupuis speaks up.
Pascal Dupuis is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-12-2008 Boris Valabik resumes full training.
Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Boris Valabik has resumed full training after his ankle injury.

7-12-2008 Pascal Dupuis speaks up.
Pascal Dupuis is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

7-12-2008 Boris Valabik injured.
Boris Valabik (ATL) suffered ankle injury during the game in an incident with Andre Roy (NAS). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. They're being cautious about my condition, but I feel pretty good right now and want to get back on the ice as soon as possible, were his words after the game.

6-12-2008 Eric Belanger speaks up.
Eric Belanger is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

4-12-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 17 games without a goal. Pascal Dupuis is looking out of place on the ice despite notching 2 points last week. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 27 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 11 games without a goal. Tobias Enstrom has played 25 games without a goal. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



2-12-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 26 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 18+14=32 with 38 PIM.


30-11-2008 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-11-2008 Kevin Bieksa speaks up.
Kevin Bieksa is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-11-2008 Jared Aulin speaks up.
Jared Aulin is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

27-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Rucchin is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Garnet Exelby is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Eric Belanger is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Kimmo Timonen is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Marian Hossa is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking steady with 4 points in 4 games last week. Ilya Kovalchuk is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 5 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 24 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tobias Enstrom has played 22 games without a goal. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Bryan Little has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



26-11-2008 Kevin Bieksa speaks up.
Kevin Bieksa is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

25-11-2008 Pascal Dupuis speaks up.
Pascal Dupuis is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 8 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-11-2008 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

24-11-2008 Dustin Gazley resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves right wing Dustin Gazley has resumed full training after his injury.

23-11-2008 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 6 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-11-2008 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

22-11-2008 Pascal Dupuis speaks up.
Pascal Dupuis is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

21-11-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 21 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 17+10=27 with 22 PIM.


20-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 4 game goalstreak. Garnet Exelby is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 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 steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Jim Slater is down on his game pulling a 11 game streak without registering a single point. Pascal Dupuis has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 20 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



19-11-2008 Kevin Bieksa speaks up.
Kevin Bieksa is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 7 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

19-11-2008 Dustin Gazley resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves right wing Dustin Gazley has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

19-11-2008 Dustin Gazley injured.
Dustin Gazley of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Wilkes-Barre Penguins. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . It hurts a bit but it'll be okay in a week or so I'm told, he said as medics fastened him onto the stretcher.

14-11-2008 Pascal Dupuis speaks up.
Pascal Dupuis is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

13-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Garnet Exelby is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Jared Aulin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Bryan Little is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 15 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 17 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Tobias Enstrom has played 15 games without a goal. Jordan LaVallee has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



10-11-2008 Eric Meloche speaks up.
Eric Meloche is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

10-11-2008 Rylan Kaip resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Rylan Kaip has resumed full training after his injury.

9-11-2008 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. He has played 15 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 14 PIM.


9-11-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 15 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 13+7=20 with 15 PIM.


8-11-2008 Pascal Dupuis speaks up.
Pascal Dupuis is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 9 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

8-11-2008 Rylan Kaip injured.
Rylan Kaip of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Utah Grizzlies. He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days . These small things happen every now and then, it's all part of hockey, he said after the game in the dressing room.

6-11-2008 Team captain meets with Eric Meloche
Team captain Steve Rucchin called a short meeting with Eric Meloche after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I have to take the brunt of this, said Eric Meloche as he left the ice. My play has not been up to snuff and if I'm not contributing more, I have to work harder.

6-11-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking good with 5 points in 4 games last week. Garnet Exelby is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Eric Belanger is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Pascal Dupuis is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Jared Aulin is looking steady with 3 points in 4 games last week. Bryan Little is looking good with 6 points in 4 games last week.

Who's cold

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 12 games without a goal. Jay Harrison has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kevin Bieksa has played 14 games without a goal. Boris Valabik has played 10 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 16 goals in 4 games. Tobias Enstrom has played 12 games without a goal.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



5-11-2008 Bobby Robins resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves center Bobby Robins has resumed full training after his injury.

5-11-2008 Garnet Exelby injured.
Garnet Exelby (ATL) suffered head injury during the game in an incident with Dainius Zubrus (DET). He is expected to be sidelined for a couple of days. I'll just put some ice on it and it'll be as good as new. It will take more than this to slow me down, he said when he was taken off the ice.

1-11-2008 Jim Slater speaks up.
Jim Slater is disappointed in the team tactics after averaging 5 minutes in the last five games. He wants more icetime.

31-10-2008 Bobby Robins resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves center Bobby Robins has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

30-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking red hot with a 6 game point streak. Marian Hossa is looking good with a 3 game point scoring streak with 2 game goalstreak. Keith Tkachuk is looking red hot with a 8 game point streak.

Who's cold

Garnet Exelby has played 10 games without a goal. Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 8 games without a goal. Kevin Bieksa has played 10 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 4 goals in 1 games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



28-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 10 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 1+1=2 with 4 PIM.


24-10-2008 Keith Tkachuk reaches a milestone !
Keith Tkachuk scored the 500th goal of his career in tonight's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on a feed by Marian Hossa. This is a goal I never imagined I'd reach. I owe it all to the fans, he joked as his teammates showered him with Champagne.

A native of USA, Keith Tkachuk was originally drafted to the NHL by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round of the 1990 entry draft. He has appeared in 1070 NHL games during his career, notching 500 goals and adding 518 assists along with 2211 penalty minutes. The 36 year old left wing has played 9 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 6+10=16 with 14 PIM.


23-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Steve Rucchin is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking good with a 5 game point scoring streak with 5 game goalstreak. Garnet Exelby is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Oleg Petrov is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking red hot with a 7 game point streak. Jay Harrison is looking good with 2 points in 1 games last week. Boris Valabik is looking good with 4 points in 3 games last week. Bryan Little is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Eric Meloche has lost his sights and is now 7 games without a goal. Michael Garnett hasn't got a chance to start in the last five games. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



23-10-2008 Chad Denny resumes full training.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Chad Denny has resumed full training after his injury.

18-10-2008 Chad Denny resumes light training.
Chicago Wolves defenseman Chad Denny has resumed light training after his injury and is listed day to day.

17-10-2008 Team captain meets with Michael Garnett
Following the team's recent 4-5 OT loss against Anaheim Ducks on 15-10-2008, Atlanta Thrashers captain Steve Rucchin and Michael Garnett 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

16-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 6 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 3+2=5 with 9 PIM.


16-10-2008 Weekly team report
Who's hot

Vyacheslav Kozlov is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Kimmo Timonen is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Marian Hossa is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week. Keith Tkachuk is looking good with 6 points in 3 games last week. Pascal Dupuis is looking good with a 4 game point scoring streak with 1 game goalstreak. Jared Aulin is looking steady with 3 points in 3 games last week.

Who's cold

Oleg Petrov has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jim Slater has lost his sights and is now 6 games without a goal. Jussi Jokinen has been a healthy scratch in his last five games. Kari Lehtonen has been chilly and allowed 14 goals in 3 games. Nick Ross has been a healthy scratch in his last five games.

Trainer's room

No injuries at the moment.



14-10-2008 Kimmo Timonen reaches a milestone !
Kimmo Timonen scored the 300th point of his career in tonight's game against the Carolina Hurricanes on a goal by Steve Rucchin. I don't know why exactly, but the ice just seems to be more wide open for me this year, was his only comment for the media..

A native of Finland, Kimmo Timonen was originally drafted to the NHL by the Los Angeles Kings in the of the 1993 entry draft. He has appeared in 579 NHL games during his career, notching 80 goals and adding 220 assists along with 366 penalty minutes. The 33 year old defenseman has played 4 games with the Atlanta Thrashers this season, totalling 1+6=7 with 0 PIM.


14-10-2008 Chad Denny injured.
Chad Denny of Chicago Wolves suffered injury during tonights minorleague game against the Albany River Rats. He is expected to be sidelined for about a week . Sometimes when you give it 110%, the other player gives it right back to you. I'll still be practicing with the team, and may be back in time for the next home stand, was his answer to a reporter question after the game.

13-10-2008 Team captain meets with Jim Slater
Team captain Steve Rucchin called a short meeting with Jim Slater after practice today to discuss some issues that have affected his play. I guess they needed someone to take the blame..., said Jim Slater as he left the ice, ...but I'll take it like a man

12-10-2008 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 has not yet played for the Atlanta Thrashers this season. He has played 4 games with the Chicago Wolves this season, totalling 2+2=4 with 2 PIM.


12-10-2008 Colton Sceviour sent back juniors
Atlanta Thrashers's Colton Sceviour did not make the team and was sent back for another year of junior hockey. The Atlanta Thrashers expect him to make another run at a roster spot next season.

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.

Eastside Hockey Manager