26 November 2007

Kari activated from IR

From the Chicago Wolves website:

11/26/2007 10:34 AM - The Atlanta Thrashers have assigned goaltender Kari Lehtonen to the Chicago Wolves for conditioning. In addition, the Thrashers have reassigned center Tomas Pospisil from the ECHL's Gwinnett Gladiators to the Wolves.

The 24-year-old netminder has spent the last three seasons with the Thrashers, which includes going winless in five outings this year before being placed on Injured Reserve. Lehtonen will be available to play when the Wolves (15-2-1-0) host the Quad City Flames at the Allstate Arena on Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Watch Live! or Listen Live!)

The Helsinki, Finland native's 58 wins and eight shutouts with Chicago rank second in franchise history behind Wolves Assistant Coach Wendell Young's 169 victories and 16 shutouts.
Per bargaining agreement stipulation, Kari's activation today means he will be available to the Thrashers no later than 10 December, and will likely make his return to Blueland for the game on the 12th v. Boston.

Kaikkea hyvää! Good luck in Chicago, Kari - onnea, onnea!

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