12 November 2008

Today's heartbreak...

For me anyway, b/c I've got tickets to see the Thrash in Philly on Sunday! From Knobler:

Thrashers goalie Kari Lehtonen reinjured his back on Tuesday, missed practice Wednesday and might not be able to play Friday against Carolina.

Thrashers coach John Anderson said the team won’t call up Ondrej Pavelec from its minor league affiliate in Chicago until it knows whether Lehtonen will be available. Lehtonen has been out since an Oct. 30 road loss against the New York Rangers, first because of illness and then because of back stiffness. He practiced Tuesdsay and said he was OK in an interview afterward, but Tuesday night Gwinnett Gladiators goalie Charlie Effinger got a call telling him the Thrashers would need him to practice with them on Wednesday.

Pavelec has appeared in three games while Lehtonen has been out, winning two after playing only the third period in a loss at New Jersey. The Thrashers sent him back to Chicago after Sunday’s game at Carolina, when they thought Lehtonen was healthy.

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