It's been made very apparent that the Atlanta Thrashers sale isn't yet final, despite what certain outlets have been reporting. The deal is believed to be very close though, with the only question left being when the move will be announced. Best guess has been early next week.
However, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Chris Vivlamore reported Thursday that the "ownership situation could drag into next week," meaning an announcement could be delayed until late next week. Monday is a bank holiday in the United States, so if a deal isn't completed over the weekend*, it won't be signed and sealed until Tuesday at the earliest. Of course, the sale could be completed before then.
* Lawyers worked from Friday night onward last weekend, so expect them to do the same this time around as both sides just get more and more antsy.
Check back with SB Nation Atlanta's frequently updated Thrashers sale StoryStream for the latest updates. For discussion, join Bird Watchers Anonymous, SB Nation's Atlanta Thrashers community or head to one of our 34 other hockey communities. For more hockey, visit SB Nation's NHL hub.