Nik Antropov’s hip has continued to limit his ice time, so Coach Craig Ramsay has put Niclas Bergfors back into the line up for the first time in several games. According to the AJC’s Chris Vivlamore, here’re the line combos for tonight – there’s some mixing and matching going on:
If I read warmups right, Thrashers lines are: 16-10-18; 9-23-19; 36-47-22; 21-8-27. I will verify when game starts.
Burmistrov needs the protection, though again, looking at these lines it’s striking me as a first line then a hodgepodge of checking lines. It’s getting to be more and more noticeable that the team is incapable of icing what is a complete legit scoring threat, instead preferring to cobble together lines with that potential and then just hoping for the best.