Well, another PPV for this afternoon’s game (there is still one more to go this month). The Oilers head into this one after back to back losses in which they played well enough to win (with one of them being a shootout loss in Ottawa). Atlanta is on a 3 game winning streak, including hammering the Kings Friday by a score of 7-0. Kovalchuk, Afinogenov and Kane each had 2 goal games and will be players to watch today.
Edmonton Oilers Projected Line-Up
Atlanta Thrashers Projected Line-Up
Kovalchuk – Antropov – Afinogenov
Kozlov – White – Little
Kane – Peverley – Armstrong
Thorburn – Reasoner – Boulton
Bogosian – Hainsey
Enstrom – Kubina
Schubert – Popovic
- Lines are still up in the air a bit, as Nilsson, Horcoff, and Souray are game time decisions. All three are probable to play, however.
- In case you missed it, Grebeshkov (knee injury), Pisani (Colitis flare-up), and Chorney (ankle injury) all flew back to Edmonton and will miss the rest of the road trip, and likely even more time than that.
- Call-up defenseman Dean Arsene is expected to play with Staios today if Souray is not cleared to play.
To follow the game.