One of them was (drum roll please)….
Goalie Tomas Vokoun.
Vokoun, who suffered a lacerated ear during Monday’s loss in Atlanta, skated and took shots from goalie coach Rob Tallas and, at one point, Gregory Campbell. Tallas shot a couple dozen pucks first low, then to Vokoun’s glove side, then blocker side.
“(The ear) feels fine,” said Vokoun, who wore a red, winter headband under his mask to protect the stitches in his ear. “I’m fine.”
Coach Peter DeBoer said Vokoun will be a game day decision for Saturday’s game against the Thrashers.
Others on the ice Friday along with Campbell and Vokoun were Jeff Taffe, Victor Oreskovich, Mike Duco and Scott Clemmensen
. THRASHERS COOLED BY ISLES
The Thrashers come to BankAtlantic Center having lost 4-1 Thursday to the Islanders, but they’re still a hot team. They’re 7-2-2 since Ilya Kovalchuk returned from a broken foot, 6-2-2 in their last 10 games, 8-2-1 on the road and have recorded points in 10 of their last 12 games.
Oh, by the way…only Washington and Pittsburgh have scored more goals in the Eastern Conference than the Thrashers. QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We’ve got the star power in here from head to toe and from the goalie out. We definitely have a better team than we showed tonight.” Thrashers forward Chris Thorburn after Friday’s 4-1 loss to the Islanders.