Thrash­ers star Ko­valchuk to miss at least two games

The Covington News - - Sports -

AT­LANTA — At­lanta Thrash­ers star Ilya Ko­valchuk will miss at least two games but ap­par­ently avoided se­ri­ous in­jury to his right knee when he was hurt in Wed­nes­day night’s game against Pitts­burgh.

At­lanta Thrash­ers gen­eral man­ager and in­terim coach Don Wad­dell said Ko­valchuk was to have a “pre­cau­tion­ary” MRI on the knee Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

Wad­dell said he was en­cour­aged that Ko­valchuk felt bet­ter Thurs­day. Ko­valchuk had no sub­stan­tial swelling in the knee and was walk­ing with­out a limp.

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