Thrashers star Kovalchuk to miss at least two games
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.