According to Vivlamore, Christoph Schubert has pulled a muscle in his hip and will be out 3 weeks.
He joins Evander Kane and fellow defenseman Boris Valabik on the "i iz hurt" committee.
So...what are our defensive pairings again? Bogosian and Hainsey, Enstrom and Kubina, Popovic and...who else? Never mind a seventh man: do we have a proper sixth defenseman?*
Clearly, there is only one thing to do.
It's time to add "Atlanta Thrashers defenseman" to the list of Chris Chelios's achievements.
A quick inside baseball note: HEY, guess what, Ten Gallon Dick still lives (onscreen if not on the ice) and he will return this week. Be on the lookout, or not, whatever. Your editor just enjoys writing this thing.
ALSO: You may or may not remember that back at the Chronicle's 2nd birthday, we asked our readers if they'd like to debauch themselves and have a splendid time with us at some place or another. A few of you have been all "Hey what ever happened to that?" lately, and rightfully so. It got lost in the Kovalchuk trade hysteria, the Olympics, and actual real life business, but it looks like sometime in the near future we'll be able to put on our dancing shoes and throw a proper get-together. So, those of you who might show up (you know, and I know, who you are): what's good for you? Might I suggest COSMIC BOWLING?
*Oh right Johnny Oduya. I knew I was forgetting somebody. Well, my point still stands. Time to liberate the old man from the AHL.