Thrash NewsFlash: Valabik Is Out Four to Six Weeks with an Ankle Injury

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Thrash NewsFlash: Valabik Is Out Four to Six Weeks with an Ankle Injury
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Just before tonight’s match of between the Atlanta Thrashers and The St.Louis Blues, the Thrashers announced they placed defenseman Boris Valabik on injured reserve after surgery to repair a high ankle sprain.

Valabik, a native of Nitra, Czechoslovakia, had surgery Thursday morning. Dr. Scott Gillogly performed the surgery at Atlanta Sports Medicine Surgery Center, the teams head physician and orthopedic surgeon.

- Thrashers activated forward Colby Armstrong from IR and should be in the game tonight.

- Earlier in the day, the Atlanta Thrashers traded prospect Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday for future considerations. Lavallee was a 4th round pick in 2005 draft.

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