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

Peter BojarinovAnalyst IOctober 9, 2009

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 25:  Boris Valabik #48 of the Atlanta Thrashers handles the puck during the NHL preseason game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center on September 25, 2009 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes won 4-3. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

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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