Popovic Signed, Oystrick on Waivers
It’s been a busy day for Thrashers management. On top of signing Max Afinogenov they’ve also signed defenseman Mark Popovic and placed Nathan Oystrick on waivers. The waiver move and two signings gives the Thrashers 14 forwards, seven defensemen, and three goalies. If Kari Lehtonen starts the season on IR as expected then the roster stands at 23 players, which is the NHL max. For tomorrow’s 3pm deadline.
What remains to be seen is how the coaches plan to use 14 forwards. It should be an interesting week, and it’s possible that the roster could chamge via waiver pickups or trades.