The Washington Times - March 13, 2008, 11:55AM
John ErskineQuintin Laing SEE RELATED:


\ UPDATE: Coach Bruce Boudreau said Erskine “was not feeling well” and he is not sure about his availability for tomorrow. He also said they might recall Sami Lepisto from Hershey for insurance purposes. He did not commit to a goaltender for the game against the Thrashers, but he did appear to be leaning toward Olie Kolzig. The Thrashers have lost 10 of 11 and haven’t won a game in regulation since a 2-0 win in Washington on Feb. 2.\

\ There were some interesting tidbits from practice that will be in the paper tomorrow. Kolzig talked at length about how not participating in the morning skate on days when he is starting has helped his performance. Guys expending a lot of energy during morning skates has always been a bit of a mystery to me.\

\ Also, our chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association has nominated Quintin Laing for the Masterton Trophy, which is awared “to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Laing seems like a pretty perfect candidate to me.\ — Corey Masisak