Another Russian player joined the Atlanta Thrashers as they got Evgeny Artyukhin from the Anaheim Ducks. Ilya Kovalchuk's former team features in their lineup also Maxim Afinogenov, Vyacheslav Kozlov and Nikolai Antropov.
Evgeny Artyukhin this season scored four goals and nine points in 37 regular season games.
The Ducks obtained defenseman Nathan Oystrick and a 2011 conditional draft pick.
Artyukhin's first match with the Thrashers will be played tonight against the Florida Panthers.
Let's remember that in February Atlanta got the young defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy from the Dallas Stars.