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Kane, Shubert out: Could Chelios be on his way to NHL?

Some tough news today for the Atlanta Thrashers, who will have to try and make the playoffs without Evander Kane for at least the next three weeks. Kane had a CT scan today that confirmed he has a fractured left foot. On top of that, defenseman Cristoph Shubert is out three to five weeks with a pulled muscle in his hip.

The injuries will most likely hinder the Thrashers too much as they attempt to make the playoffs despite trading away Ilya Kovalchuk.

With Shubert out for that length of time, Atlanta could possibly call up a defenseman from the AHL. One possibility is recently acquired Ivan Vishnevkskiy, but the team could also call upon Chris Chelios to make a triumphant return to the NHL.

The fact that the team would have choose between a 48 year old and a 22 year old defenseman to call up seriously astounds me. I know I would pay much more attention to the Thrashers if Chelios were playing.

And how ironic is it that Chelios could get called up to replace a player that hurt his hip? Get it? Because he’s old!!