Filatov To IR
By: Jeff Little • January 27th, 2009
The Bluejackets have placed forward Nikita Filatov on the IR list, retroactive to January 18th, per Scott Howson.
No indication that this is any hint of a dire injury to Filatov. With Chimera, Novotny, Klesla all destined to return this week, this is primarily a move to clear some roster space while they decide whether to keep Filatov here or down in Syracuse.
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