Monday, November 24, 2008

Ian White likely back on defense tomorrow

Due to the injury to Jonas Frogren I an White is expected to suit as a defenceman for tomorrow's game against the Thrashers.

Defencemen Carlo Colaiacovo and Jonas Frogren were absent from practice yesterday, which meant Mr. Versatility (Ian White) was moved back to the blue line to fill the void.

After being a healthy scratch for the first part of the season, White was inserted in the line-up as a forward where he put up very decent numbers - 7 points in 9 games and +5 ratio.

The Leafs even gave him double duty during his forward stints – deploying him as a defenceman on power plays – because of his puck-moving skills and ability to get shots on net.

Frogren who is nursing a muscle problem will likely be out for one week. Colaiacovo is still experiencing pain and swelling on his foot; he remains day-to-day. Mike Van Ryn is out for several weeks after he got injured on a check from behind from Montreal Canadiens' Tom Kostopoulos.

White will likely play on defence tomorrow, unless Carlo makes a miraculous recovery.

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