Thrashers RW Evgeny Artyukhin was back in the lineup on Tuesday against the Devils after missing one game with an upper-body injury. He had no points in 8:18 of ice time and finished at even. Artyukhin also avoided the penalty box.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Thrashers RW Evgeny Artyukhin, who missed Saturday's loss to the Penguins with an upper-body injury, returned to practice Monday.
The Ducks have acquired D Nathan Oystrick from the Thrashers, along with a conditional pick in the 2011 draft, in exchange for RW Evgeny Artyukhin.
The Sports Xchange reports Ducks LW Evgeny Artyukhin picked up a goal and an assist on Tuesday against the Sabres to match his career high for points in a game, reached three times previously. Artyukhin also has a two-game goal streak, equaling another career high established on three previous occasions.
The Orange County Register reports that Ducks RW Evgeny Artyukhin, who was a healthy scratch a lot in December because of his propensity to turn the puck over, has played in two of the last three games and done very well. "He's big, he's physical," said coach Randy Carlyle. "He's a big-time guy that's hard to handle. He's got to skate and hang onto that puck. Not turn it over. Play physical and stay in the structure. It's the most positive effect he's had on a game in a long time for our team."
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