Today the Atlanta Thrashers called up defenseman Arturs Kulda from the AHL's Chicago Wolves. Kulda, 21, has 3 goals and 12 assists in 42 games with the Wolves and is an AHL-leading +35. The 6-2, 195lb Latvian blueliner was drafted in the 7th round, 200th overall, by the Thrashers in 2006. He has yet to play in a regular-season game for the Thrashers.
Of note, Kulda was also Zach Bogosian's defense partner while playing with the OHL's Peterborough Petes.