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.
Kulda has been called up to...
Play two games before the Olympic break. (79 votes)
Get practice in with the team before a D-man is traded. (39 votes)
Safeguard against further injury. (22 votes)
Watch Thrashers games from the press box. (8 votes)
148 total votes