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Atlanta Thrashers defenceman Boris Valabik has surgery for ankle injury

ATLANTA – Atlanta Thrashers defenceman Boris Valabik is expected to miss four to six weeks after having surgery to repair a high ankle sprain.

The Thrashers said Valabik, a native of Nitra, Czech Republic, had surgery on Thursday morning.

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He was placed on injured reserve.

Valabik had five assists in 50 games last season.

Also Thursday, forward Colby Armstrong was activated from injured reserve.