Thrashers' defensemen placed on IR
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The 22-year-old Exelby was placed on IR with a hip contusion, and Tamer with a back injury. Exelby has already missed the last four games with the hip problem. He has recorded seven assists this season to go along with 92 penalty minutes -- ranking him second on the team.
Tamer was placed on injured reserve just 10 days ago. He returned to the lineup last night against Toronto, but aggravated the injury to force yet another stint on the IR. The 33-year-old defenseman has recorded two goals and four assists in 38 games this season.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Tamer has notched 84 points (21g, 63a) in 644 career NHL games with Pittsburgh, the New York