Thrashers trade LaVallee; put Valabik on IR

The Thrashers traded prospect Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday for future considerations.

The forward, a fourth-round draft pick of the Thrashers in 2005, was sent to the team's AHL affiliate in Chicago during training camp. He appeared in four NHL games for the Thrashers, over two seasons, with one goal and one assist.

He recently changed his last name from LaVallee to Smotherman.

In other Thrashers news:

Defenseman Boris Valabik underwent surgery to repair a high ankle sprain on Thursday and was placed on injured reserve.

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The surgery was performed at Atlanta Sports Medicine Surgery Center  by Dr. Scott Gillogly, the team head physician and orthopaedic surgeon. Valabik is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. The team activated forward Colby Armstrong from injured reserve in time for tonight's game in St. Louis.

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