Mercifully, ever so mercifully, the Byron Dafoe experiment is over in Atlanta.
It looks like the oft-injured goaltender will be out for the rest of the season.
Dafoe has a sports hernia that needs surgery.
He also has a GAA and save percentage that could stand some trimming. He allows an average of 4.36 goals a game, with a .862 save percentage. He’s won just five games since Atlanta signed him in November.
The Thrashers lost injury-prone goalie Damian Rhodes to a sports hernia. He won 14 games in three seasons and is making $2.7 million this year playing in the minors — most recently in the ECHL.
Nice work if you can find it.
Of course Dafoe, who has a $3 million player’s option for next season, is on track to win 15 games in three seasons. So he’s definitely worth the money…
The slumping Thrashers have been having problems on both ends of the ice. Their offense is only averaging 1.7 goals per game, after averaging 3.5 at the start of coach Bob Harley’s tenure. He’s in the process of line tinkering, which is never a bad idea for a struggling team.