Thrashers assign Chelios to AHL Chicago

The Atlanta Thrashers have assigned 48-year-old defenseman Chris
Chelios, an 11-time All-Star, to the Chicago Wolves of the American
Hockey League.

Chelios appeared in seven games with the Thrashers after being
recalled from Chicago on March 10.

Chelios has played in more NHL games than any other
American-born player. He won three Stanley Cups and was a
three-time winner of the Norris Trophy as the league’s top

The Thrashers recalled Chelios last month in hopes he could
provide a spark for the team’s playoff hopes. Atlanta was
eliminated from playoff contention with a loss to New Jersey on
Tuesday night.

The Thrashers also assigned forward Tim Stapleton to