Forward Tim Stapleton was among the players Atlanta assigned to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Saturday.
Also, former Minnesota Duluth defenseman Jason Garrison of White Rock, British Columbia, a Florida Panthers rookie, is with the team this week in Helsinki, Finland, to start the NHL season Friday against Chicago.
Garrison, 24, spent nearly all of last season with Rochester (N.Y.) in the American Hockey League, while playing one game with Florida. He’s had significant playing time in the preseason and was among 26 players the Panthers brought to Finland on Friday. Garrison played 87 games for UMD from 2005-08.
An Atlanta report from Canadian Press:
Crabb had nine points in 29 games with Atlanta last season. Krog signed with the Thrashers as a free agent after playing in four games with Vancouver last season. The Thrashers reduced their roster to 27 players with the moves.