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Thrashers recall AHL’s leading scorer

The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled center Jason Krog, the American Hockey League’s leading scorer, from the Chicago Wolves, it was announced on Friday morning.

The eighth-year pro, who last saw action in the National Hockey League in 2004, paces the AHL with 24 assists and 39 points and ranks third with 15 goals. He has registered a point in each of the team’s 18 games this season, and along with teammates Darren Haydar and Brett Sterling, has sparked the Wolves to the league’s top-ranked offense and a 13-4-1-0 record.

The Fernie, B.C., native recorded three assists and five points to help the Wolves to a 6-3 win against Omaha on Wednesday, the third time this season he has notched four or more points in a game. He also matched a franchise record by posting a plus-5 rating in the tilt.

Krog has earned 52 points (18 goals, 34 assists) in 175 career NHL games with the New York Islanders and Anaheim from 2000 to 2004, and helped the Ducks reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003.