Atlanta signs Fredrik Modin

Jeff Angus




Fantasy Impact: The Thrashers have signed Swedish winger Fredrik Modin to a one-year contract.


The Thrashers Get: a big winger with a heavy shot. Modin played very well for the Kings down the stretch and during the first round of the playoffs. He has lost a step or two with his speed, but he is a smart player and can fill a variety of roles on a team.

Fantasy Players Impacted: More competition for Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien. Both Ladd and Modin can play scoring roles or on a checking line. He upgrades Atlanta’s scoring depth, but takes away a potentially open spot in the top nine from a few of Atlanta’s top prospects.


New Atlanta lines:







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Don’t forget that the Thrashers are toying with the idea of moving Byfuglien back to his natural position of defense (at even strength, at least).


Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Fredrik Modin

2. Cormier


Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Angelo Esposito

2. Fredrik Petterson

3. Spencer Machacek