The Thrashers have traded forward Ben Eager to San Jose for a fifth-round draft pick.
Eager, who just completed a four-game suspension, appeared in 34 games for the Thrashers with three goals and seven assists. He led the team with 77 penalty minutes.
Eager was acquired, along with Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and prospect Akim Aliu, from Chicago during the offseason.
Eager was recently suspended after receiving a match penalty for punching Toronto’s Colby Armstrong. He was a healthy scratch in six of seven games in December. He also missed four games with a lower-body injury.