Leggio day-to-day/Andrey’s gone: Wednesday notes

Bridgeport practiced this morning a man short on defense — Andrey Pedan’s got a game tonight for Utica — and, for a while, with an extra goalie. But David Leggio departed early. “It depends how his body responds,” Brent Thompson said. “Right now, the big thing for me is I don’t know how he’s going […] [Read More]

Pedan to Vancouver

The Islanders announced that they’ve traded Andrey Pedan to Vancouver for Alexandre Mallet and a third-rounder in 2016. Mallet had been with Kalamazoo and goes straight to Stockton. A third-year pro centerman, drafted at 20 after an 81-point season in the QMJHL, Mallet has six points in 77 AHL games split between Chicago and Utica, […] [Read More]
Categories: Pedan

Simpson up for Leggio

The Sound Tigers announced this afternoon that Kent Simpson is coming up from Stockton. Reportedly David Leggio’s got something minor. The team had today off after skating yesterday. Simpson, acquired from Chicago in the Nick Leddy deal, played one game for Stockton after he was reassigned there Nov. 17. He won it 7-4, making 27 […] [Read More]
Categories: Leggio, Simpson

NC’s Downing to Missouri: late Monday notes

A few notes from the afternoon: South Carolina (ECHL) traded New Canaan’s Jack Downing to the (Independence) Missouri Mavericks for a package including former Sound Tigers ATO Guy Leboeuf. Downing had seven points in 16 games for the Stingrays. The ECHL transactions also have Ty Wishart recalled to Binghamton. Not that we’ve got any insight, […] [Read More]

Work ethic: Monday notes/RIPs

Bridgeport typically has Monday off after a three-in-three. Not this morning at Wonderland. A spirited 50 minutes or so, high pace even for a Brent Thompson practice. “A couple of reasons. We wanted to break the week up, one,” he said; they’ll take tomorrow off. “Two, we didn’t feel we earned a chance to have […] [Read More]
Categories: RIP

Sunday long weekend Albany liveblog

Bridgeport tries for a modern split of a three-in-three weekend today in Albany. Warmup soon at the Times Union Center sponsored by Hearst: We’ll be listening to Rob Adams today, filling in for Phil, at AHL Live, assuming one of our computers and NEW! Frontier internet can handle the strain of its being 2014. Follow […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Alumni watch, Pregame, RIP

Grit, bounceback, loss: Hartford postgame

Better, not great, and not a win. Funky finishes, with four-minute power plays and three-on-three (“that’s not playoff hockey“). Hey, about those four-minute power plays. Those six power plays from the start of the second period on. “You’re in your zone. It’s intense. You’re blocking shots,” Brent Thompson said. “To me, it’s a big piece […] [Read More]

Tweaks after two losses: Hartford pregame

A few apparent changes, Justin Courtnall for Colton Gillies, Andrey Pedan for Adam Pelech, and John Persson for the returning-from-injury Sebastian Collberg. The top six return to status quo ante Springfield, it appears. Hartford at the other end; this is a best guess. One to scratch for them. BRIDGEPORT F: Mouillierat-Quine-McDonald (A) Halmo-Stretch-Zolnierczyk (A) Persson-Sundstrom-Courtnall […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Pregame