Gallant out, McDonald back: Super Sunday notes

Brett Gallant was the only unexpected absence today for Bridgeport. Upper body, day-to-day, Brent Thompson said, on a hit Gallant took in the third period last night. “He says he’s feeling OK,” Thompson said. “We’ll see how he progresses.” Thompson told a good one about how Gallant wound up on that power-play shift last night […] [Read More]
Categories: Gallant, McDonald-Colin, RIP

An end to comebacks: Portland postgame

“I mean, we’re resilient for sure,” Harry Zolnierczyk said. ““It’s our starts.” We’ll take the first period as a whole as a start tonight (because you start with Brett Gallant’s first professional power-play goal, that’s not a bad technical-start). Alex Bolduc’s goal at the front of the net. Evan Oberg’s power-play goal. You can start […] [Read More]

Stockton to the AHL (no, the other way): Portland pregame

Kent Simpson, a night after his Bridgeport debut, gets his first Bridgeport start. Lukas Sutter also gets his AHL debut after coming up from Stockton. Colin McDonald took warmup in Detroit today but was sent down when Casey Cizikas was ready to play; he’s not back yet. Sutter’s the only apparent switch from last night’s […] [Read More]

For crying out loud: Hartford postgame

These games are just weird. Another tough night for David Leggio. (Turns into a tough-luck loss for Kent Simpson; welcome back to the AHL, kid.) A mere 16 power plays, eight goals on special teams, one empty-netter to tie a record in a similar kind of game — well, I guess it’d have to be. […] [Read More]

Left to start the second half: Hartford pregame

The injuries and recalls and everything else left Bridgeport with just one healthy extra. The ECHL transactions suggest they’re bringing another man cross-country, Lukas Sutter. He’s awaiting his AHL debut. But he’s not here yet; more likely tomorrow. Those still here open the second half in Hartford. Chris Langkow had already moved up to replace […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Pregame, Sutter

Poulin out, McDonald up, Pulock on: Friday morning notes

A good news/bad news kind of morning at Wonderland for the morning skate. Kevin Poulin was off the ice, in hindsight, not early, but promptly yesterday. Turns out he’s dealing with a lower-body injury of some sort. Brent Thompson said they don’t have results of an MRI yet; that’ll tell them how long an absence […] [Read More]

West Coast Flavor: Pacific Division done

The official press release on a plan, as Bob Murray said in the press conference, a decade in the making. The ECHL steps in in a few places tomorrow, but a major shift in the geographic balance. Edit, 4:30: Our ol’ friend from the Hershey beat Dave Sottile found the San Diego site. And here’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Just business

Green lights: Pulock, Thursday notes

Cory Conacher and Matt Lashoff were on the ice today with the Sound Tigers as they came back from break, prepared for a (break-wise) second half that’ll need a push to make the playoffs, which seemed so much a given at the start of the year. They may get a little help. May. Eventually. Brent […] [Read More]