…for the obvious reason. He signed an NHL deal this morning and practiced on the Island.
That Al Maio start looks closer than ever.
They were looking for at least one, maybe two, goalies to ride out the storm; heard a name in the morning, but I’ll wait for confirmation. Updates on that situation as they become available. UPDATE 1: BST have signed G Cody Rudkowsky to a PTO; another goalie is possible.
Chris Madden continues to practice even though he’s hurting; surgery is probably early next week. Rick DiPietro might be back sometime this weekend, but it sounds like Cloutier will at least make the trip to Raleigh, and Dubielewicz will start. Snow’s injury, the official word hasn’t come yet, but it sounds like it might be a couple of weeks at least.
And, of course, it’s Thursday. The Chris Thompson feature is here. Nice sum-it-up quote that didn’t make the story: “He’s physical. He gets dirty. He gives a lot of energy,” Dave Baseggio said. “The guys rally around that. It picks up the level of the game, and in practice, too.”
And the notes and rail stuff are online this week as well. A quick supplement to the “Offsides with the Sound Tigers” feature today… Intrigued by Matt Koalska’s response, I did a little searching and wound up here. The song, confirmed this morning with Koalska, is “Go Seawolves,” in the left column. A word of warning: If you do choose to click on it, I cannot be held responsible, ’cause Koalska is right.
While Worcester might be coming back, word came down this week that Lowell is up for sale. One to watch.
BTW, my compy somehow picked up this “WinFixer” adware. Out of nowhere, a window pops up encouraging me to scan my system; when I close the window, a dialog box pops up telling me I didn’t finish the scan; when I close that, it gives me another dialog box, then hijacks one of my IE windows to go to its own Web site. My Antivirus program finds it but can’t kill it*. Anyone had experience with this? If so, any advice you can e-mail would be awesome. I’ve found some sites that give instructions how to get it out, but I get twitchy going into the registry for some reason…
*-Much like my own immune system. Darn three-week cold…