Snowy Wednesday notes

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Snowy here, anyway. Though that might be sleet. Edit after a night of high schools: The Islanders called up Anders Nilsson late this afternoon to spell Al Montoya. Breaking a thing or two out from the chat today and adding a link or two: –Russ Sinkewich has joined the team on an AHL contract. Brent […] [Read More]
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Snowy Wednesday notes

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Snowy here, anyway. Though that might be sleet. Edit after a night of high schools: The Islanders called up Anders Nilsson late this afternoon to spell Al Montoya. Breaking a thing or two out from the chat today and adding a link or two: –Russ Sinkewich has joined the team on an AHL contract. Brent […] [Read More]

Almost filled

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Newbies Yannick Riendeau and Marc Cantin hadn’t yet arrived when the Sound Tigers practiced Tuesday at the Wonderland of Ice. They should be in later today and practice Wednesday, Brent Thompson said. They’ll join a pretty full house; there were 14 forwards and eight defensemen out there. Thompson said he plans to keep everyone around […] [Read More]

Deadline day, running

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A couple of organizational notes as we get closer to the deadline: –Mark Katic has been activated from injured reserve and sent to the Sound Tigers. Strictly from the text of the CBA, it seemed that had to happen today to make him eligible to play in the AHL this year. There were whispers floating […] [Read More]

Fourth-line fun

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Brent Thompson gave Tony Romano a pop Saturday night for his work on the power play, and there he was again Sunday, involved in two key goals in yet another come-from-behind Bridgeport win. Kind of a crazy week for that guy. A week ago today, he’s in the suburbs of Chicago. Today, he’s got two […] [Read More]

Deadlines coming: Albany pregame

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Trade deadline’s just over 24 hours away. The Sound Tigers appear set to go with the same skaters as yesterday in slightly different array, with the swap in goal. Pairs as they finished last night. Gentile again took the warmup. Albany is missing the two players who were injured Monday, among others. Baier looks like […] [Read More]
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Deadlines coming: Albany pregame

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Trade deadline’s just over 24 hours away. The Sound Tigers appear set to go with the same skaters as yesterday in slightly different array, with the swap in goal. Pairs as they finished last night. Gentile again took the warmup. Albany is missing the two players who were injured Monday, among others. Baier looks like […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Pregame

Things add up

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It didn’t look like their night for a while. Chances weren’t going. Anton Khudobin was making saves. The Bruins built themselves a lead. It wasn’t big enough. No Cizikas, no Ullstrom, no great shakes for once from the goaltending: No biggie. Blair Riley takes a cross-check and takes offense. “He’s been great for us from […] [Read More]

New guy/new old guy

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Calvin de Haan makes his return a little later than the initial four-to-six-week prognosis, but in time for the stretch run at least. He also returns, at least according to initial indications, on the right side with Aaron Ness. Brandon Gentile was on for warmup, and newcomer Marc-Olivier Vallerand had made it in, so there’s […] [Read More]

Ullstrom up, Rolston waived

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The Islanders announced that, first reported by Arthur Staple, a few minutes ago. As Bob McKenzie reminds us, it’s an important waivers day: A regular roster NHL player, if he isn’t technically on an AHL roster on Monday at 3 p.m., can’t be sent down for the rest of the year. So, if teams want […] [Read More]
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