Appears that Bridgeport loses Hamonic, Wishart, Landry, Ullstrom, Cizikas, McDonald. I don’t know if that’s it, if that’s it for now, or what. But that’s what it appears at the moment.
To answer your first question: No Niederreiter, no Ness, no Donovan, to my knowledge at this point.
To answer your second question: Not sure. Haven’t found anyone to give a good reason for why those six and not others. That said, calling those six up produces just a simple 14, 7 and 2, if I’ve counted correctly* and including the injured and holding out; it could just be a baseline full roster before they hold a fuller camp. Bridgeport’s got a game to play Sunday, after all, and if the Islanders haven’t been shy about throwing their guys into these games, why stop now? They can hit the Island on Monday after a game, in theory, as easily as they can drive down tonight or tomorrow morning.
I’m completely speculating on that on little sleep, so take it whence it comes. Anyway. From the future back to tonight, which I guess as I post this at like 1:15 isn’t really tonight anymore.
This thing went to pot quickly after a good start, came back under control — really, pop in one on that end-of-second power play, it’s a different night entirely — and then ended on a crazy breakaway with 1.0 seconds left off a pass from the wrong team from behind the net to the red line to find a guy coming out of the penalty box, which, y’know, you see every day.
Lots of talk downstairs about consistency. “We played some good minutes. We didn’t play a complete 60,” Matt Watkins said. “It cost us. The lapses cost us.”
But holy cro what a tilt.
Prescout. Josefson and Gionta are reportedly lower-body injuries.
Heard that next Sunday’s day for Newtown may be pushed to later in the year. Emotions are still raw.
Nathan Lawson gets a win in his first start of the year.
Providence lost a couple of guys last night, so the Bruins have picked up Graham Mink and Wes O’Neill, among others. A couple of other brief Sound Tigers got AHL jobs, Marc-Olivier Vallerand to Norfolk and Chris Barton to Wilkes-Barre. New Canaan’s Jack Downing among those called up to Binghamton.
Good news from OKC, where Brandon Davidson is skating for the first time since chemotherapy.
Missed this the other day. Nice one.
And Notre Dame-Fairfield lost its last two games to Division II teams. Today it beat the No. 2 team in the state. Figure this game out.
*-I make no guarantees of that this weekend. Nutty. Not least because I called Campbell’s second point tonight his first in the AHL.