Remade lines: Lee-Strome-Quine (as it was to start Sunday), Halmo-Sundstrom-Diamond (new, splitting the Swedes for the moment), Persson-Wetmore-Bruton (thus new), Miller-Clark-Johnson (less new). In essence, it’s only a swap of Halmo and Persson from how they started Sunday. “It’s not going to take one line, two lines; it’s going to take four lines,” Scott Pellerin said. Trouble is, with all the penalties, there hasn’t been a ton of four-line flow.
On Sunday’s late rearrangement: “When you’re in a game, it’s late in the third period, you haven’t scored a goal in how long … You’re like a mad scientist sometimes,” Pellerin said. “Guys have to be alert, know who’s next; they’ve got to go out and simplify it.”
At first blush, defense pairs looked the same.
Brett Gallant (lower body) skated earlier this morning, Pellerin said, and he’s expected to do so again tomorrow, and then they hope to have a better idea about a timetable for his return.
The Rangers’ Arron Asham and Marty Biron cleared waivers at noon. (Biron, briefly a Sound Tiger, told reporters yesterday he would consider retiring if he cleared.) The Rangers called up J.T. Miller and Cam Talbot from Hartford this morning. (A third jersey for the Wolf Pack.)
Stockton released Dan Clarke, former Quinnipiac goalie and Bridgeport backup for a few weeks in 2011, from training camp.
Stefan Noesen, who was on Norfolk’s top line when the Admirals came to Bridgeport a week and a half ago, is out for the year. His last game was here, but reportedly he suffered the injury in practice.
Trumbull’s/Fairfield Prep’s/Sacred Heart’s Alex Vazzano is Atlantic Hockey’s goalie of the week after the win over UMass Lowell.
The USHL’s statement on Dylan Chanter, who suffered a seizure after a fight Saturday night.
And RIP, Wally Bell.