Edit2: The AHL transactions quietly note AHL contracts for both Chris Langkow and Mike Cornell. Their PTOs were due to expire after tomorrow night’s game in Manchester.
Great day today:)and it's not because of weather:)
— Andrey Pedan (@AndreyPedan) January 9, 2014
Andrey Pedan, out about two months now with that persistent upper-body injury, skated on his own early this morning, Scott Pellerin said. “We’re on to a different type of protocol,” Pellerin said. “We’ll be monitoring, but it’s good to have him back in the locker room and around the guys. I’m sure it’s been a tough stretch for him.”
John Persson and Riley Wetmore, both in red no-contact jerseys, took the whole practice and appeared to get through it well. Wetmore won’t make the trip to Manchester; he has an appointment with a doctor tomorrow. But Persson will travel. “We’ll see what type of option he is tomorrow or Saturday; I’m leaning more toward Saturday,” Pellerin said. “He hasn’t had a full-contact practice. We’ll skate him again tomorrow and skate him hard.”
So as the players continued to work after the main part of practice today, Kenny Reiter asked Pellerin a question about what the Manchester Monarchs like to do in a situation. Pellerin opened his mouth to start his answer… and got a faceful of shaving cream from Scott Mayfield.
Happy birthday, there, coach.
Mayfield has avoided the one-way trip to Stockton, though, because Pellerin is pretty sure he knows who put him up to it. He figures he’ll have his chance to get even.
Edit: Oh, and the AHL will announce the all-stars this afternoon at 3, the team that’ll face Farjestad in St. John’s next month.