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Michael Fornabaio

Comeback wins: Springfield postgame

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Coming back from injury Saturday, going back-to-back, Aaron Ness took some good whacks early in Sunday’s game. There was a hard, lateish hit behind the Bridgeport net from Josh Anderson. There was a slash from Brian Gibbons. They both left him looking uncomfortable. “It was a tough game. A lot of things going on there,” […] [Read More]

Third day, more changes: Springfield pregame

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Three-in-threes may be slightly mitigated when you’ve got bunches of extra bodies. Bridgeport will utilize most of them against Springfield. Along with them comes a swap of right wingers. Homecoming for Jaime Sifers, the former Fairfield Prep defenseman from Stratford. Both teams have one to scratch. Looked like Justin Courtnall for Bridgeport and former Sound […] [Read More]

Three in three, sport unspecified: Albany liveblog

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Bridgeport’s first road game of the season is Albany’s home opener, a scheduled 5:05 start. Got a football game to worry about first, so may not be focused here in time. But you sure can be. (Please. Then catch me up.) Listen to Josh at AHL Live. Follow Paul, Pete and the Devils. See you […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Postgame, Pregame

6D evidently overrated: Albany Postgame

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Fairly sure Griffin Reinhart played more tonight than in his last two NHL games combined. For the second time in three games, a defenseman was missing most of the night (see the pregame post for Aaron Ness’ update; tonight, Andrey Pedan gets the ever-popular interference major/game misconduct for a hit on Stefan Matteau). Then with […] [Read More]

Not happy to be here: Albany pregame

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In everyone’s moments of clarity, we all know this isn’t where any player really wants to be. There’s a level above this. There’s the bright lights and glory and double-to-15-times (and up) the money waiting. It doesn’t make this level meaningless — every year someone snarks about the AHL Hall of Fame announcement, and every […] [Read More]
Categories: Albany, Ness, Pregame, Reinhart
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New and returning defensemen/weather reports: Thursday notes

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Two days in a row the filthy humidity outside yields fog in the barn. Hopefully it’s gone tomorrow. (If not, still seen that before.) The organization’s defense corps got a little healthier with the return of Calvin de Haan from injured reserve, so the Islanders have sent top prospect Griffin Reinhart down this afternoon. There’s […] [Read More]

Ness and fog: Wednesday notes

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Sounds like cautiously optimistic news on Aaron Ness. Though Brent Thompson said he was waiting on the results of Ness’ MRI, “as far as the day-to-day recovery, he seems to be getting stronger, moving a little bit,” Thompson said. The warm, muggy weather outside carried inside as well: The glass was misted over, the ice […] [Read More]

Sutter to Stockton, Collberg dirty, waiting on Ness

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The Sound Tigers looked Tuesday much as they did Sunday except for one missing extra forward: Lukas Sutter is going to Stockton, Brent Thompson said. The usual story when a young guy is sitting out: Stockton begins its season Friday, and he’ll play there. “He’ll play in game situations, evolve his game from there,” Thompson […] [Read More]

Trevor Gillies gets 12 games

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This incident gets Trevor Gillies this suspension. He’ll be out until mid-November. [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch

First win: St. John’s Postgame 2

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Since winning the very first meeting between the teams in St. John’s — Jeremy Colliton with the overtime goal on Oct. 21, 2011 — Bridgeport was winless in eight against the IceCaps going into Sunday. Since breaking their first long winless streak of the end of last year — a big day for the PTOs […] [Read More]