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Changes/playoffs elsewhere: Wednesday notes

Wednesday was the third anniversary of the Sound Tigers’ last playoff game. The team that knocked them out got their playoffs started tonight, and former Bridgeport goalie Yann Danis made 27 saves in the Wolf Pack’s 3-1 win over Providence. Game 2 is Saturday in Hartford. Out in Rosemont, Ill., where Bridgeport played its only […] [Read More]

Rearrangement pre-Norfolk: Monday notes

The past two games, C.J. Stretch had sat late after penalties. His spot on that line was occupied by Alan Quine this morning, between Cory Conacher and Harry Zolnierczyk (Mike Halmo: upper body, day-to-day*). Peter Sivak was up with Kael Mouillierat and Colin McDonald. “It’s a discipline issue,” Brent Thompson said after he’d skated the […] [Read More]

Veterans and rookies: Tuesday notes

Happy Veterans Day, particularly to those who served… Griffin Reinhart remained out. “He’s moving in the right direction,” Brent Thompson said. It sounds as if they won’t rush him back, but “he’s making progress. That’s probably the best way to put it.” Still terming him day-to-day; too early to tell if he goes on the […] [Read More]

Kabanov on unconditional waivers/(updated) signings, notes

Kirill Kabanov, a character, funny — hilarious at times. Still aggravated coaches and earned himself an early-season trip to Stockton this year. Injury muddled up his first pro season here; the second ended with assignment to Sweden. Won’t be a third, at least not here: Ren Lavoie broke that the Islanders have placed Kabanov on […] [Read More]

Ness, Lee qualify/schedule (one day)/Friday notes

Agent Neil Sheehy reports that Aaron Ness accepted his qualifying offer. He probably won’t be the team’s most-experienced AHLer again, but as of now he still stands to be the “veteran” defenseman. Sheehy also said Anders Lee accepted his qualifying offer, as Arthur Staple said Lee would. Meanwhile, all indications are an Oct. 11 home […] [Read More]

When hockey’s even cooler: Tuesday notes

The wind across an outwash plain feels a heck of a lot better on a 95-degree June 8 than it must six months earlier or later. That’s all I can imagine. Hung out at a hockey rink, caught up with some people, including one we hadn’t seen in nine years. Watched the players skate for […] [Read More]

Sifers, Wetmore, Gagnon to Springfield/Stars coach

A triple local press release from Springfield: The Falcons have signed Jaime Sifers, Riley Wetmore and Mathieu Gagnon to AHL contracts. Sifers is the former Fairfield Prep standout from Stratford who went on to UVM and the Toronto organization before going to Germany the past few years. Wetmore and Gagnon both played here and in […] [Read More]

A New Mann and new men: Wednesday notes

Until Tuesday, it had been 406 days since the Islanders signed a Bridgeport-targeted NHL free agent from outside the organization. It has now been one day. We’ll continue to keep a running tally*. Hershey has its new coaches: Troy Mann comes back as head coach after a year in Bakersfield, and veteran defenseman Bryan Helmer […] [Read More]
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