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Checking Crabb for mumps: Thursday notes

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Edit: Bridgeport sent Mark Nemec back to Colorado (ECHL) with Griffin Reinhart back. They’ve got seven defensemen again with Scooter Vaughan available to move back if necessary. The plan Wednesday was to write about the mumps, what precautions Bridgeport was taking. Arrived to find out they were getting their shots. Perfect. Played right into it. […] [Read More]

Reinhart back, Halmo out: Wednesday notes

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The New York Islanders’ reassignment of Griffin Reinhart back to Bridgeport — the Big Club has two spots open now after putting Michael Grabner back on IR, and Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk both practiced today — came while the Sound Tigers were on the ice Wednesday. So, things there looked pretty much as they […] [Read More]

NC’s Downing to Missouri: late Monday notes

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A few notes from the afternoon: South Carolina (ECHL) traded New Canaan’s Jack Downing to the (Independence) Missouri Mavericks for a package including former Sound Tigers ATO Guy Leboeuf. Downing had seven points in 16 games for the Stingrays. The ECHL transactions also have Ty Wishart recalled to Binghamton. Not that we’ve got any insight, […] [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]

Chemistry lessons ’15: Thursday notes

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Another few tweaks to the top-nine forwards this morning: Lee-Mouillierat-Collberg, Persson-Quine-Halmo, Zolnierczyk-Sundstrom-Gillies. “Chemistry,” Brent Thompson said. “Just trying to find chemistry.” It’s that time of year. It was Game 7 last year when Lee-Strome-Halmo first started together. Lukas Sutter has an AHL deal, as Darrell Romuld reported; the lone tryout remaining is Colton Gillies. It […] [Read More]

Crowned: Islanders-Bruins postgame

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Tre Kronor revisited… Swedish Meatballs redux… UPS… well, there’s no U in “Sebastian Collberg,” but… PCS? CPS? SPC? (That’s different.) If it comes to it, we’ll figure something out. The Swedes had a really solid first three shifts. Really solid. They controlled territory, controlled play. And then on the fourth they were dominated. Ah well. […] [Read More]

Three up, one down: Tuesday notes

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He cleared waivers at noon, and the Islanders announced soon after that they’ve sent Brett Gallant to Bridgeport. Banged up already, the Islanders recalled Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech and re-signed Ross Johnston to a tryout. Gary Bettman announced that the NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Islanders to Jonathan Ledecky and […] [Read More]

RIP, Bob Suter / rookie camp, etc.

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It’s 34 and a half years later, and a few of the people behind the bench have gone, including Herbie himself. It’s still kind of unfathomable that players from the 1980 U.S. Olympic team could be mortal. RIP, Bob Suter. Mundanely: Islanders rookie camp runs Friday to next Wednesday at the Coliseum, the team announced […] [Read More]

Remembering, three years later: weekend notes

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Sept. 7 remains a great day in lots of ways for me: important family day, and it’s the anniversary of the blog (entering its 10th season, somehow). But now it’s also the anniversary of the Lokomotiv plane crash. Still devastating to think about checking the Yaroslavl roster page over at EliteProspects that night three years […] [Read More]

(Add: Stretch signing) Diamond to Hershey; IceCaps stay put

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Edit: Make it three, as Chris Bayee reports Bridgeport’s signing of C.J. Stretch, late of Oklahoma City, to an AHL contract. He also notes a training-camp invite for Stockton’s Tyler Maxwell. Couple of notes from Wednesday afternoon: Joey Diamond signs with Hershey. And St. John’s will have the IceCaps through at least 2015-16, they and […] [Read More]