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Offday notes

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Thanks everyone.. First pro game went pretty good, can't complain about playing in front of over 8600 people either #freitus? #almost — Brant Harris (@barris11) April 1, 2014 –Tuesday’s was Justin Johnson’s first fight since the “legal line change” fight with Zack Stortini in Norfolk in early January. –Chris Bruton is Bridgeport’s Man of the […] [Read More]

Back home: Hartford pregame

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Back after a few days of NCAA hockey (though indeed Funky Skaterboy’s at center ice instead of a big tiger) to find a few NCAA players. An assortment of juniors could be on the way soon, along with last night’s reported Kyle Burroughs. Sounds like Victor Crus Rydberg is likely as well. Kevin Poulin, new […] [Read More]
Categories: Bruton, Hartford, Pregame

Couple of Monday notes

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A packed house at forward again/still, with Chris Bruton seemingly closer to returning. Adam Brace was here this morning but this afternoon is on the transactions as going back to Stockton. The playoffs in junior hockey are in full swing. There are a couple of series in which Islanders draft picks are playing each other, […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Brace, Bruton

Not Friday yet: Thursday notes

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Edit, 5:10 p.m.: Well, it’s CBA Friday: The Islanders have called up Johan Sundstrom. He could get his first crack in an NHL sweater tomorrow night. In this case, they’ve used emergency recall. Original post follows. So we await word on a recall. The Islanders have defensemen like Bridgeport has forwards — you’d think there’d […] [Read More]
Categories: Bruton, Schools, The Big Club

Friday notes: Finley on the way

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Everybody who’d been here before the break apparently made it back travel-wise; some had dicey connections, but they made it. The only absence noted: Justin Johnson, who’ll be out about 10 days, lower-body, said Scott Pellerin. There’s another player expected tomorrow, though, who would’ve been in today if not for the weather: Joe Finley, out […] [Read More]
Categories: Bruton, Finley, Pedan, RIP

Close if not imminent: Tuesday notes

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So Matt Donovan was here for “an 18-minute warmup,” Scott Pellerin said; the Islanders called him back up this morning, placing Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. Arthur Staple reports as we’d figured yesterday that Donovan’s eligible for AHL time during the Olympic break after missing last night’s game. (Pretty much every time we’ve put together […] [Read More]

Add one to the list: Thursday notes

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No Chris Bruton this weekend; still not well from his upper-body injury, Scott Pellerin said, so he’ll skip the trip with the team to Lewiston and Springfield. The PK proceeds without him and, as it has for a month, without Johan Sundstrom, but he’s a step closer; he’ll go on the trip, though he remains […] [Read More]

Difference-maker

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Just like last game, Hartford scores early. (Took the Wolf Pack four shifts instead of two.) There, the similarities end. What was the difference? “You’d like to try to play a complete game,” Scott Pellerin said. “We want a 200-foot game, but also the 10-foot game, along the boards. Overall, we battled hard in those […] [Read More]

Trio close to returning: Thursday notes

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Some good and unexpected and kind of big news this morning: Chris Bruton is cleared to play. They finished up what they had to finish from his surgery, he practiced today and he’s cleared at the trainers’ and coaches’ command. Story coming in tomorrow’s paper. John Persson and Marc Cantin also appear ready to go, […] [Read More]

WOLF PACK IN THE HOUSE…

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…for the first time in 10 days short of three years, since the Wes O’Neill game. Mike Dalhuisen is out after hitting his head on the ice at the end of that fight last night, so Sean Escobedo makes his AHL debut. Alan Quine draws back in for Nick Larson. Bridgeport has one to scratch, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bruton, Hartford, Pregame