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Offday notes

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

Back home: Hartford pregame

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

Couple of Monday notes

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

Not Friday yet: Thursday notes

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.

Friday notes: Finley on the way

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,

Close if not imminent: Tuesday notes

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

Add one to the list: Thursday notes

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


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

Trio close to returning: Thursday notes

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


…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