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Here and gone: Coupla Wednesday notes

The Islanders announced yesterday that Mike Halmo and Kevin Czuczman accepted their qualifying offers, so they’re under contract for next year. QOs were scheduled to expire Wednesday for Kevin Poulin and Brock Nelson, though conceivably they could’ve been extended (haven’t heard anything for sure). What’s that mean? Not much, directly. They’re still restricted free agents. […] [Read More]

Snowy Thursday notes

Wasn’t able to get to practice this morning — fortunately didn’t land on 13 and make an accidental left; sweet merciful… — but a few moves in the organization. Ryan Toohey had last night from Naples that Kevin Czuczman is coming back up after last night’s game with the Everblades. Six games, 11 shots and […] [Read More]

Graham, Czuczman down, Sivak traded (update: for McMillan)

Via AHL transactions, Jesse Graham and Kevin Czuczman have been sent to Florida (ECHL), while Peter Sivak has been traded to the Toronto Marlies. Awaiting word on what may be coming back. Edit, 6:25 p.m.: The return is Carson McMillan, so veteran forward for veteran forward. McMillan has been in the ECHL with Orlando but […] [Read More]
Categories: Czuczman, Graham, Sivak

Three in threes: WBS postgame

I don’t want to say this game kind of stuck out in August, but this game kind of stuck out in August. Three in threes against non-three-in-three teams… They just ain’t easy. Toss in giving up a goal 70 seconds in, they get nearer to impossible. And give Bridgeport credit, like Brent Thompson said: Their […] [Read More]

Off to Pennsylvania: Thursday notes

From the Land of Wonder to the Land of Chocolate after practice today. Status quo this morning at Wonderland, down to Jesse Graham’s red jersey. Day-to-day though he is, he took his usual reps with the power play. The forward lines included four men each on the third and fourth lines, both somewhat rearranged from […] [Read More]

First win: St. John’s Postgame 2

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]

Czuczman, all-stars: Tuesday early notes

Only one change to the Bridgeport lineup this morning: Kevin Czuczman, wearing No. 24 on his helmet, joined the defense after the Islanders sent him down. “He adds, to me, a top-end defenseman, big, mobile, physical,” said Brent Thompson, who coached him at the end of last season on the Island. “He can really do […] [Read More]
Categories: Alumni watch, Czuczman

First day in town: Monday notes

Edit: The Islanders announced this afternoon that they’ve sent defenseman Kevin Czuczman to Bridgeport. And lo, there were line combinations and numbers and all kinds of players on the ice at the Land of Wonder. 26 Halmo-22 Quine-21 Mouillierat 16 Zolnierczyk-28 Sundstrom-49 Collberg 23 Persson-12 Stretch-17 Gillies 44 Gallant-11 Langkow-7 Vaughan 36 Rowe/63 Sutter/14 Courtnall/41 […] [Read More]