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Thanksgiving swap

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Got that one in just in time: The Islanders announced this morning that they’ve sent Matt Donovan down and called up Calvin de Haan from the Sound Tigers. Last year’s playoffs, I guess, were de Haan’s technical return to the NHL for the first time since December 2011, but he’ll likely get to play this […] [Read More]
Categories: de Haan, Donovan

That’s a killer

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Have spilled a lot of words the last little while on the PK and what it has done. It was utterly brilliant in the first period, three chances killed with a short-handed goal of its own. Then the IceCaps kept the puck in deep for almost two minutes, kept three of the four penalty killers […] [Read More]

A day’s work

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So they worked. They skated at the Wonderland of Ice. Awhile. Started on one sheet; went to the other. (That’s not that unusual here, but they gave both sheets a beating.) They do skating drills with coaches calling out “first period,” “second period,” “third period.” Naturally, today there was overtime. “They’re going to put in […] [Read More]
Categories: Cantin, de Haan, Milner, Sim, Wiles

Bruton named captain

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Season 13 begins for the Sound Tigers with a new captain, and with a newcomer in (but not to) the role: Chris Bruton gets the ‘C’ tonight against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The A’s go to youthful experience on defense, Calvin de Haan and Aaron Ness. “It means a ton. It’s a huge honor,” Bruton said. “We’ve been […] [Read More]
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Welcome aboard

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Worcester, winless, has boosted the toughness in its lineup. Bridgeport returns Brett Gallant to the lineup in the spot that’s been variable. First AHL game for referee Pierre Lambert. Good luck, bud. Matt Donovan appears to move alongside Ty Wishart; Nathan McIver takes Donovan’s old spot with Travis Hamonic. Both teams have one to scratch. […] [Read More]
Categories: de Haan, Pregame, Worcester

Calvin de Haan out for the year

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The word just coming through is that Calvin de Haan will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated left shoulder. No immediate report on how they’ll be treating it (though “out for the year” on Oct. 22 doesn’t suggest rest and rehab to me). The left shoulder is the one that got him […] [Read More]
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When it knocks, etc.

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One hard bounce off the endboards. One better bounce off the endboards. And one pretty goal from a line that needs a nickname*. Bridgeport’s 3-0 for the third time, one short of its best start. “They played well,” Pellerin said of Ullstrom-Sundstrom-Persson. “Toward the end of the game maybe they didn’t get as much ice […] [Read More]

Things add up

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It didn’t look like their night for a while. Chances weren’t going. Anton Khudobin was making saves. The Bruins built themselves a lead. It wasn’t big enough. No Cizikas, no Ullstrom, no great shakes for once from the goaltending: No biggie. Blair Riley takes a cross-check and takes offense. “He’s been great for us from […] [Read More]

New guy/new old guy

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Calvin de Haan makes his return a little later than the initial four-to-six-week prognosis, but in time for the stretch run at least. He also returns, at least according to initial indications, on the right side with Aaron Ness. Brandon Gentile was on for warmup, and newcomer Marc-Olivier Vallerand had made it in, so there’s […] [Read More]

Comings and goings

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What looked like a familiar set this morning, with the welcome addition of Tomas Marcinko to full practice, got a bit jumbled quickly. Notes: –The Islanders announced that Calvin de Haan will miss four to six weeks with a left-shoulder injury, without further specifics. They don’t expect him to need surgery, though. Brent Thompson had […] [Read More]