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Staple: three BSTs set free

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Today’s the qualifying-offer deadline, and Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders have tendered everybody they have to except Matt Mangene, Joey Diamond and Marc Cantin. They did tender Aaron Ness, Brett Gallant and Kevin Poulin. Market opens tomorrow. It’s also development-camp season — Isles’ roster to come — and along with Alex Vazzano’s trip to […] [Read More]

Diamond, Quine to Stockton/Wetmore, Brace up

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Bridgeport has sent Joey Diamond and Alan Quine down to Stockton and called up Adam Brace, acquired about a month ago for Mike Dalhuisen, and Riley Wetmore. The timing seemed more curious to me than the move (though Diamond was in-and-out even now), but Scott Pellerin said there were other factors around the rest of […] [Read More]

Cross-checking back: Albany postgame

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This could’ve been another one of those nights, another game to turn on a curious penalty call and drift away into yet another 4-1 or 6-3 or 3-0 or whatever kind of game. It did not. They weren’t playing horribly in the first two periods anyway, but the third was a strong one in particular. […] [Read More]

Diamond back: Albany pregame

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Joey Diamond makes his return after 15 games tonight; looks like Mike Keenan is scratched to make room, with Scooter Vaughan moving back to defense. The forward lines, with Diamond in Vaughan’s place, look more or less how they finished last night. Oh, and Albany’s in. Because Hartford isn’t, more or less. (Or it just […] [Read More]
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Wednesday’s ins and outs

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Let’s start brighter for Bridgeport, injury-wise: John Persson returned to full contact this morning. He was the fourth guy on the Wiles-Langkow-Bruton line, keeping the other four as they were Sunday. Joey Diamond, too, got back on the ice; he took the first half of practice in a no-contact jersey. Both of them will be […] [Read More]

Penalty avoidance 101

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Three fights for Brett Gallant (including one in which he and Krys Barch took off each other’s helmets to avoid the new penalty) and a goal for line-with-nickname-to-come-if-necessary in the Islanders’ preseason win in New Jersey. A fight for Mike Dalhuisen, and Joey Diamond fought Stephen Gionta at the end of the game, too, after […] [Read More]

Friday liveblog, several hours early (signings)

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Bridgeport announced three signings this afternoon, so we’ll get the post started early and continue it later with game stuff. Under AHL contracts for next season: Mike Dalhuisen of Quinnipiac, discussed Tuesday; Riley Wetmore of UMass Lowell, former Scott Campbell teammate; and Cornell’s Greg Miller, whose Big Red bio says he’s the first three-time scoring […] [Read More]

Wednesday notes

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With only a few games left (barring an impressive set of circumstances that bring them back from five points down), Bridgeport has shut down Matt Watkins, Joey Diamond and Mike Halmo, Scott Pellerin said this morning. Lower-body injuries on all of them. Watkins (on the hit from Vladislav Namestnikov last Friday) and Diamond were more […] [Read More]

Welcome to the pros

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It is, as we said before the game, that time of year. The time for the kids to show up and get some things done. Like get placed perfectly by Brock Nelson for a first professional goal. Ryan Strome said Nelson put him right there, right where Strome reached just the slightest bit to take […] [Read More]

Two goals here, two goals there

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There have been 30 hat tricks in team history including Jason Krog’s in the playoffs, and it’s undoubtable that, had he put together No. 31, Jordan Hill would’ve been the most unlikely name on the list. Hill’s first two-goal game that he can ever remember anywhere — he asked that his memory be excused — […] [Read More]