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Persson heads home

Farjestad BK announced a two-year contract with John Persson this morning. His older brother Johan signed there as well earlier this offseason. Persson heads home after three years and an ATO with 44 goals and 30 assists in 177 Bridgeport games, the franchise’s 23rd-leading scorer while tied for 17th in games played. We saw flashes […] [Read More]
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Persson out, ATOs in: Friday notes

John Persson’s been bothered by an injury for a while, Brent Thompson said, and by the (“mid-to-upper body”) way he talked about it, I’m thinking it could be the injury, yet undisclosed, that kept Persson out most of December after a hit from Oliver Lauridsen in Allentown. “It’s been affecting his play,” Thompson said. “We’ll […] [Read More]

Captain better: Friday notes

Aaron Ness was back on the ice with a full cage this morning after taking a puck up there yesterday. Good to go? “Best defenseman on the ice,” Brent Thompson said. So there you are. The most interesting tweak that appears to have stuck: Johan Sundstrom, not only in one of the more offensive-minded spots […] [Read More]

No continuation, another loss: Worcester postgame

Biggest difference between this thing and Saturday’s win? “Overall urgency,” Brent Thompson said. “Each one-on-one battle. That was the difference. We didn’t win enough one-on-one battles. We lost D-side positioning.” The Sharks scored two quick goals in the second and didn’t have that lead particularly threatened. There were a few big drives on the power […] [Read More]

Returning to action: Providence pregame

The returns of John Persson, Brett Gallant and Harry Zolnierczyk rearrange things a bit from how they were last weekend (and all week), though not incredibly. One to scratch; looked like Justin Courtnall. Tommy Cross of Simsbury is a scratch for Providence, which has a slew of injuries, to go with Justin Florek’s illness, costing […] [Read More]

McDonald, Zolnierczyk called: WBS pregame

The Islanders put Michael Grabner on injured reserve and, needing a couple of bodies for today’s game, called up Harry Zolnierczyk for the first time and Colin McDonald. That leaves Bridgeport a little short-handed depending on John Persson’s status. He took warmup and took a rush, but it looks as if Bridgeport is preparing to […] [Read More]

Illness, injury and more snow: Thursday notes

Tweaked lines this morning put former Brown linemates Harry Zolnierczyk and Jack MacLellan back together. Meanwhile, John Persson sat out sick. He was at the doctor while Brent Thompson spoke, and Thompson sounded doubtful that Persson would make the trip. Brett Gallant took practice in a red no-contact sweater; he’ll be seeing the doctor as […] [Read More]

Some nights: Albany postgame

“Some days, we come out flying, playing great,” Adam Pelech said. “Some nights are like that.” Like that. Flat. Uncharacteristic. The inconsistency is to be expected, but sometimes the way they’re inconsistent still surprises you. They were giving up odd-man rushes galore in the first period Wednesday. Albany scored on one of them, and Bridgeport […] [Read More]