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Welcome to Pulock: Adirondack pregame

Obviously the whole “Foam” thing was a ruse to get Ryan Pulock a home game. A sop for the fans who suffered all year. (Or something.) Pulock arrived in time for this morning’s team picture and will make his pro debut tonight against Adirondack. The AHL return of John Persson follows a flurry-of-transactions day. If […] [Read More]

Adirondack liveblog

Second game of the roadie at Adirondack tonight. We’ll be listening to Bob Rotruck (A href=””>audio/video) and following Corey, Diana, Bob and the Phantoms on Twitter. With Michael Grabner back and emergency conditions terminated, the Islanders sent Johan Sundstrom down this afternoon. Wouldn’t imagine he gets to Glens Falls, but we’ll see, as well as […] [Read More]

Persson up, Trudeau in

The Islanders recalled John Persson this afternoon; he could make his NHL debut tonight in Tampa. Emergency recall. Bridgeport has also added large goalie Philippe Trudeau on an amateur tryout. He’s assigned No. 1. [Read More]
Categories: Persson, Trudeau

Syracuse postgame: hats surrounded by fists

They had a talk two, two and a half weeks ago as John Persson was coming back from injury, about how he has to play, the physical game, the skating, the work on the boards. “And he has to finish,” Scott Pellerin said. “He’s got to (be) that down-low, mean player. He’d gotten away from […] [Read More]

Unboxed: Hartford postgame

Completely different goaltending tandem for the Pack this week, which could affect things. Not so much, though there’s not as much to pin on David LeNeveu as there was on the tandem that’s now in the Coast from last week. Bridgeport just went and set the rested team on its heels for the last 40 […] [Read More]

Hartford Pregame

John Persson’s on for warmup at least; he and Brett Gallant split a spot, but otherwise the lineup looks similar to last night’s, with a defense tweak. Dov Grumet-Morris is away from the Wolf Pack with his wife in labor, so it’s a Jason Missiaen/Scott Stajcer tandem for the moment. Micheal Haley has been back […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Persson, Pregame

Beginning comebacks, birthday greetings: Thursday practice

Edit2: The AHL transactions quietly note AHL contracts for both Chris Langkow and Mike Cornell. Their PTOs were due to expire after tomorrow night’s game in Manchester. Great day today:)and it's not because of weather:) — Andrey Pedan (@AndreyPedan) January 9, 2014 Andrey Pedan, out about two months now with that persistent upper-body injury, skated […] [Read More]

Wednesday’s ins and outs

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]

No Persson, but others back

John Persson’s return is delayed: The big winger had a setback in his recovery, Scott Pellerin said. So they’ll wait and watch him some more; not on the trip, though. Chris Bruton and Marc Cantin do appear to be good to go, though, Cantin reunited with Calvin de Haan, and Mike Cornell reunited with first-night […] [Read More]
Categories: Persson, Pregame, Providence

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 trainers’ and coaches’ command. Story coming in tomorrow’s paper. John Persson and Marc Cantin also appear ready to go, […] [Read More]