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Reinhart back, Halmo out: Wednesday notes

The New York Islanders’ reassignment of Griffin Reinhart back to Bridgeport — the Big Club has two spots open now after putting Michael Grabner back on IR, and Travis Hamonic and Johnny Boychuk both practiced today — came while the Sound Tigers were on the ice Wednesday. So, things there looked pretty much as they […] [Read More]

Gillies signs/Persson skates/Conacher waived

Finally, Colton Gillies is getting out of the hotel. His PTO would’ve expired tonight, but Gillies has signed an AHL contract to keep him here the rest of the year. “I can settle in now,” Gillies said after the morning skate. “The people (at the hotel) were great, the staff, but you’re definitely not settled […] [Read More]

Day-to-day: Lehigh Valley pregame

John Persson’s upper-body, day-to-day injury off that Oliver Lauridsen hit will keep him out at least this day. He’s expected to be evaluated sometime today. Jason Bast returns for him. Ryan Pulock also returns to Bridgeport’s lineup, assuming nothing crazy happens with the Islanders defense in the next few minutes. He replaces Mark Nemec, with […] [Read More]

Line realignment: Thursday notes

Mike Halmo, as foretold, appears ready to go, and if today’s practice is an indication, his return rearranges the longest-standing combination up front. Halmo was in the spot where John Persson has been, next to C.J. Stretch and Harry Zolnierczyk; John Persson was where Brett Gallant has been, with Chris Langkow and Scooter Vaughan. Obviously […] [Read More]

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