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Returning to action: Providence pregame

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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]

Rearrangements (later): Thursday notes

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Day of transactions, not that you’d know it from practice: The same cast was on today as was on yesterday. The most notable change was that Ryan Pulock is out of the red no-contact jersey and back in real-boy defenseman’s blue. He’s not playing this weekend, but that’s a step closer. Brent Thompson was hopeful […] [Read More]

McDonald, Zolnierczyk called: WBS pregame

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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]

Similar in some ways: Providence postgame

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Another Kevin Poulin shutout of Providence. What else was similar… In that game Nov. 30, Providence had the edge in play a lot of the night — a big edge. In at least one advanced stat (guess which), it was Bridgeport’s worst even-strength night of the year. Not so much tonight. Tonight was top-five at […] [Read More]

Sivak up, three day-to-day: Halloween notes

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Happy Halloween. With hockey, field hockey, volleyball and football this week, I’m apparently going as myself 15 years ago. A busy November (14 games in 30 days) begins tomorrow after a busy day today at Wonderland. International Silver Sticks. Marauding kids. Bridgeport got a short but intense skate in amid the kids’ games. But after […] [Read More]
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Pedan to Stockton, attrition: Thursday notes

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He wasn’t cracking the top six here with the present cast, so Andrey Pedan got a seat on a plane… though not the best seat. He’ll join Stockton for the Thunder’s two games in Idaho this weekend. Brent Thompson said he’ll be back, but he’s got to play, and with eight defensemen, he wasn’t expected […] [Read More]

First win: St. John’s Postgame 2

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Since winning the very first meeting between the teams in St. John’s — Jeremy Colliton with the overtime goal on Oct. 21, 2011 — Bridgeport was winless in eight against the IceCaps going into Sunday. Since breaking their first long winless streak of the end of last year — a big day for the PTOs […] [Read More]

Taking aim at the A with ‘A’s: end of preseason notes

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I asked Mike Halmo what the ‘A’ meant to him. He thought I said the aim, meaning for tomorrow, and said “The guys are excited. We’ve been cooped up a while. I think everybody’s ready to play for keeps. … It’s time to show what we can do.” Liked that, but I meant something different: […] [Read More]

Day 1 wrapup: Snow chats, Tuesday notes

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Well, that was a different kind of day. The IHDBs on the new guys the Islanders signed Tuesday: On two-ways: Jack Skille Harry Zolnierczyk David Leggio And one Kael Mouillierat. “It was definitely important to be back in a place I was familiar with and comfortable with,” Mouillierat said; knowing the coaching staff also helped. […] [Read More]