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Checking Crabb for mumps: Thursday notes

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Edit: Bridgeport sent Mark Nemec back to Colorado (ECHL) with Griffin Reinhart back. They’ve got seven defensemen again with Scooter Vaughan available to move back if necessary. The plan Wednesday was to write about the mumps, what precautions Bridgeport was taking. Arrived to find out they were getting their shots. Perfect. Played right into it. […] [Read More]

Reinhart back, Halmo out: Wednesday notes

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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]

Sivak, day-to-days, etc.: Wednesday notes

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Sorry for the delay. Computer problems, another assignment… ah, you don’t care. The newsiest bit, anyway, was that Colton Gillies wasn’t on the ice. Just banged up and day-to-day, Brent Thompson said. Peter Sivak, back up from Stockton, was alongside Johan Sundstrom and Justin Courtnall today. “He’s going to play,” Thompson said of Sivak. “He’s […] [Read More]

Day on, and Game 24/25: Monday notes

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The expected 20 and 2 (John Persson missing, obviously) this morning in essentially the same array as Sunday. Second time they’ve avoided the traditional day off after the three-in-three to take Tuesday instead (though the first time wasn’t planned, after that rough Springfield-Hartford-Albany weekend; this one was). “Trying to break up the week,” Brent Thompson […] [Read More]

“Every child had a pretty good shot”: Allentown liveblog

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Sad to miss the first trip to Allentown, where the barn is from all reports gorgeous. We’ll listen to Phil (audio and pay-per-view from AHL Live) and follow Paul, Gary Blockus, Tony Androckitis and Bob Rotruck, among others. Ryan Pulock was sent back to Bridgeport after warmup on the Island today. Not expected in tonight. […] [Read More]

Off to Pennsylvania: Thursday notes

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From the Land of Wonder to the Land of Chocolate after practice today. Status quo this morning at Wonderland, down to Jesse Graham’s red jersey. Day-to-day though he is, he took his usual reps with the power play. The forward lines included four men each on the third and fourth lines, both somewhat rearranged from […] [Read More]

Collberg to Stockton, Reinhart up: Wednesday notes

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Two men missing this morning: Griffin Reinhart was called up with the Islanders’ defense corps banged up (termed an emergency recall; Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky went on IR today), and Sebastian Collberg is going to Stockton. “Listen, Collberg’s obviously a big prospect,” Thompson said. “We want to get him a lot of games in […] [Read More]
Categories: Collberg, Graham, Reinhart, RIP

Two additions

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Bridgeport popped up twice on the ECHL daily transactions report: defenseman Mark Nemec coming up from Colorado, and forward Jason Bast loaned from Idaho for a probable PTO. Bast has scored a regular-season point per game in the ECHL since finishing at St. Francis Xavier in the spring. Nemec was 1-6-7 in 13 games (1-1-2 […] [Read More]
Categories: Bast, Nemec, RIP

Leggio day-to-day/Andrey’s gone: Wednesday notes

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Bridgeport practiced this morning a man short on defense — Andrey Pedan’s got a game tonight for Utica — and, for a while, with an extra goalie. But David Leggio departed early. “It depends how his body responds,” Brent Thompson said. “Right now, the big thing for me is I don’t know how he’s going […] [Read More]

Work ethic: Monday notes/RIPs

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Bridgeport typically has Monday off after a three-in-three. Not this morning at Wonderland. A spirited 50 minutes or so, high pace even for a Brent Thompson practice. “A couple of reasons. We wanted to break the week up, one,” he said; they’ll take tomorrow off. “Two, we didn’t feel we earned a chance to have […] [Read More]
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