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Three up, one down: Tuesday notes

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He cleared waivers at noon, and the Islanders announced soon after that they’ve sent Brett Gallant to Bridgeport. Banged up already, the Islanders recalled Andrey Pedan and Adam Pelech and re-signed Ross Johnston to a tryout. Gary Bettman announced that the NHL Board of Governors approved the sale of the Islanders to Jonathan Ledecky and […] [Read More]

JJ goes home: Tuesday/Wednesday notes

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Still on vacation but checking in on Twitter: A few moves the past couple of days, including one of note today as Justin Johnson goes home, signing with the Alaska Aces. Tim Leone meets Jon Landry; good stuff ensues. Darien’s Kevin Sullivan, off an NCAA title with Union, signs with Cincinnati. Ryan Walters’ agent says […] [Read More]

RIP, Bob Suter / rookie camp, etc.

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It’s 34 and a half years later, and a few of the people behind the bench have gone, including Herbie himself. It’s still kind of unfathomable that players from the 1980 U.S. Olympic team could be mortal. RIP, Bob Suter. Mundanely: Islanders rookie camp runs Friday to next Wednesday at the Coliseum, the team announced […] [Read More]

(Add: Stretch signing) Diamond to Hershey; IceCaps stay put

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Edit: Make it three, as Chris Bayee reports Bridgeport’s signing of C.J. Stretch, late of Oklahoma City, to an AHL contract. He also notes a training-camp invite for Stockton’s Tyler Maxwell. Couple of notes from Wednesday afternoon: Joey Diamond signs with Hershey. And St. John’s will have the IceCaps through at least 2015-16, they and […] [Read More]

Catching up: vacations, schedules, notes

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Through all of this stuff the past few weeks, no one relegated Bridgeport to the Central League? You’re slipping, Internet. Even if you’ve been to the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, seriously, get yourself out to Dulles and see the relatively new Udvar-Hazy Center. The grown-up review is that it’s […] [Read More]

Two fights, seven minutes, bucket list: Rules changes/notes

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They cite player safety, and hey, in a week where I’m getting dizzy after a minute or two on the bike, I’m all for reducing concussions. But the AHL Board of Governors approved some massive rules changes at Hilton Head this week. In order: –Overtime. They’ll do a dry scrape of the whole rink at […] [Read More]

Poulin opts in: holiday weekend notes

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A newsy local bit as Kevin Poulin exercised his right to salary arbitration, one of 20 restricted free agents to do so. That essentially takes him off the market; either he and the Islanders will agree to a new contract, or an arbitrator will do it for them. From Pittsburgh on the “new approach” to […] [Read More]

Brave new world: Thursday notes

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Capgeek has the contracts up for the four two-way guys the Islanders signed on Tuesday. Harry Zolnierczyk, as Ryan Rishaug reported, and Jack Skille both get $300,000 on the back end of the contracts, and Kael Mouillierat and David Leggio both get $175,000. That’s a combined $950,000 for four players. Last year’s opening-night Bridgeport roster […] [Read More]

Free agents and drafts: Saturday notes

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Jonathan Bombulie’s and Michael Cignoli’s AHL free agents list is out. It only includes the unrestricted free agents, not guys who may not be tendered by Monday at 5 p.m. Of Bridgeport’s four NHL free agents, then, Joe Finley is the only one to make the Top 100. An assortment of former Sound Tigers are […] [Read More]

Stars are champions/Tuesday notes

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Patrick Nemeth’s goal 14:30 into overtime has made a champion of the Texas Stars. Nemeth ended a back-and-forth overtime in a back-and-forth Game 5, and Texas took the Calder Cup with a 4-3 win. Travis Morin follows Jason Krog, 2008, as the only players to win both the regular-season and playoff MVP awards in the […] [Read More]