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Rearrangement pre-Norfolk: Monday notes

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The past two games, C.J. Stretch had sat late after penalties. His spot on that line was occupied by Alan Quine this morning, between Cory Conacher and Harry Zolnierczyk (Mike Halmo: upper body, day-to-day*). Peter Sivak was up with Kael Mouillierat and Colin McDonald. “It’s a discipline issue,” Brent Thompson said after he’d skated the […] [Read More]

Bast down: Thursday notes

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Calling Peter Sivak up cut down on the number of spots open up front, and the Sound Tigers released Jason Bast from his PTO and sent him back to the ECHL this morning. “I was happy with him,” Brent Thompson said. “He generated some chances in Hershey. You can see he’s got a good shot, […] [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]

It happens: Lehigh Valley postgame

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Things happen, like injuries (John Persson is “week to week,” though nothing major, is how Brent Thompson termed it), curious unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties, accidental backhanders short-side. For the most part, Bridgeport’s response all weekend to those was pretty good. “Our response was excellent tonight,” Thompson said. “We didn’t hang our heads. We played hard.” It got […] [Read More]

Without Pulock: Hershey liveblog

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No roadie for us, but an extra one for Ryan Pulock, called up this afternoon to make seven defensemen with Travis Hamonic on injured reserve. We’ll hang out here and listen to a game with a suddenly thinned-out Bridgeport defense corps — these things change in a day, don’t they? good thing for versatility — […] [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]

Hour’s effort: Hartford postgame

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Well. Brent Thompson had talked last night about shooting more. Asked Aaron Ness about it, and he pointed to those 10 shots on goal after two. “It’s not good enough,” he said. It goes through the team, forwards, defensemen, getting traffic, everything. Then he was off to sign autographs. And before long, he was back […] [Read More]

Manchester liveblog, Black Friday edition

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Livebloggery here, Bridgeport in Manchester. We’ll be listening to Ken Cail (audio link on Manchester’s site/pay-per-view). The Monarchs are on the Twitter at @MonarchsHockey, Ken’s at @KenMonarchs, and Paul’s at @thesoundtigers. Mini stick night at Verizon Wireless Arena! Hustle up there. The box should be here, and I think this’ll be the Hartford prescout. Hartford […] [Read More]

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]