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Off-day bits: Wednesday notes

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Team got the day off today. Two further days of practice before Saturday’s trip to Albany, then Springfield in town Sunday (with the president across town). Mike Russo says referee Dave Lewis broke his jaw last night in Boston. Fits right in with the Wild. Of course, who isn’t hurt in Boston right now? (Mark […] [Read More]

Mills first suspension from AHL’s new PED program

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The AHL’s new drug testing and education program has produced its first suspension: Former Yale forward Brad Mills of the Binghamton Senators drew a 20-game suspension. No specifics announced, but Mills has already served four games, the league said. The PHPA issued a statement on Mills’ behalf: “I apologize to my family, friends, fans and […] [Read More]
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Comeback wins: Springfield postgame

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Coming back from injury Saturday, going back-to-back, Aaron Ness took some good whacks early in Sunday’s game. There was a hard, lateish hit behind the Bridgeport net from Josh Anderson. There was a slash from Brian Gibbons. They both left him looking uncomfortable. “It was a tough game. A lot of things going on there,” […] [Read More]

6D evidently overrated: Albany Postgame

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Fairly sure Griffin Reinhart played more tonight than in his last two NHL games combined. For the second time in three games, a defenseman was missing most of the night (see the pregame post for Aaron Ness’ update; tonight, Andrey Pedan gets the ever-popular interference major/game misconduct for a hit on Stefan Matteau). Then with […] [Read More]
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New and returning defensemen/weather reports: Thursday notes

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Two days in a row the filthy humidity outside yields fog in the barn. Hopefully it’s gone tomorrow. (If not, still seen that before.) The organization’s defense corps got a little healthier with the return of Calvin de Haan from injured reserve, so the Islanders have sent top prospect Griffin Reinhart down this afternoon. There’s […] [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]

Outshot, shot down: St. John’s postgame 1

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Shots on goal don’t always reflect the flow of a game, the territory of a game, the possession in a game. But for two periods, these kinda did. Actually, so did the third’s, but we digress. Bridgeport led 2-0 though the IceCaps had an edge in shots and in chances, in part because of one […] [Read More]

Game Day: Friday into Saturday notes

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Prescout! Overtime! #Pointsforall! And no three-on-three! The IceCaps lost in overtime in front of 10,527 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. David Pastrnak, who looked good in the exhibition game here a week ago, had a couple of assists and leads the Eastern Conference in scoring. Edit: Brendan McCarthy reports the loss of Peter Budaj and […] [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]

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]