Day-to-day: Lehigh Valley pregame

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John Persson’s upper-body, day-to-day injury off that Oliver Lauridsen hit will keep him out at least this day. He’s expected to be evaluated sometime today. Jason Bast returns for him. Ryan Pulock also returns to Bridgeport’s lineup, assuming nothing crazy happens with the Islanders defense in the next few minutes. He replaces Mark Nemec, with […] [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]

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]

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

On fancystats and accurate estimates

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Stats post, wading into deep water without the little swimmy things… Expansion and sources on Wednesday’s story: Start Here, @joshweissbock’s post Sunday night with estimated Fenwick Close and PDO numbers for the AHL. “Bridgeport is bad,” he writes. “WATCH THE GAME, NERD” I hear a cry. Well, I do, usually. Try to. Attempt. When not […] [Read More]
Categories: Thinking too hard

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

Back to resembling normal: Tuesday notes

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All hands on deck this morning for Bridgeport, including Jesse Graham (in non-contact red), Johan Sundstrom (back in green with the full line that played the other day, Persson-Quine-Gillies) and Ryan Pulock (so evidently the just-in-case case did not materialize). Scooter Vaughan was back in forward’s light blue though he took some shifts on defense […] [Read More]