Number, please: Thursday notes

Has it been too long since we dropped a Telephone Rock reference? It’s been too long since we dropped a Telephone Rock reference. It’s going to take a while to glance at these new-normal, normalized

Gionta signs with Bridgeport: Wednesday notes

Bridgeport announced the signing of Stephen Gionta this afternoon. The veteran forward was in camp with (and injured with) the parent Islanders; not sure of his health status at the moment, but he’s

New year, new site, new rules

The AHL unveiled a new website earlier Tuesday (if you don’t see a change yet, give it time). It’s fancy and probably works better with your fancy ever-so-smart handy phones, but it’ll freak me out

Pelech, Pulock down: Tuesday notes

The Islanders got to 23 this afternoon about the only way they could. They put Eric Boulton on injured reserve, they lost P.A. Parenteau to the Devils on waivers, and after we got back upstairs from

Waivers Day: Monday notes

The news of the morning came from the Island: P.A. Parenteau, presumptive top-line winger, is on waivers. Today was the last day to put guys on the wire to be flexible for tomorrow’s 5 p.m.

Four cut: Sunday notes

Bridgeport stands at 16 forwards, nine defensemen and two goalies after four moves this afternoon. Goalie Eamon McAdam was reassigned to Missouri (ECHL), and defenseman Ryan Obuchowski and forward

Cleaning up: Providence postgame (exh.)

Brent Thompson wasn’t thrilled at the end of yesterday’s practice, so I wondered if he liked what he saw tonight in a 4-0 win. “I asked the guys to compete, to be better with their puck decisions,”

Check the veteran rule: Saturday’s lineup (updated with PVD)

A bit more experienced lineup than we’re used to seeing for exhibition games. “We wanted some guys to be able to play a game,” Brent Thompson said. “Holmer (Ben Holmstrom) has played one game. Bracken