Bear-ly there

The Bears are fighting injury (Varlamov) and illness (Mink) as well. But it sure looks like Kip Brennan is playing. And so’s Mitch Fritz. Hmm… The lines appear to have but one little tweak from the

Please release me/Let me go

The Islanders confirm Dubielewicz, while indicating he still needs his formal release from Ak Bars Kazan. —- Edit: Vladimir Nikiforov has been replaced on the ECHL National Conference All-Star team,

Where’s Frederic Cloutier when you need him?*/**

Where’s Frederic Cloutier when you need him?*/**

Where's Frederic Cloutier when you need him?*/**

So at the end of today’s skate, the team huddled up by the visitors’ bench as usual for their post-practice chat. Jack Capuano looked over to Peter Mannino and said something, and the rest of the team

Who said excel?

Pardon the hit-n-run notes off this one, which went away early in the third (and the shots really didn’t feel like 15-7 in the period and 36-30 for the game, but…). The head is pounding. —- Jack

No gnus is good gnus

No goalie moves. Mannino and Lawson are both present and dressing; Mannino to start. Andrew MacDonald sits; Capuano used his standard “We’ve got four games in four and a half days” line in

No gnus is good gnus

No goalie moves. Mannino and Lawson are both present and dressing; Mannino to start. Andrew MacDonald sits; Capuano used his standard “We’ve got four games in four and a half days” line in