McDonald, Zolnierczyk called: WBS pregame

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The Islanders put Michael Grabner on injured reserve and, needing a couple of bodies for today’s game, called up Harry Zolnierczyk for the first time and Colin McDonald. That leaves Bridgeport a little short-handed depending on John Persson’s status. He took warmup and took a rush, but it looks as if Bridgeport is preparing to […] [Read More]

Survive and advance: Hartford postgame

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“It’s a way to get two points,” Scooter Vaughan said. “I wouldn’t recommend it.” Hartford had a heck of a second period, was all over Bridgeport, and then Jack MacLellan brings the puck in, takes his time, sets up Griffin Reinhart to set up C.J. Stretch for a shot, and then Harry Zolnierczyk gets dirty […] [Read More]

Poulin returns: Hartford pregame

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Kevin Poulin returns for Bridgeport tonight after missing three games injured. Appears that’s the only change from last night, with David Leggio backing up for him. Hartford has one to scratch. BRIDGEPORT F: Langkow-Mouillierat (A)-McDonald (A) Courtnall-Quine-Conacher Zolnierczyk-MacLellan-Stretch Gillies-Sundstrom-Vaughan D: Ness (C)-Reinhart Pelech-Mayfield Lashoff-Graham G: Poulin Leggio HARTFORD F: C.Bourque (A)-Lindberg-Crabb Vaive-Hrivik-Kristo R.Bourque (A)-Mueller (A)-Haggerty […] [Read More]
Categories: Hartford, Poulin, Pregame

Digging out: Syracuse liveblog

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The team with the eighth-best points percentage in the Eastern Conference is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. They’ve got 54 points in 47 games, a .574 percentage, on pace for 87 points in 76 games, rounding down. The Sound Tigers have 44 points with 31 games to go after this five-game losing streak. To get to 87 […] [Read More]

Illness, injury and more snow: Thursday notes

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Tweaked lines this morning put former Brown linemates Harry Zolnierczyk and Jack MacLellan back together. Meanwhile, John Persson sat out sick. He was at the doctor while Brent Thompson spoke, and Thompson sounded doubtful that Persson would make the trip. Brett Gallant took practice in a red no-contact sweater; he’ll be seeing the doctor as […] [Read More]

One day closer: Wednesday notes

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Three goalies on the ice to start practice Wednesday at Harbor Yard: Kevin Poulin was on through the first half or so before he went off. Still no timetable, Brent Thompson said. “Nothing’s changed,” Thompson said. “It’s all reaction to how he responds. Each day that’s a good day, we’ll say well, ok, that’s one […] [Read More]

Waiting on a few things: Tuesday notes

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And as the header says, may be updated… Still no Brett Gallant (upper body) on the ice; Brent Thompson said he’s going through various tests of exertion over the next few days, and as he’s cleared through those he’ll be closer to getting cleared for practice. Thompson said he’s not expecting Gallant to play this […] [Read More]

Gallant out, McDonald back: Super Sunday notes

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Brett Gallant was the only unexpected absence today for Bridgeport. Upper body, day-to-day, Brent Thompson said, on a hit Gallant took in the third period last night. “He says he’s feeling OK,” Thompson said. “We’ll see how he progresses.” Thompson told a good one about how Gallant wound up on that power-play shift last night […] [Read More]
Categories: Gallant, McDonald-Colin, RIP