Hack the bone! Hack the bone!*

Between the Connecticut Polar Bears Christmas Tournament and the public skating, the boys got kicked to a later practice time and got kicked upstairs. They were split up, defense first and forwards second, and subjected to a Matt Bertani practice with a heck of a lot of skating. Having watched both sets go through it, I’m in sympathy pain.

Rob Hennigar was not among them; he’s been sent to Utah. Like Smith and MacDonald before him, they want him to play lots and build some confidence. It has worked before.

Mike Iggulden was sick, and Joe Callahan was still resting the injury. Jeremy Colliton is back; Yann Danis was back, but was called back to the Islanders before practice.

Oh my goodness, it’s the second time this millennium. (Since Purinton got the only penalties in that Feb. 25, 2007, altercation, I’m not sure I’d say Regier “fought” him…)

Nothing too shocking in Ottawa yesterday. The United States held off the Czechs 4-3, while Canada, um, squeaked one out against Kazakhstan.

Hope you’re enjoying the trivia. While many of those answers have been spot on, the Colin McDonald answer wasn’t the one I was looking for.

Claude Lemieux signed with San Jose but will remain with Worcester if he clears waivers. Tris Wykes sent along the link: The Phantoms are at least talking to Glens Falls.


Michael Fornabaio