Still here

Same cast of characters at Wonderland today as yesterday, with Matt Watkins still in red; he’ll make the trip and see how he is day-by-day. Scott Pellerin said Johan Sundstrom had a workout scheduled today back at Harbor Yard, and they planned to see how he’d done with that before making a decision on whether he’d travel. Without Watkins and Sundstrom and Max MacKay, they’re at 12 forwards and nine defensemen. Edit: You can make it eight: AHL transactions have them releasing T.J. Fast from his PTO this afternoon.

Nino Niederreiter wasn’t wading too deeply into the trade-request controversy: “I just play hockey,” he said a few times today. Will write more for the paper.

Former Islanders defenseman Mark Eaton goes to Wilkes-Barre on a pro tryout. Edit2: This afternoon the Pens also add Tom Kostopoulos.

Suspensions from the Rockford-Grand Rapids brawl. All-star officials: R: R. Fraser. L: J. Andrews, Paquette.

As a friend said, “(Zenon) Konopka wins at internet today.”

Former Beast of New Haven all-star forward Bates Battaglia is going to be on the Amazing Race.

That guy at the Fairfield basketball game got his car.

And as loosely relates to a conversation this morning (and yeah, inside reference, sorry): Yeah.

Michael Fornabaio