Unclear Day

Wondering how Clear Day was going to work with the late NHL trade deadline? Well, reports Tim Leone, Hershey president Doug Yingst says it won’t, really: Yingst says there will be an AHL trade deadline April 10, taking that half of Clear Day, and teams will submit a playoff roster at the end of the regular season, taking the other half (plus the playoff-shares money aspect).

We’ll go over the details as we get them and as we get a little closer. Meanwhile, we get to write the explainer just once instead of twice? We’re for it.

Bridgeport got back to work after the all-star break with most hands on deck. Matt Watkins and Max MacKay appear to be available. Johan Sundstrom took most of the practice, except for the contact drills (he wore the Red Shirt of No Contact), and stayed out late with Eric Boguniecki; Pellerin said day-to-day but doubtful to be tossed in cold without contact.

Casey Cizikas with his first NHL goal last night in the Isles’ win at Pittsburgh. Colin McDonald received a boarding major and game misconduct for a check late in the second period, and it earned him a two-game suspension today from the league. The Islanders announced Tuesday afternoon that Jesse Joensuu needed surgery on a sports hernia. They expect him to be out until early-mid March.

The Sound Tigers issued a release about their You Can Play Night, Feb. 23 against Manchester. They’re also offering free April 7 tickets if you bring five cans of food to Saturday’s game.

Alumni owning the Coast: Tyler McNeely is ECHL Player of the Week; Joel Martin is Goalie of the Week.

Cam Atkinson will miss some time. Jonathan Audy-Marchessault and Tim Erixon got the call from Springfield.

Jon Bois combines the Northern Illinois-Eastern Michigan “basketball disaster” with the Franklin Expedition, which ended in tragedy yet produced, directly or indirectly, at least two fantastic songs. Incidentally, never go looking for pictures. Trust me. (I mean pictures relating to the Franklin Expedition. No opinion on basketball pictures.)

I’m too young and dumb, but this is awesome. (H/T: Neil deGrasse Tyson.) I do know one and one is two, of course. It’s a wonderful world where you can find this stuff online.

And RIP, Patty Andrews.

Michael Fornabaio