Gagnon/RIP, Kristians Pelss/Final continues

Police in Latvia confirmed the death of Kristians Pelss, the Oilers prospect reported missing earlier in the week. RIP.

Should note this, as Ray noted in the comments and has been noted elsewhere: A report from Shawinigan (backed up by some congrats from teammates) that Bridgeport has signed big defenseman Mathieu Gagnon to an AHL deal. Unconfirmed at the moment, not that I have reason to doubt it. He played with Kirill Kabanov on the Memorial Cup team.

Grand Rapids outshot Syracuse dramatically Saturday night, but Syracuse got the goals (three more points for Ondrej Palat), Cedric Desjardins made tons of saves, and Syracuse pushed the Final to a Game 6. The Griffins will try again to finish this thing on Tuesday in Syracuse; if not, Game 7 is Thursday.

And Dylan Reese is off to the far reaches of the KHL, Amur Khabarovsk. (Though at least they have company next year with a team in Vladivostok.)

Michael Fornabaio