Tuesday practice

A little more of a skating day today for Bridgeport, which was short three regulars: Kirill Kabanov and Andrey Pedan were absent for “personal reasons,” Scott Pellerin said, adding no more. Brett Gallant remained off the ice, but the coach said he didn’t have an update on his condition. The recobbled lines then included Halmo-Wetmore-Quine and Clark-Miller-Johnson; Marc Cantin paired with Dallas Jackson.

A call-up already for Cap’n Smitty in Toronto. Meanwhile, Peter Mannino is going to Wheeling. Jeremy Yablonski is in camp with Idaho.

Edit: Sacred Heart today announced free admission for Saturday afternoon’s game against RPI at 1 p.m.

Peter Laviolette’s quick firing yesterday also took with him assistant Kevin McCarthy, former Beast of New Haven coach.

Tickets go on sale Oct. 18 for the two UConn basketball games in Bridgeport. And yes, at last report, the plan is to keep the Sound Tigers game Jan. 11 against Portland; the women’s hoops game is at noon.

Michael Fornabaio