Thoughts to Ottawa/McDonald on waivers: Wednesday notes

Thoughts and prayers with the people of Ottawa. Jeez.

The mundane organizational news broke not long after practice broke up here and possibly did on the Island as well: Colin McDonald has been placed on waivers, presumably to come here if he clears tomorrow at noon. Arthur Staple says the logical should follow: Anders Lee goes up to the Big Club after an excellent game Sunday and an Anders Lee-like first few games. Mikhail Grabovsky went on injured reserve this afternoon, which could also clear room for Lubomir Visnovsky’s return.

So this morning’s line combinations, then, untouched from Tuesday, become obsolete. (And since no one will replace Lee on Thursday, tomorrow’s have a reasonable chance of being meaningless as well; they’re traveling Friday to Newfoundland.) Scott Mayfield sat out; day-to-day, Brent Thompson said, though the coach didn’t think it’d keep him out of action. Effects of the facial injuries he took in Friday’s fight. Mark Nemec was thus back on defense. Edit: Nemec, the team announced this afternoon, has been sent to Colorado (ECHL).

Hamden’s Pat MacGregor signed with Gwinnett.

The best obituaries are the ones with a tag that says “(Writer) died in (a year several years ago).” But I’ll give points to this one, which not only says that its subject sat for an interview, but that one of the best bits from it were that his mom and Walter Lippman’s second wife shared a high-jump record. RIP, Ben Bradlee.

And RIP, Gerard Parkes.

Michael Fornabaio