Sivak, day-to-days, etc.: Wednesday notes

Sorry for the delay. Computer problems, another assignment… ah, you don’t care.

The newsiest bit, anyway, was that Colton Gillies wasn’t on the ice. Just banged up and day-to-day, Brent Thompson said. Peter Sivak, back up from Stockton, was alongside Johan Sundstrom and Justin Courtnall today. “He’s going to play,” Thompson said of Sivak. “He’s a skilled guy. He’s played really well in Stockton right now. He’s an elite scorer with good skill.” And that’s something they can use.

Thompson said he’s gotten good reports from Rich Kromm on Sebastian Collberg; the Thunder tonight play the fourth of those seven games in 11 days. “He scored a great goal the other night, has three points in three games, he’s producing offensively, he’s dynamic,” Thompson said.

Bridgeport prepares meanwhile for a Wilkes-Barre trip, an unusual Saturday without a game, and Sunday against Hartford. Sunday’s the Teddy Bear Toss. (You can also get $5 off your ticket purchase if you wear an ugly sweater. Criteria not listed. I’ll toss in a “well-played” if you show up in an ’07-08 Tough Pumpkins* sweater and try to get the discount.)

Norfolk’s got Ilya Bryzgalov on a conditioning assignment; he’s back with the Ducks. If he’s still around next weekend, it won’t be the first time the Sound Tigers faced him: Oct. 20, 2001, in Bridgeport (33 shots-30 saves; he lost to Dusan Salficky); March 1, 2002, at Cincinnati (23 shots-20 saves; he tossed his stick into the crowd after the third and ultimately game-winning goal and got a gross misconduct).

Around the transactions wire, former Sound Tigers forward Greg Miller signed a PTO with Portland. Hartford called up former Yale goalie Jeff Malcolm.

Joel Broda in fake hot water in Hershey, partly because of teddy bears.

The mumps is everywhere. (The mumps are everywhere?) (The Giants is dead?)

And the computer problems, as noted, have kept me from yet watching last night’s tribute in Montreal to Jean Béliveau, but Brian Compton tweeted a link to the video. Before that I did get to see Tim Thompson’s video tribute, and as you’d expect, beautiful.

*-I miss Dist1Ump.

Michael Fornabaio