Persson in, Gillies out, two down: Monday notes

Haven’t had a chance to give a look to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton game yet. If I had, I might’ve noticed that Colton Gillies didn’t finish it. Gillies sat out of practice today, at the doctor to evaluate an upper-body injury, Brent Thompson said. Thompson termed him day-to-day.

John Persson, on the other hand, appears at least close to returning for the first time since being injured on Dec. 6 in Allentown. He would make 13 forwards at the moment, as Bridgeport returned Peter Sivak to Stockton. Thompson has had consistent praise for Sivak. “I think Peter’s a great player. I think Peter can play in the American League on a regular basis,” he said. Numbers as they are, better to have him playing there. “When he comes up, he’s ready. He’s a first-class pro.”

Kent Simpson was also sent back to Stockton with Kevin Poulin back in Bridgeport as of yesterday.

Game tomorrow in Worcester.

Matt Mangene spent time at the hospital last night, as reported from outside Austin, spitting up blood after blocking a shot.

Dany Heatley is reportedly on waivers.

The World Juniors proceed: The United States won big over Germany last night and play again today at 4 against Slovakia. Three shots and a charging penalty for Greenwich’s and Yale’s John Hayden.

And weird things you learn chasing links down rabbit holes: Iggy Azalea calls herself Iggy Azalea despite being named Amethyst Kelly, and I totally agree with Craig Jenkins’ parenthetical after mentioning that.

Corrected the quote. Thompson thinks Peter Sivak is a great “player,” not “play.” We did not discuss drama criticism. (Thanks, Hank.)

Michael Fornabaio