Pulock rehabs; we’ll see past that: Thursday notes

This is, Brent Thompson said, the good news, that the initial fear was worse: Ryan Pulock is going to rest and rehab for three weeks, then be reevaluated.

“We don’t know if it’s going to be 3-6 weeks, or if it’s going to be longer,” Thompson said.

Surgery sounds like a possibility if it doesn’t respond, but that’s to be determined.

“It’s better news than we thought, that’s for sure,” Thompson said.

It all still sounds weird, an innocent-looking hit with his arms extended leaving him injured on the first shift of Friday’s game. But weird things happen.

That timetable should keep Pulock out of the All-Star Game. The league has typically announced a group of replacements a little closer to gameday; there are always call-ups or injuries that keep guys out. Doesn’t necessarily have to be a defenseman, depending on who else can’t go. If I’ve not forgotten to note, he’d be the fourth Sound Tiger chosen but unable to compete. Rick DiPietro was on recall in 2003 (and wasn’t replaced with a Sound Tiger; Trent Hunter was already going for Bridgeport), and Mark Katic (replaced position for position by Dustin Kohn) and Calvin de Haan (replaced not so positionally by Casey Cizikas) were injured in 2010 and 2012.

Things on-ice looked similar in general for Bridgeport today.

That last-minute goal Sunday that we all thought Paul Thompson deflected in? The scoring has been changed: Paul Thompson deflected it in. So we can all sleep easily again.

From last night: Prescout. Portland re-signed Greg Miller; he didn’t play last night.

RIP, Stu Miller.

And RIP, Islanders legend J.P. Parise. This from Larry Brooks is very nice.

Michael Fornabaio