Goalies and Pirates: Wednesday notes

Bridgeport practiced today without Griffin Reinhart, with his family after his grandfather passed away over the weekend, and Harry Zolnierczyk, who was expected to have an upper-body injury evaluated later today, Brent Thompson said. “(Zolnierczyk) played with it last game,” Thompson said.

Things looked relatively similar otherwise except in goal, where Leni DiCostanzo filled in for Kevin Poulin. He’s starting Saturday Thompson expected to know relatively soon if they’ll need to bring in a goalie, or if Poulin will be back from the Islanders by the weekend.

Florida and Portland announced an affiliation agreement. The NHL GMs keep tweaking.

And a fascinating story on Jake Dowell and Huntington’s Disease.

Michael Fornabaio