Hat tip to our friend Sue Johnson: Blair Riley had to leave the Flames’ preseason game Friday night when his name wasn’t on the lineup card. (He did get a fight in.) Could’ve been worse: His name could’ve been misspelled, which produces the same result. Anyway, he got back in tonight, at least.
There was also Tiger-on-Tiger violence tonight: Pittsburgh’s Steve Oleksy vs. Columbus’ Brett Gallant (backstory), and it’s gonna take a while to get used to any part of that sentence.