The Sound Tigers didn’t skate this morning — awaiting a box score — but afterward, three transactions hit the wire: Carter Verhaeghe and Loic Leduc reassigned to Missouri (ECHL); Patrick Cullity released from his PTO, presumably headed to Missouri as well.
It seemed apparent Bridgeport would streamline its roster a bit once it got through the opening two-week grind, with a few days off this week, a two-game trip to Newfoundland this weekend, and then another week before a three-in-three to head into November. They’d had nine defensemen and, until Louis Leblanc headed to Slovakia, 15 forwards skating. This cuts them back somewhat; we’ll have to see how Sebastian Collberg is, but with Connor Jones seemingly close to being available, they’ve got at least one extra forward and one extra defenseman.
Verhaeghe had gotten in the past two games on the third or fourth lines (playing some point on the power play), though I believe it was a late change to get him in at least one of those two days. Leduc didn’t get in until Sunday, and Cullity, who has been around this league a bit, didn’t play. They’ll play with the Mavericks.
Elsewhere, Kael Mouillierat was suspended two games for a check to the head in Saturday’s game against the Phantoms. Does the first goal Sunday still count?