Took a break this morning from trying to find the best route to Killingly to check in on the Sound Tigers. Some line tweakage — Mike Halmo and Alan Quine split up for the first time in a while, for one thing; a Whitney-Kearns-Collberg reunion, for another — after a game Brent Thompson didn’t like at all, or more specifically a first period. Guess that 16-6 shots edge was notable. A bit more on that in the paper.
But my bigger question both Wednesday night and this morning was on the absent J.F. Berube. Thompson said the injury didn’t come from a collision or anything like that; “he just went down,” Thompson said. He finished the second period but couldn’t continue. Thompson said he’s in New York now to see the Islanders’ doctors, and he said Berube is more like week-to-week than day-to-day.
Hadn’t asked since it happened, and as we’re a tick past three weeks into the month or two he was supposed to miss with that broken foot: Thompson seemed optimistic on the progress of Kirill Petrov. “I think he’s pretty close,” Thompson said. When he does get back on the ice, Petrov will have to get his conditioning back up.
Special jerseys this weekend. Not identical but nice. Struck me today that it’s neat that throwback weekend will include the return of Jeff Tambellini. Hartford plays tonight; Syracuse is off tomorrow, one of only two teams idle (Manitoba).