New dates: March 2 home, Feb. 10 road

The new dates are out, and they’re probably about as good as possible: The home game against Hartford is now Wednesday, March 2, and the game in Hershey has been set for Wednesday, Feb. 10.

The road game sticks a game into the middle of a week that otherwise would’ve been completely empty, Saturday to Saturday. The home game, two days after the NHL trade deadline, falls between a three-in-three the weekend before and the curious Friday-in-Providence, Sunday-in-Hartford weekend that follows. (It’s also two days before Monster Jam begins, so that’ll be a changeover.)

Michael Fornabaio