Christopher Gibson’s continued absence, plus taking the time to make the goalie swap yesterday, made it apparent that he was a little more than day-to-day with the lower-body injury he suffered in practice the day before Election Day. Brent Thompson conceded as much this morning. “It looks like Gibby’s a little longer-term, week-to-week with Gibson now,” Thompson said. “We’ll check with the doctor every week.”
So Eamon McAdam is back up, as is Jesse Graham, as announced yesterday. Today’s forward lines looked a lot like Tuesday’s, but Thompson said again that he expected everyone to play. (That include Eric Boulton? “I don’t know,” Thompson said. “He’s knocking on the door. It looks like his conditioning’s gotten up there. … He’s great in the room. He’s great with the guys. He thinks the game well. I like having him around.”)
Prescout of Bridgeport’s next two games (the Phantoms play Friday in Providence). “It’s a challenge for us. It’s a measuring stick,” Thompson said, including Binghamton in there, too.
(BTW, check out this schedule note from Seth on the Pens and Phantoms. Yipes.)
Elsewhere in the division, Springfield yesterday lost Logan Shaw in a trade to the Ducks, with the parent Panthers giving the Thunderbirds Michael Sgarbossa.