Almost too quiet: Wednesday notes

It’s rare that things stay status quo for long in the AHL, but even after a day off, same group out there for Bridgeport this morning, lined up as it was in Hartford. Tanner Fritz was still on the fifth-like line but appeared good to go. Ryan Pulock skated but still seemed limited, shooting and passing a little more than the past few days but skating on his own during the most combative battle drills.

Lukas Lofquist, released by Bridgeport last week, surfaced with Norfolk.

Scouting The Refs notes a couple of international linesmen on the way to the AHL.

College-heavy schedule here the next few days. UConn-Maine (or, Tage Thompson vs. Ben Guite) tomorrow night. Sacred Heart plays Holy Cross here Friday night, then again at 2 p.m. Saturday before the Sound Tigers return home that night. Meanwhile, hung around after practice today; the building hosted a luncheon for the teams who’ll play in Monday’s MLK Basketball Classic. Quinnipiac’s Tom Moore gave a nice speech.

NESNplus will broadcast two NWHL Boston Pride-New York Riveters games from Newark.

Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch on an alternative to Tommy John surgery that Seth Maness had done. Interesting.

And RIP, Det. Steven McDonald,

Michael Fornabaio