Slight return: Tuesday notes

Still no Stephen Gionta, though saw him walking around after practice. Brent Thompson said they haven’t been able to get Gionta to the doctor yet; that was expected later today. “It seems like he’s a little better, so that’s a good sign,” Thompson said.

Yet another slight rotation of the lines, though Tanner Fritz in Gionta’s spot stuck, as did (should I try the nickname nah it’s horrible) Eansor-St. Denis-Bailey line. They ran Gaudreau-Stevens-Bourque this morning and back to Johnston-Jones-Ben Holmstrom. We’ll see how they look Thursday, as tomorrow’s optional.

The Sound Tigers introduced a promotion for youth teams of any sport, with tickets, T-shirts and recognition on the scoreboard.

And speaking of youth, the Big Club did a nice thing this morning.

The Rockford Register Star on Coach Jeremy Colliton.

Manitoba released Mark Flood from his PTO.

Boston sent Austin Czarnik and Danton Heinen down, because Providence needs all the help it can get. (Ex-Yalie and Ex-MVP Kenny Agostino was AHL Player of the Week; he and Johnny Gaudreau picked up another honor as well.)

The AHL’s Hall of Fame class includes Jim Bartlett, Don Biggs, Brian Kilrea and Glenn Merkosky.

Fond tip of cap to my boss, Gary Rogo, on a nice honor last night, and to the other award recipients, too, several of whom I’ve been lucky to get to know over the years. Chris Elsberry wrote on Charlie Capalbo over the weekend.

And RIP, John Dunsworth.

Michael Fornabaio