We hardly knew ya: Wednesday notes

The Jan Kovar era ended this morning when the Islanders placed him on unconditional waivers, the prelude to a breakup. Not the first guy for whom the transition didn’t work out. They both move on. Our attempts at a deeper understanding of Czech consonants will have to wait.

Kovar’s never-quite teammates in Bridgeport had an optional this morning at Webster Bank Arena, chilly to try to fight off the warmth and humidity outside. Fairly well attended optional. They’re back at it tomorrow.

The AHL’s slate of games on NHL Network will include one Bridgeport game, March 10 at Toronto.

Congratulations to our John Nash, this year’s recipient of the Bill Gonillo Local Sports Media Award.

The Connecticut Open tennis tournament could use a sponsor.

Remarkable hurricane barrelling into Florida right now. Good wishes to all in the way.

And RIP, Chief Justice Francis McDonald.

Michael Fornabaio