Rotate (again): Lehigh Valley pregame

The lines are indeed asunder today, including the first breakup of Dal Colle – Jones – Ho-Sang this year (they’re all on different lines, in fact) as the Phantoms come in.

Jeff Kubiak comes up from Worcester off a goal last night and hops right in. Ben Holmstrom goes in, as do Kyle Burroughs and Sebastian Aho. Ryan Bourque, Otto Koivula, Yannick Rathgeb and (apparently) Chris Casto come out. (So after a week when the pairs changed dramatically to take out Burroughs and Mitch Vande Sompel on Friday, they’re just as they were opening night in Allentown.)

Carter Hart, who struggled in his past two after beating Bridgeport on opening night, goes for the Phantoms, at least as long as our ol’ buddy Flash Gordon isn’t playing games with us again.

F: C.Bourque-Fritz-Bernier (A)
Dal Colle-St. Denis-Sislo
Bellows – Hitchcock – Ho-Sang
Jones-Kubiak-Holmstrom (C)
D: Toews-Burroughs
Helgeson (A)-Vande Sompel
G: Gibson

F: Carey- Varone – Aube-Kubel
Leier (A)-Rubtsov-McDonald (C)
D: Brennan (A)-Samuelsson
G: Hart

R: Dunning, Pontes. L: K.Briganti, Pincus.

This should be the box.

Bridgeport scratches (believed healthy unless noted): apparently Casto, Rathgeb, Eansor (lower), Gaudreau (lower), R.Bourque (veteran), Gionta (veteran), Koivula.

There will be a moment of silence, as you’d expect, for Charles Wang.

Michael Fornabaio