Back home: Monday notes

The Sound Tigers returned to Webster Bank Arena a man short this morning: Travis St. Denis sat out. Maintenance, Brent Thompson said, day-to-day. St. Denis, on a look back, didn’t appear to play the last six minutes or so after tumbling into the net on the play where he’d gotten an interference minor two minutes earlier. He’d been banged around a bit earlier, too. “He plays a hard game,” Thompson said. “Just making sure he’s healthy and ready for next weekend.”

Ben Holmstrom practiced in his spot, but otherwise they looked just as they did Saturday in Belleville. We’ll see how that progresses over the course of the week. (Or perhaps we won’t, as we’ll be elsewhere Thursday morning. But we’ll see them tomorrow.)

Talked to a couple of people about the weekend’s defensive effort. Part of it was admittedly because the opening paragraph of tomorrow’s story came to me Saturday night and needed a fact check. It’s not “You’ve apparently got to get up pretty early in the morning to beat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers,” but I kind of enjoy it.

Worcester got seven out of eight points in their four-in-five this weekend, ending with yesterday’s SOL comeback. Ryan Hitchcock sat out the past two, ill. Noted San Jose Barracuda forward Ivan Kosorenkov got the all-caps treatment on his goal tweet, but um HOLMSTROM.

No Micheal Haley reunion on the Sunday to come, evidently: Florida recalled him yesterday along with Dryden Hunt and sent Max Mamin and Denis Malgin down. A shuffle for the next Bridgeport opponent, too: Hartford had Steven Fogarty recalled to the Rangers and Vinni Lettieri sent down. The Pack then sent Ty Ronning, such a standout in the spring after his junior season, to Maine and called up exhibition-game hero Shawn St. Amant. Hartford also signed ex-UMass Lowell forward Terrence Wallin to a PTO. They play Wednesday night at home against Providence before the home-and-home with Bridgeport on the weekend.

Michael Fornabaio