Down a Bobcat: Friday notes

He practiced again at what appeared to be full speed, but it appeared that Devon Toews will miss his fifth game in a row tomorrow in the Wyoming Valley. It’s just to make sure he’s 100 percent ready to go, Brent Thompson reiterated. Day-to-day. Just not today. (Or tomorrow, I guess. It’s been a long week. Not sure what day it is.)

One clear tipoff to Toews’ status was that Yannick Rathgeb appeared to be getting a look on the power play. “He was a power-play guy in Switzerland,” Thompson said. “He’s got offensive instincts. It shows the depth we have on the back end.” An interesting option, for sure.

Otherwise, Bridgeport looked pretty much as it did to end Wednesday night’s game. They’ll head out to Wilkes-Barre. Not me, unfortunately. Busy weekend back here.

(Speaking of busy weekends back here, I’m about 95 percent sure Bob Lachance’s son is on a high school hockey roster this year, and good gravy do I feel old.)

Pittsburgh recalled recently reclaimed J.S. Dea from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, which hosts Cleveland tonight.

Our old buddy Corey knows what gets me going.

Speaking of Quinnipiac, I’ve got the Bobcats against No. 1 UMass tonight. Speaking of Carvel, Mental Floss inspires Carvel to wreak havoc upon the world.

Jeff Jacobs on UB’s women’s soccer national championship.

And RIP, Pete Shelley.

Michael Fornabaio