Ho-Sang up, Gibson back: Sunday notes

The day has come:

The return of Christopher Gibson to Bridgeport has sent up Josh Ho-Sang for the first time in six days shy of a year. The GM’s comments kind of say it all. The indication from down there was that Ho-Sang is just one of 14 forwards right now, but he’s up.

No indication yet on Mitch Gillam. The Railers play in Portland in about an hour (let’s take a chance on this being the box).

For the moment, Bridgeport has no extra non-veteran forwards. The Sound Tigers could easily call someone up from Worcester, obviously; Ryan Hitchcock has from all accounts done the job there. If they stuck with what they have now, they could play seven defensemen in a pinch, or give Seth Helgeson a day off (the horrors!) to get a fifth veteran forward in. Whichever way, it’s a long way to Friday.

Looked like a disappointing result yesterday in Wilkes-Barre, where they got a lead on the power play (Otto Koivula deflection, four goals in three games), then took penalties in the second, then gave up two goals in two minutes in the third. (I should probably take the two minutes to watch those two minutes, at least, but things are crazy.)

Elsewhere, Alan Quine got called up to Calgary yesterday and had a night for the Flames.

And Niklas Kronwall’s hit on Anders Lee last night was kinda reminiscent of his brother’s on the future head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, no?

Michael Fornabaio