Long time, no see: Hershey pregame

We return to the arena for the first time in a while after missing the other night, and the Bears return to the arena for the first time in almost 10 months for this one-day-delayed game. Weird to think the Sound Tigers and Bears, division rivals, have gone over half a season without running into each other.

Today brings the return of Sebastian Aho from injury and the return of Steve Bernier from suspension. Appears Chris Casto comes out on the back end, and so up front does Stephen Gionta, who missed most of the last two periods Saturday with what we’d have to assume is an injury. We’ll ask after him later.

Jeremy Smith gets the start.

F: C.Bourque – Koivula – Ho-Sang
Bellows-St. Denis-Fritz
Eansor-Jones-Bernier (A)
R.Bourque-B.Holmstrom (C)-Gaudreau
D: Wotherspoon-Burroughs
Helgeson (A)-Vande Sompel
G: Smith

F: O’Brien-Sgarbossa (A)-Barber
Malenstyn-Pilon-Walker (A)
D: Ness-Lewington (A)
G: Samsonov

R: Blandina, Mennitti. L: N.Briganti, E.Ernst.

This should be the box.

Bridgeport scratches (believed healthy unless noted): apparently Casto, Gionta (inj.?/veteran), J.Holmstrom, Kubiak (upper), Lorito (lower), Sislo (upper), Stevens (lower).

Michael Fornabaio