The lines get a little mixed up tonight; some familiar combinations, some things that go back to last year. The notable number is 26: Josh Ho-Sang returns to the lineup after three games out. Stephen Gionta plays as well, with Scott Eansor and Ben Holmstrom coming out. Chris Casto for Yannick Rathgeb on the back end. (They’re both scheduled to sign autographs tonight.)
Meanwhile, Matt Lorito takes warmup, his first appearance in a Bridgeport sweater. Looks like the debut isn’t tonight, but still.
Without Ryan Fitzgerald, Providence signed Nic Pierog to a PTO. Pierog makes his AHL debut in the same building where his college career ended, last spring for Clarkson against… Providence. (Different Providence, but whatever.)
I somehow wrote down Ryan Donato’s 16 in two places and didn’t have Zach Senyshyn’s 9, so they may be swapped.
St. Denis – Stevens – Ho-Sang
D: Aho-Burroughs (C)
Helgeson (A)-Vande Sompel
F: Hughes-Szwarz (C)-Kuhlman
D: Breen (A)-Johanssen
R: R.Anderson, K.Anderson. L: N.Briganti, Galvin.
Bridgeport scratches (believed healthy unless noted): Rathgeb, Eansor, B.Holmstrom (veteran), apparently Lorito (lower), Sislo (upper).