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Submitted by pete on September 29, 2006 - 17:47
Khimik spanked CSKA today 7-4. [url=alexander-polushin]Alex Polushin[/url] did not play for Khimik. [url=evgeny-artyukhin]Evgeny Artyukhin[/url] was scoreless in Yaroslavl's 3-2 loss to Chelyabinsk. "R2" now has 48 penalty minutes through 8 games this season. [url=vasily-koshechkin]Vasily Koshechkin[/url] improved to 4-2-1 on the year beating Salavat Yulayev 2-1 in overtime. After a rough start to the year, Koshechkin has now trimmed his GAA down to 2.25. Kazan crushed Novosibirk 6-3 with Dimitri Kazionov scoring a goal for Ak Bars. The elder Kazionov now has 2 goals and 4 points in 10 games played.
Submitted by chad on September 29, 2006 - 13:40
The Springfield Falcons released their lineup for tonightâ€™s preseason opener against the Hartford Wolfpack (New York Rangers). The 20 players suiting up for the Falcons include:
Submitted by chad on September 29, 2006 - 13:31
The Springfield Falcons have announced that defensemen Andy Delmore and Matt Smaby, and winger Mitch Fritz were reassigned to the Falcons today by the Lightning. Both Delmore and Fritz would have had to clear waivers for this to happen, so it appears they both cleared. Still up in the air is the status of winger Norm Milley, who was not practicing with the Lightning today (per Erik Erlendsson of the Tribune), but was also not mentioned in the Falcons release. Edit: The [i]Tampa Tribune[/i] is reporting Tampa now has 23 players in camp, so it appears Milley is staying around a little bit more. Delmore, the reigning AHL Defenseman of the Year, will immediately improve the backline of the Falcons.
Submitted by chad on September 29, 2006 - 11:26
In his blog today, Erik Erlendsson reports the following players took to the ice for practice today, indicating what the final roster will look like: Vaclav Prospal - Vincent Lecavalier - Ruslan Fedotenko Dmitry Afanasenkov - Brad Richards - Martin St. Louis Ryan Craig - Andreas Karlsson - Nikita Alexeev Nick Tarnasky - Tim Taylor - Eric Perrin (No mention of Rob DiMaio, who is out indefinately with a Grade 2 concussion) Filip Kuba - Dan Boyle Nolan Pratt - Cory Sarich Doug Janik - Luke Richardson (Paul Ranger did not skate today) Marc Denis Johan Holmqvist
Submitted by pete on September 28, 2006 - 21:12
[url=http://www.tboblogs.com/index.php/sports/related/C189/]On his blog, Erik Erlendsson speculates[/url] that Doug Janik will make the Lightning's opening night roster and that Andy Delmore may have possibly been put through waivers today with a view toward reassigning him to Springfield. He goes on to say that [url=matt-smaby]Matt Smaby's[/url] positive impression in camp may have vaulted him to the head of the line among potential callups.