Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre
November 1, 2011
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Bombulie had a practice update today. The big news out of that is that Boris Valabik was put on waivers today for the purpose of being assigned to Wilkes-Barre / Scranton.
Jonathan also offered updates on the walking wounded including Geoff Walker (upper body) and Bryan Lerg (lower body) – Walker is day to day and Lerg was given a maintenance day.
The boys didn’t get back from Manchester until Sunday afternoon so Hynes gave them Monday off.
Whenever I hear “day to day” with a WBS player this normally means that they are out ten days. So taking this into account, Bombulie raised a practical question on slotting Valabik at forward. If so, it’d need to be in a fourth line checking role. First game of this experiment would be against Hershey, which is four lines dangerous. Not a risk I’d want to take.
Which leads me into my next point. You’d think reading what Jonathan wrote about slotting Valabik at forward I’d ask John Hynes about the proposition at tonight’s booster club meet and greet? Nope. That’s why I do something else for a living.
I chatted up Walker, Ryan Craig, Brian Day and others. They all looked fine and told me that they were fine. Only Keven Veilleux was on crutches but was in good spirits. I also said hello to Eric Tangradi who told me that the hit he took in Hershey a few weeks ago was the hardest he was ever hit in his hockey career.
Apologies in advance if you think I am rambling. There simply is nothing to blog about. I’m more active on Twitter. Follow me there if you haven’t already.
I’ll be back on point Friday with the standard Gameday post regarding the home game vs. Hershey.