It’s been quite a busy week for both Albany and its parent club. Playing a little catchup here:
-Sunday afternoon was the annual Booster Club Charity Bowlathon with the team, an event I look forward to every year. It’s the one day you get to hang out with the team and be like one of the guys instead of a fan (at least in my opinion anyway). Everyone was present except for four: Matt Anderson and Nathan Perkovich (who I haven’t seen in over a week…I’m guessing both are sick?), Jay Leach, and Peter Harrold, who was supposed to be on my set of lanes. When I mentioned it to Jeff Frazee (who was also on my lane), he said he was called up to New Jersey. I knew someone on defense had to go up with Henrik Tallinder going down 4 to 6 weeks, but usually Alexander Urbom would get the call (he already made a couple appearances earlier in the season with New Jersey). Matt Corrente and Steve Bernier both participated, and I noticed no cast on Bernier’s hand, so it looks like both are close to returning. As for the event itself…as usual an awesome time, thanks to all who helped put it together.
-Earlier in the day (just after I posted the weekly recap…of course), leading scorer Steve Zalewski was sent down from New Jersey after appearing in 7 games, registering no points.
-Monday it was announced that defenseman Matt Taormina, the lone Devil All-Star representative, would not be participating in the AHL All Star festivities due to still being on recall. Taking his place will be Alexander Urbom, the only Devil player to partake in any kind of All Star festivities over the next few days. Unless N.J. Devil or Devil Dawg try to get into a competition…
-Just announced today (and a piece of news from yesterday), with the NHL All Star Break starting up, three players are coming down for the weekend: Harrold, Taormina, and forward Jacob Josefson. With a big two game set this weekend against Binghamton and Adirondack, I’ll take all the extra help.
(P.S. Wondering what my title means? It’s NYS Thruway exit numbers: 15 is for Northern NJ, 23 is for downtown Albany.)