Devils Quick Hits:
-Albany begins the week with a 29-25-5-6 mark, good for 69 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division, 6 points behind third place Springfield. That is also the same number of points they sit behind the Falcons for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East. They are 5 points behind 9th place Worcester and tied with 11th place St. John’s for points.
-For the second time this season, Albany is hitting the road minus Cam Janssen. On Tuesday, he was given a 2 game suspension by the AHL for a “interference incident” in Sunday’s game against Hartford (guessing by process of elimination it happened here).
-Kelly Zajac has officially been shut down for the season due to a nagging lower body injury.
-With two forwards out and Reece Scarlett recovering from the flu, Alexandre Carrier and Mike Keenan have been recalled from Orlando.
3/27 & 3/28, Games #66 & #67 at Norfolk
Where: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, VA.
When: 7:30 PM 3/27, 7:15 PM 3/28.
Season Series: Tied at 1.
Norfolk: 23-35-5-3, 54 points, 5th place in East Division, 15th in Eastern Conference
Admirals Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
2 players tied with 29 points
Jason LaBarbera, 8-15-6, 2.52 GAA; Ryan Faragher, 1-6-0, 3.19 GAA
-Norfolk finished a 1-6 road swing (the only win being the 1-0 victory in Albany on Wednesday) and comes home for a six game homestand, starting with a loss to the Checkers on Wednesday. They will only have one more home game as an AHL team, on April 17th against Lehigh Valley before finishing the year in Wilkes-Barre on the 18th.
-With a 3-2 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday, the Admirals are officially eliminated from Calder Cup contention, the first Eastern team to be out and the second in the league (Iowa was officially eliminated over the weekend).
-Norfolk will be without its lone All Star and one of its leading scorers Chris Wagner, who was recalled to Anaheim on Sunday.
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