AHL Read This: Devils Gelinas back in NHL, Bruins charting Malcolm Subban, Marlies’ Jerry D’Amigo

A look into the world of the American Hockey League outside of just the normal game re-caps.

AHL announces suspensions

From theAHL.com

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced the following suspensions:

Rockford IceHogs defenseman Theo Peckham has been suspended for two (2) games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game vs. Milwaukee on Feb. 22.  Read more…

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Team effort required to prep The Q

Matthew Florjancic, WKYC8:07 p.m. EST February 25, 2014

As the home of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers and Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, Quicken Loans Arena is a busy place, and Tuesday is a perfect example of just how crazy things can get at “The Q.”

At 10:45 a.m., the Monsters began a hockey game against the Texas Stars, and by 1 p.m., the teams had finished play. Then, began the work to convert Quicken Loans Arena from an ice rink to a basketball floor.

And by 5 p.m., The Q was ready for the Cavaliers’ game against the Toronto Raptors at 7 p.m. Following the Cavaliers’ game, the crew will again be put to work to tear down the basketball floor and prepare for Wednesday night’s hockey game. Read More…

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AHL team says no to Glens Falls

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm  •  MAURY THOMPSON — Thompson@poststar.com

GLENS FALLS — The American Hockey League ownership group that Glens Falls officials exchanged contract proposals with has decided not to relocate to the city, Mayor John “Jack” Diamond said Monday.

“The team has decided to stay in their present location on an extended contract,” he said in an interview at City Hall.

The development leaves city officials with little chance of having an AHL tenant at the Glens Falls Civic Center next season, but city officials haven’t given up hope, Diamond said. Read More…

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Johnson City native Jerry D’Amigo tearing it up for Toronto as Binghamton Senators roll into town

Posted on February 24, 2014 by mweinste

Johnson City native Jerry D’Amigo is certainly making a case for another callup to the National Hockey League.

D’Amigo and his Toronto Marlies host the Binghamton Senators on Wednesday morning at 11, and D’Amigo has been lighting it up recently. He has seven goals and two assists in his past seven games, including four multi-point games.

The Marlies have a 5-2-0-0 record in its past seven games are in first place in the American Hockey League North Division with a 31-17-2-2 record. Read More…

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Back with Devils, Eric Gelinas ‘looked like NHL defenseman’ to AHL coach

Devils Gelinas back in NHL

Devils Gelinas back in NHL after 2 week stint in NHL

By Randy Miller/NJ.com 

NEWARK – Devils fans can rejoice because your wish has been granted: Rookie defenseman Eric Gelinas is back in the NHL after a 3 ½-week demotion to the American Hockey League.

What does this mean?

Well, for starters, the Devils’ power play, a weapon for most of the season with Gelinas firing rocket slappers from the point and terrible the last few games without him, probably will instantly improve. Jersey was 0 for 12 on power plays playing without Gelinas in their last four games before the Olympic break after going 8 for 20 in their previous six games with the 6-foot-4 blueliner in the lineup. Read More…

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Bruins charting the progress of goalie prospect Malcolm Subban

 | Feb 24, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

Like most young goalies moving from the world of junior hockey to the professional levels, Malcolm Subban possesses raw skill and ability. Now it’s a matter of developing that skill and adding the quality of better positional play, which is happening right now in the American Hockey League.

Subban, the Boston Bruins’ first-round pick, 24th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, has played in 21 games this season with the Providence Bruins, and is among the top-10 AHL goalies in goals-against average (2.27) and save percentage (.921). Read More…

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Lightning Claim Mike Kostka off Waivers from Blackhawks

From Hockey Fights.com Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 2014

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced today.

Kostka, 28, has skated in nine games with the Blackhawks this season, posting two goals and three points to go along with eight penalty minutes. He scored his first career NHL goal on October 19, 2013 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 6-foot-1, 210-pound defenseman has also appeared in two games with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League this season, recording an assist and a +3 rating. Read More…

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