By Chris Block
Some quick notes leading into tonight’s game in Rockford between the IceHogs and Houston Aeros.
Brandon Pirri returns to the ‘Hogs lineup after missing the past seven games with a knee injury.
Orland Park, Illinois native and recent Chicago Blackhawks signing Terry Broadhurst will make his professional debut tonight. Broadhurst will at least start out on Brandon Pirri’s left wing.
Broadhurst is listed at 5-11 and 165 pounds and is a left-handed shot.
Mark McNeill and Kyle Beach will be kept together as they were most of Friday night. Rob Flick shifts from center to left wing on their line with Pirri getting back into the lineup.
Paul Zanette is out. He left last night’s game with an upper body injury late in the second period and did not return. He was favoring his right arm as he left the ice with the Rockford trainer.
Here are Rockford’s lineups and scratches for tonight’s game with the Houston Aeros
Rostislav Olesz – Pete Leblanc – Chris DiDomenico
Brandon Svendsen – Matt Fornataro – Jeremy Morin
Terry Broadhurst – Brandon Pirri – Philippe Paradis
Rob Flick – Mark McNeill – Kyle Beach
Ryan Stanton – Ben Youds
Joe Lavin – Brian Fahey
Shawn Lalonde – Connor Goggin
Carter Hutton (backup: Alexander Salak)
IceHogs consecutive games without a goal: Wade Brookbank (38), Simon Danis-Pepin (36), Shawn Lalonde (28), David Gilbert (23), Byron Froese (22), Joe Lavin (12), Paul Zanette (12*), Ben Youds (7), Kyle Beach (6), Chris DiDomenico (6), Philippe Paradis (6), Ryan Stanton (5), Brandon Svendsen (5), Connor Goggin (4*), Rob Flick (3), Matt Fornataro (2), Pete Leblanc (2), Ben Smith (2), David Toews (2*), Brandon Bollig (1), Mark McNeill (1*), Jeremy Morin (1), Brandon Pirri (1), Brian Fahey (-), Rostislav Olesz (-)
*Denotes no career AHL goal
IceHogs consecutive games without an assist: Simon Danis-Pepin (16), Brandon Bollig (15), Paul Zanette (12), Rob Flick (11), Shawn Lalonde (9), David Gilbert (8), Joe Lavin (6), Jeremy Morin (5), Connor Goggin (4*), Wade Brookbank (3), Brian Fahey (2), Byron Froese (2), Rostislav Olesz (2), Brandon Svendsen (2), David Toews (2*), Ben Youds (2), Matt Fornataro (1), Mark McNeill (1*), Philippe Paradis (1), Brandon Pirri (1), Ben Smith (1), Kyle Beach (-), Chris DiDomenico (-), Pete Leblanc (-), Ryan Stanton (-),
*Denotes no career AHL assist