Pre-Game vs. St. John's 12/19
We'll get to lines and links in a moment, but first I wanted to pass along this video interview from this morning. Voice of the Phantoms Bob Rotruck caught up with Glens Falls' native son Shawn Weller, who had reportedly not traveled with the IceCaps on their road trip, at morning skate this morning.
Not traveling with the team, we learn, doesn't necessarily mean not traveling. Since he's injured, he got to come back to Glens Falls last Thursday and he's home through the holidays. So maybe you'll see him at the game tonight shaking hands or kissing babies or something like that in the stands.
No Zac Rinaldo or Shane Harper in the line-up tonight. They've got the flu, per the team. That drops the Phantoms down to 11 healthy forwards and seven defensemen. One of them, utility man Zack FitzGerald, returns to Adirondack's line-up as a forward. The Flyers also reassigned center Andrew Johnston, who skated this morning after missing time with a concussion, to the Phantoms, but The Trentonian's Mike Ashmore seems to believe that's a paper transaction to make room for Stephen Schultz on the team's injured reserve list. The ECHL has some pretty strict roster rules and there are no limits in the American Hockey League, so it makes sense for Johnston to spend some time here.
He is not playing, though. Full lines for both teams are below.
Referee: Terry Koharski, Geoff Miller. Linesmen: Mike Emanatian, Steeve Lemay.