The Aeros starting goalie Tuesday night against Hamilton will be .... Wade Dubielewicz. Why not go with the guy that just shut out one of the top offenses in minor league hockey? Well, Anton (and how could you not love this picture?) is on his way to St. Paul. Josh Harding is nursing a lower body injury, so it looks like Anton will backup Backstrom in Chicago.
Update: Sources say Brett Jaeger of the Texas Brahmas got the call, though it could be interesting, as he was booted from his game Saturday for spearing and might face a suspension. Not sure if a) he will be suspended or b) suspensions carry over leagues. We know they don't in baseball, thank you Manny Ramirez. Update to the update: Suspensions don't carry across leagues, so Jaeger's fine to dress for the Aeros.
Also, we noticed that Peter Kalus did not play in either game against the Rampage. He was just a healthy scratch Saturday, and Kevin Constantine said the team played one of its best games of the year. Because of that, they wanted to go with the same lineup for the rematch.
Kalus is definitely back in the lineup Tuesday against Hamilton.
I also wanted to report that the Aeros will be without gritty winger Pete Zingoni for at least the next home game and Cody Almond for several weeks, as he sustained a broken wrist. Zingoni's injury is as yet undisclosed, so that will be something to investigate either before or after the matchup against Hamilton.
The Bulldogs are the only team without a regulation defeat. They are good and already 2-0 on their three-game tour de Texas. To me a huge storyline tomorrow will be to see how Dubielewicz responds to Anton being called up.
He was supposed to be the No. 3 guy in the system, but has been outplayed so far by Khudobin. Dubielewicz has been good in his last two outings, so here's to hoping he takes the high road and responds like a pro.
Based on what I know about him so far, I don't expect anything else.
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