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Friday, November 27, 2009

Jaime Sifers recalled to Minnesota

The Aeros lost Jamie Fraser and Max Noreau to injury Wednesday night in Hamilton. Now, they'll be without Jaime Sifers, who was recalled to the Minnesota Wild today.

The Wild had to put disappointing forward Martin Havlat and slumping defenseman Brent Burns on injured reserve. Neither of them contributed all that much when they were healthy, so there is no rush to get them back on the ice.

Sifers is the latest Aero to get a chance to skate with the Wild. Robbie Earl is still in St. Paul, and joins Danny Irmen and Nathan Smith, who were both recently called up, but since have been returned.

Constantine sounded confident that Fraser should be able to go tonight against the Crunch, but Noreau's injury could keep him out of action for some time. I should get another report on that injury after the game this evening.

After this weekend's games against Syracuse and Toronto, the Aeros will get a nice break until next week when it plays a home and home against the Rampage.

Miscellaney ...

Speaking of the Rampage (who just got talented goalie Justin Pogge from ECHL Bakersfield) Aeros fans really need to cheer for the Admirals to keep that winless streak alive in the Alamo City. If San Antonio wins, the Aeros will be playing a talented Rampage team that will start believing in itself again.

But, man, if San Antonio loses against Milwaukee this weekend, that will be the team's second straight WINLESS MONTH of November. That just does not happen. You accidentally win two games a month ...

I have no idea how to explain what has happened there. That is too good a team to go o-for-11 in the win dept.


artandhockey said...

It is going to be a hard 'crunch' when Aeros play without Sifers AND Noreau, plus the other injured suspects on the list. However good luck to Sifers up in the cold North.
And Fraser may or may not be ready...BIG SIGHS.
Re Rampage: with a 'new' coach, a 'new' goalie and some fresh new bodies skating... maybe their luck will turn. It has to be so 'discombombulating' for a team when all seemingly falls apart.

Sundays in Sec 109 said...

Is it time to throw out the net to catch a Hrkac?

ICEVET said...

Re: Miscellany.....outsourcing a netminder and shaking down the coaching staff were 2 of the early management actions anticipated from the SSE (smart money) ownership group (Re: my comments to your 11/22 Post-"What the hell is going on in SA").

Unfortunately, on short-notice at this point in the season, SA must settle for "half-steps": (1) unable to source a Glen Gulutzan-type (Texas Stars) Head Coach replacement from the ECHL and (2) unable to source a Matt Climie-type goalie from the ECHL. Hopefully, Justin Pogge can help the Team.

Few doubt that SA is deep in offensive talent, even after the recent (4) out-transfers, but unanswered questions remain about the Character of this Team and the effectiveness of its SYSTEM.

B2Bomber said...

Watched the Wild game with CO. I thought Sifers played well. He did what was necessary and was able to make some good things happen. Earl is still playing hard as well and had a couple of chances to put a rebound in.