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Friday, February 5, 2010

Nie to start for Aeros in Milwaukee tonight

Well, Josh Harding's injury finally opened a door for Barry Brust to stick with the Aeros for a spell, but it looks like his homecoming will entail riding the pine, at least for tonight (though I'd guess tomorrow night, too).

The laceration on his leg from Wednesday, which required 30-some stitches, is just too sore for him play. As such, the team has signed a PTO with Ryan Nie, who has played 21 games this season for the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings, earning a 2.80 GAA and .91 save percentage in that time.

He's even faced Brust in the ECHL this season and ended up winning the game off a 9-round shootout in which only 1 goal was allowed of the 18 shots. Awwww. Git out. That's a tough one.

T3I has confirmed that Nie will get the start tonight, and Andrew will be on a little later with more info, so stay tuned.

As an added note, Max Noreau's x-rays came up negative, so while he won't be with the team this weekend, he also won't be out for 6-8 weeks healing a broken arm. That would have been a devastating blow to this team, so drink your milk, kids, and keep those bones strong.

11 comments:

FinnAir said...

Or eat your leafy green vegetables and broccoli, kids, get some K vitamin as bonus from that and save a few cows.
Just like Georges Laraque does.
http://www.georgeslaraque.com/default.asp?mn=1.39.100

Forecheck said...

Oh, well ... so much for this weekend. At least I won't have to endure it live and in-person.

Forecheck said...

I'm also left wondering why, if there was no ECHL goalie available, did they have to go all the way down to the UHL's (or whatever the United League calls themselves now) K-Wings to find someone on two days' notice? Nobody available in the CHL, either??

Ms. Conduct said...

K-Wings are ECHL

Forecheck said...

Are you sure?

Word verification "swera" - As in "I swera da K-Wings have been UHL since dey left da old IHL".

FinnAir said...

You'll have to wait 20 years for the new UHL, the old UHL became the new IHL in 2007. First season for the K-Wings in ECHL (formerly known as the East Coast Hockey League).

Ms. Conduct said...

Unless ECHL teams play interleague games with the IHL or UHL or whatever, then yes, I'm sure. :) I've watched them play against Barry. In fact, Chicago Blackhawks hotshot Kris Versteeg's little brother plays for them (or played... I think he got called up, but I don't know if it stuck).

B2Bomber said...

Wasn't pretty last night. I hope Barry, Josh, Backstrom, somebody gets healthy otherwise it's going to be another loooonnnnnnngggg night tonight.

Forecheck said...

Ms. and Finn :

How dare the ECHL not copy me on the memo about the K-Wings..... makes me feel unimportant....

artandhockey said...

OMG I found a "Dimples" portrait pin in Florida...now to wear this proudly, even if he was NOt in NHL goal LOL.

John Royal said...

Forecheck...welcome to my world ;-)