The Aeros announced today they got Dubielewicz back from Minnesota. Don't expect him to start tonight. The defensive corps(e) (pun!) is very depleted right now, so the team signed Brandon Straub from the CHL Allen Americans. Straub has seen a dozen or so games (in the last two years) with the Quad City Flames and the Lake Erie Monsters.
He was also a teammate of Chad Rau when the two were at Colorado College back in 06-07. The infamous Jimmy Kilpatrick was also on that team. I knew that name sounded familiar, so I did some research ... and, as it turns out, Straub was in training camp for the Texas Stars during the preseason. He is the guy that floated a lazy shot from the blue line that clipped off Dubielewicz' glove and went into the net for a soft goal and a 1-0 lead. The Aeros eventually won that game 3-2 in the shootout. (Do you remember that? This team used to win those.)
Switching gears, Andy Hilbert has been practicing and could make his long-awaited return after being out since December with a concussion. D-man Ryan Lannon, also out with a concussion, is not close to returning.
See you at the rink tonight.