Reign: Cook in; Briggs update.

Dennis Cook has been signed as the emergency backup to Jeff Zatkoff for tonight’s game in Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Kellen Briggs got the start last night for the AHL’s Portland Pirates (against former NHL netminder Danny Sabourin of the Springfield Falcons), and gave up a goal to (former NHL center) Gilbert Brule among three by Springfield in the first 23 minutes.

He then settled down and didn’t allow another goal until overtime, as the Pirates lost 4-3. Briggs finished with 19 saves on 23 shots — in all, not a bad debut.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.