Goalie Darcy Kuemper was back for practice Tuesday, after
spending the weekend with the Minnesota Wild for games against the Kings and
the Ducks. Kuemper didn’t play for the Wild but he got to experience the NHL
for two days, and will “probably” get the start tomorrow against Stockton,
Reign coach Jason Christie said.
Philippe Seydoux (flu) was the only player not on the ice.
Apparently the flu has hit a few players, as road trips to Alaska always have
potential to turn a slight cough into a mild epidemic. No word yet on Seydoux’s
availability for tomorrow.
Got our first look at Tristan King, the Dallas Stars prospect
who was assigned to the Reign prior to the Alaska trip. King, who had one goal
and two assists in the three-game series, “is a player that has just got to
push himself a little bit, Christie said. “His skill is something that he’s -
that’s what he’s got, but he’s got to come in and play both ends of the ice
King skated with Brady Calla and Matt Tassone over the
weekend, but not Tuesday.
Dylan Yeo was wearing a red (non-contact) jersey and
participated in nearly all aspects of practice, but it doesn’t look like he’ll
be back tomorrow. If that’s the case, expect defenseman JP Cote to wear a
letter again – just not the captain’s “C” he wore in Alaska. The team didn’t
have an “A” to stitch on the road sweaters; otherwise Cote would have worn one.
He’ll get one tomorrow with the Reign at home.
Pick up tomorrow’s editions of the Sun and Daily Bulletin if you want to read about the emergence of the team’s leading scorer.
Here were the line rushes and defense pairs in practice:
Geoff Irwin – C.J. Stretch – Derek Couture
Francois Brisebois – Matt Tassone – Brady Calla
Chris Cloud – Kyle Kraemer – J.D. Watt
Tristan King – Bill Bagron – Shayne Neigum
Mike Montgomery – Dylan Yeo
Steven Tarasuk – JP Cote
Vincent LoVerde - Chris Huxley
Adrian Van De Mosselaer – Pat Bowen