Tonight is the first preseason game for the Barracuda. A chance for the ‘Cuda brass to make a determination on the young prospects, PTOs, and older vets — who’ll be suiting up for the team, who’ll get contracts, and who’ll be heading down to ECHL or released.
A lot riding on the game that doesn’t mean anything in the standings.
On the Heat side, expect PTO Taylor Doherty (late of Worcester Sharks) to potentially be in the line up.
Post game thoughts
Nikita Jevpalovs didn’t even play the game as he was hit in the head with a puck during warmups. Petter Emanuelsson didn’t play the whole game after a big check; he did score the first goal in the game.
Very chippy game. Especially with lots of folks playing for an AHL contract, on both sides.