Phantoms-Falcons game suspended due to scary incident

On Sunday, Adirondack Phantoms defenseman Brandon Manning was party to something no player wishes will ever happen, even in the heat of battle, not to himself, a teammate, nor a member of the opposition. Manning and Falcons’ Wade MacLeod collided with 3:42 remaining in the second period of a game in Springfield, MA, one in which the Phantoms led by a 2-1 score. The force of the hit dropped MacLeod to the ice, and the 26-year-old winger suffered a seizure as a result of the impact, though not until he was skating back to the bench. He was carted off …

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Bryzgalov, McGinn fuel Flyers’ narrow win over Jets

Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 24 shots and Tye McGinn recorded the deciding goal early in the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers nipped the Winnipeg Jets by a 3-2 count on Tuesday night at a packed MTS Centre. “I want to play every game like it’s my last,” said McGinn. “Nothing is for certain in the NHL so I try to work hard every shift.” Brayden Schenn and Kimmo Timonen also lit the lamp, with Jakub Voracek adding a pair of assists for the Flyers, who recovered from a dispiriting 5-2 loss in Toronto on Monday to record their fourth win …

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Ullrich’s beauty gets Titans past Royals in OT

As the threat of severe weather loomed over New Jersey’s capital on Friday night, the Reading Royals and Trenton Titans resumed their rivalry in a taut, yet low-scoring contest which featured another thrilling finish beyond regulation. Ultimately, it was Mike Ullrich’s second goal of the night, coming at the 1:40 mark of overtime, which gave the hosts a 3-2 victory over their bitter division rivals. Ullrich, who in the third period extended his point streak to nine games with a tally, accepted a Chad Langlais pass, flew up the left-wing side then deked a Reading defenseman. He pulled the puck …

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Timonen to come back for one more year

There have been rumblings, which finally came true. The steadiest defenseman to patrol the Philadelphia Flyers blueline since Eric Desjardins has decided to return for one more season. Kimmo Timonen will be back in Orange and Black in 2013-14, thanks to a one-year deal worth $6,000,000. Eklund was first with the news, citing an undisclosed teammate on Wednesday night who hinted that the 37-year-old Finn was going to re-up. Timonen has contributed 28 goals and 211 points over 327 regular-season games since coming over in a July, 2007 deal, and has soldiered through a number of injuries as he has …

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Sim returns to Phantoms on PTO

A key component to the Phantoms’ last Calder Cup triumph returned to the organization on Thursday. Jon Sim, a journeyman player who has skated at multiple levels both in and out of North America, was signed to a professional tryout contract (PTO) by the Adirondack Phantoms. “I was in touch with (Paul) Holmgren through my agent. I was on a PTO with San Antonio and things were going good, they wanted to keep me, but the opportunity to come up here and to play in this organization…again…was a great opportunity for me.” Sim was released from a similar deal with …