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Blues Assign D Matt Kessel to T-Birds

AHL Springfield Thunderbirds February 26, 2024 - ST. LOUIS, MO - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the team has activated defenseman Justin Faulk from injured reserve (IR). Faulk has missed the past 12 games due to a lower-body injury. In addition, the team assigned defenseman Matthew Kessel to its AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. Kessel, 23, has recorded two assists and eight penalty minutes in 22 games for the Blues this season. The Phoenix, Arizona, native has also posted six points (two goal... Full Story

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Pesky Isles Get Better of T-Birds, 5-3

AHL Springfield Thunderbirds February 25, 2024 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (24-22-3-2) fell to the Bridgeport Islanders (16-28-6-1) on Sunday afternoon at Total Mortgage Arena by a final score of 5-3. Things appeared to be starting well for the T-Birds on this day, as Sam Bitten cashed in for his first career AHL goal at the 8:19 mark of the first period when he arrived at the top of the crease and jammed a Drew Callin centering pass through Henrik Tikkanen's legs to make it 1-0 for the visitors. Springfield increased the lead to 2-0 at 12:54 w... Full Story

T-Birds' Misfortune Spoils Dean's Dazzling Night

AHL Springfield Thunderbirds February 24, 2024 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Springfield Thunderbirds (24-21-3-2) battled back to even from a three-goal deficit, but could not complete a second comeback attempt in a 5-4 loss to the Providence Bruins (32-15-3-2) on Saturday night in front of yet another sellout crowd of 6,793 at the MassMutual Center. After Springfield's special teams had a prolific first period on Friday, the Bruins came out swinging with their specialty units on Saturday. On the game's first power play at 11:37, Jayson Megna and Georgii Merkulov made two... Full Story

Power Play Rekindles as T-Birds Dispatch Wolf Pack

AHL Springfield Thunderbirds February 23, 2024 - SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Springfield Thunderbirds (24-20-3-2) got a boost from their power play and outlasted the Hartford Wolf Pack (26-17-5-1) for a 6-3 win on Friday night before a fourth consecutive sellout crowd of 6,793 inside the MassMutual Center. The I-91 rivalry saw both teams come out swinging in more ways than one in a wild first period in front of the sold-out Thunderdome. A big hit by Jake Leschyshyn on Keean Washkurak awakened former Hartford blueliner Hunter Skinner, who set the tone with a definitive fig... Full Story

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