UPDATE, 10 a.m.: For the second time in a month, Ryan Callahan has been sent down to Hartford, with Nigel Dawes and Greg Moore both back on their way up. Callahan, of course, never actually made it to Hartford when he was sent down on paper the first time. But as he’s struggled to score since returning from his knee injury, it’s safe to say he’ll be going there for sure this time.Â
OK, we’re back from our hiatus while we tended to the not-so-insignificant duties of helping bring a new life into the world. As you might imagine, things at Blog Headquarters are more hectic than ever, but the good news is as of this writing, my two-and-a-half-year old has yet to go all Chris Simon on his new baby brother.
Stay tuned, though, because those two are far from finished.
As for you readers, your kind words and comments mean more than you’ll ever know. Some of you I know personally and some I don’t. But the fact that all of you were so enthusiastic about Little Will’s arrival proves hockey fans have their hearts in the right places after all.
I also appreciate your patience since my personal reality over the past few weeks has come at the expense of my efforts here. I’ll be honest when I say I’m still probably going to be busier than I’ve ever been in the weeks and months to come. But the good news is covering hockey rarely feels like work, and I’m anxious to get back to it regardless.
In fact, at one point while my wife was in labor on Thursday night, a moment of temporary insanity took over and I wanted to put the Rangers-Canucks game on the hospital TV. I fortunately muzzled myself before I even suggested as much. Because if I did, I’d be probably asking one of you for a couch to sleep on.
So there you have it. Since Will just arrived home from the hospital yesterday, I’m taking one more day off before returning to work tomorrow. But my colleague Brian Heyman will be covering practice for me today, and I’ll be sure to pass along whatever updates he provides.