Timmins Out As Team Heads To PA

ALBANY, NY — Coming off a dominating 6-2 win against the Syracuse Crunch, the Albany Devils turn their attention to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Devils will once again be in a must-win situation during Friday’s 7:05 pm contest at Mohegan Sun Arena.

During Wednesday’s win, which the Devils tied a franchise record with five goals during the third period, the team was without Scott Timmins. The Devils center sustained an injury during last Sunday’s 3-2 win at the Worcester Sharks.

“He has a broken hand,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky after Wednesday’s win. “He got hit actually on the last goal in Worcester. He got cross-checked down and it hit him in the glove. We had Monday off and it was just to the point where it was sore and he didn’t think it was anything bad, and came in, jumped on the ice yesterday and couldn’t hold his stick. We sent him for x-rays and just like that. He’ll be done for the remainder of this season and, certainly, moving forward, probably looking at at least three weeks.”

Timmins joins Graham Black and Kelly Zajac as the only unavailable players for Friday’s game.

They Said It

“I said it before yesterday’s game: everyone likes to play in big meaningful games. We are well past the point of realizing the situation we are in. These are big games. This where you want to see how guys respond and guys rise to the challenge. 

Rick Kowalsky

“We know that Friday’s the biggest game of the year and Saturday’s going to be the biggest game of the year.” 

Mike Sislo

“It’s frustrating not only last weekend, but there are some other moments throughout the year. A goal here or a goal there, or keeping one out of our net could put us in a different position. You make your bed and you sleep in it.” 

Tim Sestito

Practice Pics

Practice: Rick Kowalsky

Practice: Mike Sislo

Practice: Tim Sestito