FALCONS PRACTICE REPORT
November 29, 2011 - The Springfield Falcons returned to practice on Tuesday at the MassMutual Center after having an off day Monday. One question that needed to be answered on Tuesday was what do the Falcons do with three goaltenders on the roster? Allen York returned from Columbus and Manny Legace and Danny Taylor had both played well over the last month. After Tuesday's practice, it was announced that Taylor was released from his PTO.
Taylor was originally signed to a PTO on October 15, 2011 and he appeared in 10 games for the Falcons posting a record of 5-3-0 with a 2.58 goals against average and .914 save percentage. Taylor started last season in Springfield before finishing the campaign playing in Germany. He is in his sixth professional season and was originally a seventh round draft pick (221st overall) of the Los Angeles Kings in 2004.
No doubt it was a tough decision as Taylor, Legace and York have all put up very good numbers with the Falcons this year. The Falcons will now prepare for the weekend with Legace and York as their goaltending tandem. Legace has a 2.40 goals against average and .914 save percentage in eight games with Springfield, while York is 1-0 with a 2.87 goals against average and .907 save percentage in two games with the Falcons this year.
Nick Drazenovic and Martin St. Pierre both took the day off from skates on Tuesday as they are recovering from injuries.
The Falcons went through an intense 90-minute workout on Tuesday, clearly the team is focused on getting back on the winning track this weekend.