Manchester update

The Manchester Monarchs split two games over the weekend, losing 2-0 to the Norfolk Admirals on Saturday and beating the Hershey Bears 2-1 on Sunday.

On Saturday, Jeff Zatkoff stopped 37 of 38 shots and Norfolk’s second goal came late, with the Manchester net empty.

On Sunday, Jonathan Bernier stopped 34 of 35 shots to improve to 3-0 this season (Manchester is 3-1). Oscar Moller and Brandon Segal scored goals, and Justin Azevedo had an assist. Moller has two goals and two assists in four games.

Rich Clune played Saturday but did not play Sunday. Kim Mueller, the Monarchs’ public relations director, said in an email that Monarchs coach Mark Morris “wanted to give Clune another day to rest and heal” from the groin injury that sidelined him, and that Clune will “be ready for Friday’s game.” That would seem to indicate that Clune is staying put for a while, although minor-league teams can only plan to the extent that NHL teams allow them…

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