Barons notebook: Alex Plante returns, will start in AHL All-Star Game

Oklahoma City defenseman will be in the starting lineup as well as Barons teammate Philippe Cornet. Goaltender Yann Danis and winger Ryan Keller will also play in the All-Star game in Atlantic City, N.J.
RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Published: January 27, 2012
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Barons defenseman Alex Plante was in the starting lineup Friday for the first time since suffering a concussion Dec. 26 when playing for Edmonton. Plante had an assist and three shots on goal during Friday night's 5-2 win over the Houston Aeros at the Cox Center.

“He probably could've gone last weekend if we were at home,” Barons coach Todd Nelson said. “We wanted to make sure he was fully ready to go.”

Thursday, Plante and Barons winger Philippe Cornet were named starters for Monday's American Hockey League All-Star Game in Atlantic City, N.J.

Cornet and Plante will be joined by goaltender Yann Danis and winger Ryan Keller in representing the Barons in the game. Nelson will coach the Western Conference team.

The Barons will have an All-Star watch party at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Northwest Expressway. The game begins at 6 p.m.

THREE STARS

1. Taylor Chorney, Barons

The defenseman assisted on a pair of goals — Mark Arcobello's first-period power play goal and Teemu Hartikainen's score early in the second.

2. Mark Arcobello, Barons

Arcobello scored a power-play goal early and added an empty-netter to give the Barons a 5-2 victory margin.

3. Josh Green, Barons



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