Editor's note: A previous version of this story had Kurt Russell's name spelled incorrectly.
THUNDER ENFORCER INJURED
Add tough guy Jason Goulet to the list of injured Thunder players.
The 6-foot-5 defenseman, who is second on the team in penalty minutes with 44, will miss the Thunder's challenging road trip, which begins with a game at Odessa on Thursday night.
Coach Kevin McClelland declined to specify the injury and how long he expects Goulet to be out.
Matt Hubbauer, who has played just two games, apparently won't be back anytime soon. McClelland said that Hubbauer, expected to be one of the team's top offensive players, is suffering from the effects of a concussion and won't return "for a while yet."
Defenseman Daniel Tetrault, out with a leg injury, will begin skating later in the week, McClelland said.
"He's close (to returning)," McClelland said. "He's just got to get his legs back now."
Finally, defenseman Kory Scoran is ill but expected to play.
* Marc-Antoine Gelinas and Peter Delmas are on the road trip, leaving Marty Magers the odd man out again. Magers (3-1, 2.48 GAA) was inactive for both games over the weekend. "His role is the same as when he came to camp: He needs to go in and play strong when he gets the opportunity," McClelland said. "He's an older guy. He wants what's best for the team. He knows he'll get his opportunity."
* Gelinas (4-1) is third in the league in goals-against at 2.00.
* Steve Kaunisto leads the CHL at plus-12.
Newcomer Matt Robinson apparently felt immediately comfortable joining a line with Jesse Bennefield and Aaron Davis. He had three goals, including one on the power play, in his first two games in Wichita. He was very active, forcing at least two turnovers in the neutral zone in Saturday's loss. "He's a good, strong skater. Big body. He can shoot the puck," McClelland said. "In today's game, you gotta be a two-way player, and he does that. He jerks pucks loose, and on that line, they can turn it the other way in a hurry."
On Tuesday, McClelland reiterated his plan to change personnel on the team's power play. The unit is 14th in the 18-team league at 13.6 percent. "I'm not gonna put guys out there if the results aren't there," he said.
TAP OF THE STICK
The Thunder is bringing a little hockey humor to the games by playing the viral hit of a 4-year-old boy imitating the famous locker room speech delivered by Herb Brooks (Kurt Russell in the movie "Miracle on Ice") before the U.S.-Soviet Union game in Lake Placid.
Number of shots the Thunder is allowing per game, good for second in the CHL.
HE SAID IT
"We get the big boys now."
—McClelland after the Thunder's shootout loss to Bloomington on Saturday. The Thunder plays at Odessa (2-9-1 but underrated, according to McClelland) on Thursday and at Allen (11-2) on Friday