Forward Bobby Hughes is back with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers after being away from the team following his Nov. 4 arrest on two sexual-act charges dating back to his time with the Albany River Rats.
According to Mike Fornabaio of the Connecticut Post, Hughes took part in Friday's morning skate at BST's practice facility in Shelton, Conn., and declined comment when approached afterward.
"It's good for him to be with his teammates," coach Jack Capuano said. "It's the best place for him right now."
Hughes was expected to accompany Bridgeport to road games in Springfield on Friday and tonight against the Adirondack Phantoms at the Glens Falls Civic Center (7 p.m.). The Sound Tigers host Portland on Sunday.
The 22-year-old Hughes was arraigned Thursday in Albany on charges he sexually attacked a victim in Bethlehem last October. Hughes, who posted $50,000 bail and was forced to temporarily give up his passport, has denied through his lawyers having sexual contact with the alleged victim.