The first post-lockout dominoes are starting to fall. Jon Blum tweeted that he’s ‘packing’. And two skaters have been called up to the Admirals from the ECHL.
And Victor Bartley looks sharp in a blue blazer. Just saying.
About the callups — Welcome back defenseman Anthony Bitetto. After starting the season in MKE, he then spent 23 games in Cincy, sporting a goal, two assists, and a -6 defensive rating. It’s the ECHL…I don’t read too much into the -6. But with Ryan Ellis and Blum likely Nashville bound, and with Ekholm out for a bit, I think we’ll be seeing a fair amount of Bitetto for awhile.
Forward Andre Bouvet-Morrissette is also on his way back to Milwaukee. He’s been injured a bit down in Cincy, but had an assist in 14 games. Those stats probably don’t knock anybody’s socks off. But last year in the Quebec junior league? Over a point per game, leading the Drummondville Voltigeuers in scoring as a 20 year old. He was with Milwaukee’s training camp, so he got some time with the coaching staff. So that should hopefully be helpful in getting him where he needs to be before the three-in-three this weekend.
And one more for the road…Whoop-em Vic-tor Bart-ley style.