The Admirals made another roster move today, bringing up defenseman Taylor Aronson from Cincy in the ECHL.
So why is he getting the call today after the other call-ups earlier this week?
The first thing that comes to my mind is that Captain Mike Moore may just not be ready to go on Friday, recovering from his injury.
Because if Moore isn’t ready to go, we kind of need another guy.
Here are our defensive soldiers:
Mike Moore (injured)
Mattias Ekholm (injured)
And now, Taylor Aronson.
So yeah…If Moore isn’t ready to go, expect Aronson to play tomorrow against Peoria. Because he needs to.
If Moore IS ready to go, I imagine Aronson is here for the weekend, just in case something happens to one of the other guys. It’s another 3-in-3 this weekend. Fresh legs may not be the worst thing in the world to have come Sunday afternoon.
Or maybe he’s here to stay? Maybe they’ll rotate the young guys? We’ll see.
But the back end of the defensive corps? Young. 31 games of AHL experience between the three of them, with Aronson actually being the veteran of the group, skating in 14 games last season with Milwaukee.
So this will be a good test this weekend for the young guys. If they don’t pass, it may be time to find some PTO-help until the injury bug goes away.