After eight minutes and 32 seconds of National Hockey League ice time suiting up for the Nashville Predators, forward Ryan Thang was returned to Milwaukee Tuesday.
Thang’s NHL debut came Monday night at the United Center against the Chicago Blackhawks. However, Milwaukee’s leading goal scorer failed to record his first NHL point.
The 5-4 overtime loss also just happened to be in Thang’s hometown–not a bad way to get an NHL start.
During Thang’s brief time with the Predators, the Admirals dropped a 5-3 decision at home to Texas Sunday afternoon. Certainly Milwaukee could have used Thang, who also leads the Admirals in plus/minus with a positive eight rating.
Thang should be in the Admirals’ lineup for Milwaukee’s first ever AHL contest Friday night against the 6-3-1 Charlotte Checkers–the current Midwest Division Leaders.
So Roundtable…Feel free to welcome back Ryan Thang, and does anyone else other than me still find it weird that Charlotte is in the Midwest Division?