Ellis to Miss Out on the AHL All Star Game; Sloan to Return

Though this news likely won’t come as a shock, Admirals defensemen Ryan Ellis will not be attending the 2012 American Hockey League All Star Classic Sunday and Monday due to his recall with Nashville.

Ellis and another Western Conference defenseman’s spot are being taken by Lake Erie’s Tyson Barrie and Rockford’s Brian Connelly. The other All Star additions are Casey Cizikas (Bridgeport) and Alexander Urbom (Albany) for the East and Peoria goaltender Ben Bishop, Toronto forward Ryan Hamilton, Rochester forward Zack Kassian, Oklahoma City forward Ryan Keller and Charlotte forward Chris Terry for the West.

The loss of Ellis leaves Milwaukee with just forward Chris Mueller representing the Admirals. Mueller is the AHL’s ninth leading goal scorer with 19 in 37 games played, just five off of Norfolk forward Cory Conacher’s league leading total of 24.

In other unrelated news Admirals defenseman Tyler Sloan has deemed himself fit to play and will be back in the Milwaukee lineup this weekend. Milwaukee has just one overtime win combined with three losses in four January games without Sloan. Sloan carries a team best +15 rating.

For more on Sloan check out my upcoming feature on MilwaukeeAdmirals.com.

6 thoughts on “Ellis to Miss Out on the AHL All Star Game; Sloan to Return”

  1. Are we getting anyone back this weekend? Last year, both Mueller and Halischuk were up in Nashville & were sent back down to play during the All Star weekend.

  2. Anyone check out what tickets are available for tonight’s game on Ticketmaster’s web site? Looks like there’s going to be a HUGE crowd! There’s very few seats left in the upper level… looks like the only sections they haven’t “opened” up for sale are the upper level sections behind the goal where the stage is, and the rest of the upper level sections all have only a handful of seats open in each. The Admirals posted on Twitter/Facebook that this will be their largest crowd since 2006! Going to be exciting!! Can’t wait for the game!

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