We have a roster move to announce this afternoon. The Milwaukee Admirals have just recalled center Paul Crowder from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
This season with the Cyclones he has played in 42 games and is second on the team with 30 points (11 goals, 19 points). This will be his second rodeo with the Admirals. He was called up late last season: 5 games and 2 assists… 1 playoff game and 1 assist. He will be the first Admiral since Brad Winchester last season to wear the #11.
The move comes after a game that saw both Joonas Rask and Austin Watson get hurt. Rask injured his left shoulder and didn’t return in the third period. Watson hurt his left knee but continued on – playing the rest of the game. It should be more revealing as to who is more hurt come tomorrow night’s game. And, just because Crowder is a center, I wouldn’t say that would mean Watson is the one worse off. If you remember, Rask missed time not too long ago with an injury to that very same shoulder. He missed 8 games with his initial shoulder injury.
What do you make of this move? Right call from Cincinnati?