Magnus Hellberg reassigned to Cincinnati


“I’M BACK.” (Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

Yesterday we had the great news that Magnus Hellberg has officially been given the green light to return to game action. We didn’t know where – but now we do. Hellberg has been reassigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.

This was a move that always made the most sense to me. Considering he has missed two months worth of games he needed to get back up to speed at the ECHL level rather than be thrown right into the fire with the Admirals.

This season he has played in 21 games and sports a record of 5-8-5-1 from games where he has earned a decision. He has a 2.82 goals against average, 0.911 save percentage, and is the lone Admiral outside of Scott Darling to have recorded a shutout.

This will not be the first trip to Cincinnati for Hellberg. Last season, in an effort to get him some time in net, he played in 2 games: 11/30/12 vs. Evansville… and 12/1/12 @ Toledo.

There’s no real time table as to when we should expect the decision between Hellberg versus Darling for the back up spot in Milwaukee. My guess is that road will be crossed once the four-game road trip ends. That would mean Hellberg would get 3 games with Cincinnati: 3/21/14 vs. Elmira… 3/22/14 vs. Elmira… and 3/26/14 @ Orlando.

The Admirals next home game is a week from this coming Friday and is against the Lake Erie Monsters. If I had to place a bet – my money is on Hellberg sitting on the bench in Milwaukee with Darling playing for the Cyclones that day.

This was the smart move to make right? Would you have preferred Magnus Hellberg to remain up with the Admirals? Do you think this return signals the end of Scott Darling’s time as an Admiral?

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5 Responses to Magnus Hellberg reassigned to Cincinnati

  1. Sioux62 says:

    Good for Magnus to finally get back in the net. Cincinnati has home games Friday and Saturday both against Elmira NY. Then they head south to Orlando FL. for a game on the 26th.

  2. A says:

    Keep darling, the numbers don’t lie

  3. SmoothJazZ85 says:

    hellberg needs playing time in cincy then call him he ready

  4. tjsharky says:

    A nice rehab stint in Cincinnati isn’t the worst idea. At this point in their respective developments, the Preds are probably one of the deepest franchises in net. Sending Hellberg down to ease his way back makes a ton of sense.

  5. tender fan says:

    I think it was a smart move to send Hellberg to Cincy. I agree with “A” the numbers don’t lie, and I think they should keep Darling and he should get more starts.We are in the push for the playoffs and I hope they keep him around because Darling has definitely been the most consistent goalie we have had this season.

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