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.
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?