The Milwaukee Admirals announced this afternoon that Zach Budish will be assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. This roster move comes as a result of the addition of Rich Clune to the Admirals after he cleared waivers and joined the team yesterday.
Budish has 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 6 games this season with the Admirals. He has performed on the team’s fourth line with Joe Pendenza and Frederick Gaudreau. He’ll be joining a Cyclones team that he played 16 games with at the end of last season and scored 9 points (3 goals, 6 assists). Budish also was with the Cyclones for their outstanding playoff run, played in 24 playoff games, scored 11 points (6 goals, 5 assists), and came up just short of winning the Kelly Cup with Cincinnati.
As for Clune, expect him to factor into this weekend’s games against the Chicago Wolves. He has 275 games of AHL experience to his name. His last career AHL game was with the Manchester Monarchs on 1/11/13. He had four shots on goal in that game and, interestingly enough, a two-minute penalty for diving to go along with a play where he was slashed by Tim Sestito.
Thought’s on this roster move? Was Zach Budish the right candidate to be assigned to the ECHL to make room for Rich Clune? What are your expectations of Clune’s time with the Admirals?