In the coming weeks Milwaukee Admirals coach Dean Evason might have another forward at his disposal. Today the team announced that Patrick Cehlin would be assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
As Daniel Lavender reported on Sunday, the spark plug forward is currently working on regaining his fitness as he recovers from off-season hip surgery. With Milwaukee’s forwards plenty stockpiled at present, Cehlin is now on his way to the Queen City to accelerate his recovery and log his first games of the 2014-15 hockey season.
The Stockholm, Sweden native is in his third minor league season within the Nashville Predators organization, accumulating 41 assists and 56 points in 108 American Hockey League contests in the two years prior.
Coach Dean Evason had this say about the bout, via Lavender’s Admirals Roundtable recap:
“There is no way that Patrick Cehlin cuts his tie-down,” exclaimed Evason. “He’s never been in a fight. They say that it came off too easy. Which is indication that they feel that we doctored it in some way. I don’t understand it.”
Cehlin was previously sent down to the ECHL for one game back in 2012-13, where he scored an empty net goal in a 3-1 win. The speedy Cehlin was Nashville’s fifth-round pick in 2010, chosen 126th overall. He could appear with the Cyclones as early as tonight as Cincinnati hosts Evansville, before a weekend series at the Indy Fuel.
So Roundtable . . . Is there a place for Patrick Cehlin with Milwaukee once he’s back up to full speed? Are you excited at the prospect of having him back in the near future?