It looks as if the entire Milwaukee Admirals defensive corps is getting back to 100% healthy. Johan Alm and Jimmy Oligny returned not too long ago and, last night, Joe Piskula came back from injury as well. Jonathan Diaby missed last night’s game after being lit up in a bout with Daniel Maggio in Lake Erie on Wednesday night but seemed to be in good spirits after Friday’s game.
With all this in mind the Admirals have assigned Garrett Noonan to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. This season he has played 6 games at that level, only has an assist as far as offense is concerned, has a plus/minus rating of -2, 6 penalty minutes, and is averaging 2 shots on goal per game.
Noonan has actually played really well when given the opportunity with the Admirals. In 38 games of work at the AHL level he has 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists), a plus/minus rating of +5, and 15 penalty minutes. The downside to his reassignment will obviously be not maintaining an AHL role. The upside is that he’ll get to log far more minutes with Cincinnati than he ever would have in Milwaukee. Staying fresh, sharp, and ready in the off-chance another injury bug crops up again is the plus of having a guy like Noonan waiting in the wings while playing more in the ECHL.