According to the AHL transactions page, the Milwaukee Admirals have parted ways with veteran defenseman Scott Ford. There hasn’t been any official statement made in regards to this roster move from the team but perhaps that will come in the morning.
Ford was the Admirals all-time leader in AHL games played until Mark Van Guilder topped him this season. Van Guilder has played 381 games for the Admirals over the course of seven different seasons. Ford has played 378 games with the Admirals -also- over the course of seven different seasons.
I suspect that Ford, like Gary Steffes before him, is set to join his previous ECHL team for the start of the Kelly Cup playoffs. The Admirals playoff hopes are no more. Both were effectively here on loan to help give the team a boost. Now the time has come to give them an opportunity to play more games and crucial ones at that in a playoff environment.
Steffes recorded power-play goal in the Allen Americans’ opening win yesterday and has scored again tonight. In total competitions, Steffes has scored 50 goals for his 2014-15 campaign.
Should Ford be joining his ol’ ECHL team the release Wednesday night allows him to get back just in time for the South Carolina Stingrays playoff opener on Friday night. I’d expect that to be the case and, I don’t know about you, but with no Cincinnati Cyclones in the playoffs I’m desperately pulling for a 2015 Kelly Cup Final that pits the Americans (Steffes) against the Sringrays (Ford).