Well, that didn’t take too long. The Milwaukee Admirals have recalled defenseman Jimmy Oligny from the Cincinnati Cyclones after loaning him to their ECHL affiliate prior to the start of the weekend.
Oligny did suit up for the Cyclones regular season opener last night. The Cyclones won 5-1 over the Toledo Walleye and Oligny was caught for three minor penalties in the contest: roughing and two seperate cross-checking minors.
With how a few Admirals defensemen have performed in the opening two-games it does make sense for the Admirals to have at least one optional player in camp to rotate and cause actual competition to earn their spot in the lineup. The Admirals played their last game with a bare bones six defensemen setup as opposed to opening night when both Oligny and Garrett Noonan were healthy scratches in Chicago. The next game is Tuesday on the road against the Iowa Wild. I wouldn’t be that surprised to see Oligny reintroduced to the lineup considering his recall.