It was cited in yesterday’s ECHL Transactions. Never hit the AHL Transactions Feed. But, huzzah, Aaron Sims‘ Game Day Preview for the Milwaukee Admirals confirms that Max Görtz is indeed back from his stint with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
Görtz played in the Admirals opening two games of the season and registered an assist on a Miikka Salomäki goal on the home opener. Afterwards, he along with fellow Swede Pontus Åberg were slapped with violating team rules and did not travel with the Admirals to Iowa for the third game of the season. Görtz was then assigned to the Cyclones of the ECHL in an effort to log more minutes.
How did Görtz do in his ECHL stint, you ask? He played just a single game, registered 2 shots on goal, wasn’t on the ice for any of the goals forced or allowed, and the Cyclones won 4-1. Perhaps Görtz ends up moving back to the Cyclones depending on how long Salomäki stays with the Predators – and for however long Viktor Arvidsson is staying with the Admirals for that matter. For now though, the Admirals do have an option at forward now with someone getting scratched tonight. I’d find it a touch odd if that man is Görtz considering they make this move today and the object was to get him playing time in Cincinnati – who next play Friday. It will be interesting to see what Dean Evason rolls with tonight. Speculation from me: why not put Görtz in the lineup over Jamie Devane? The Ads are going to need all the offensive firepower they have at their disposal tonight.