The Milwaukee Admirals have recalled Eric Robinson from his loan assignment to the team’s ECHL affiliate the Cincinnati Cyclones. The roster move comes ahead of the Admirals’ East Coast swing as they travel to face the Charlotte Checkers twice this weekend.
Robinson’s season has mainly been in the ECHL but he has taken that as an opportunity to work his way back into the AHL lineup. Despite missing three of the Cyclones’ nine games played this season he is the team’s joint top scorer with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists). When he was brought up into the Admirals mix to smooth out the roster situation at the time he hit the ground running, was double shifting in place of a benched Kevin Fiala, and scored a goal in the team’s 3-0 shutout of the Iowa Wild. He participated in pre-game skate the next night before being returned to the ECHL on loan to the Cyclones.
Since being returned to Cincinnati, Robinson has logged two games with last night providing more offense. In the Cyclones 3-1 win over the Fort Wayne Komets Robinson recorded a primary assist on Joe Pendenza‘s opening goal of the game and went on to score a power-play goal.
The return of Robinson doesn’t necessarily indicate his injection into the Admirals roster for Charlotte as much as it guarantees an option at forward if need be. The Admirals had a bare bones roster yesterday of twelve forwards, six defensemen, and two goaltenders dressed. Call me old fashioned but I like having the in-house competition for position battles to have players earning their spot in the lineup or to force decisions of the coaching staff as to who should get games. That’s now the case for the Admirals as they take to Charlotte.