Alm was injured following a collision with Jacob Doty at the end-boards of the Admirals defensive zone during the first period of Wednesday night’s game. He didn’t return due to a lower-body injury.
This sets the stage for Noonan to attempt to follow in the footsteps of Eric Robinson and carry over solid work in the ECHL and provide it at the AHL level. Noonan has had a great start with the Cyclones: 6 points (3 goals, 3 assists) in 12 games with a plus/minus rating of +7. He’s also averaged 1.7 shots per games and has 15 penalty minutes. Those penalty minutes include a fighting major that he picked up in his third game of the season.
The lack of a forward being included in this roster move tells me that Kevin Fiala should be fit for action tomorrow night against the Rockford IceHogs. Should Fiala be in the lineup the Admirals would be at twelve forwards with Stevie Moses the lone man out due to an upper-body injury that he sustained in last night’s game. Should Fiala still be questionable a move to bring Joe Pendenza up from Cincinnati as an option at forward would make sense. Considering he isn’t lumped into this move with Noonan tells me the Admirals are confident Fiala will play.