The roster moves keep on coming. This one was basically expected once Victor Bartley cleared waivers and was assigned to the Milwaukee Admirals from the Nashville Predators. Garrett Noonan has been assigned on loan to the Cincinnati Cyclones from the Admirals.
This means Brandon Whitney will have a travel buddy with him as he was also assigned to the Admirals’ ECHL affiliate early this afternoon following the Predators reassigning Juuse Saros to the Admirals. Busy day, eh?
Noonan logged 5 games in his recent stint with the Admirals following the lower-body injury to Johan Alm. During that small span Noonan didn’t register a point of offense, had a plus/minus rating of +1, and his only dash of penalty minutes came from an interference minor in the Admirals most recent game. I would say that Noonan was non-existent on the ice. While that might be misinterpreted as a negative I say that as a plus because when you’re playing sound defense I think that you can fly under the radar for doing such. It’s not like he was making any sort of glaring mistakes.
Fun piece of trivia that I came along while looking back over all of Bartley’s work with the Admirals. How many power-play goals did Bartley score in his two-year tenure with the Admirals? 10 power-play goals. He also scored a power-play goal in his last regular season game with the Admirals. I believe the man-advantage just got a bit stronger today.