This move was only a matter of time once the Nashville Predators assigned forward Gabriel Bourque down on Long-Term Injury Loan. Joe Pendenza has been reassigned from the Milwaukee Admirals to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
At the moment the Admirals roster is 100% healthy. When Bourque was added ahead of last night’s game in Grand Rapids the team had two healthy scratches at the forward position. Vladislav Kamenev was one. And Pendenza was the other which marked his fourth straight game being listed as a healthy scratch for the Admirals.
This season Pendenza has played the majority of his time at the AHL level for the Admirals where he has scored 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) in 27 games. At the ECHL level with the Cyclones he has produced 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in 15 games.
Bourque’s loan from the Predators should run through this weekend for the Admirals as the condition of his loan state that his stay can’t exceed up to either six-days or three-games. The third game would come on Sunday. Should the Admirals feel the need to recall Pendenza following Bourque’s loan he has the potential to have played up to three-games for the Cyclones and could possibly be back as soon as Wednesday night’s Admirals game at home against the Rockford IceHogs.
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3 thoughts on “Pendenza Headed to Cincinnati”
good to have bourque back
Surprised Kamenev was a healthy scratch. Any explanation?
CGB: I noted pre-game on Twitter that he took a stiff check into the boards in the Tuesday night game against Charlotte. Either that was an issue or they just felt, for form sake, Kamenev was the weakest option at center with Bourque kicking Gaudreau off the wing and over to center. This weekend’s games should be telling if he remains out or they rotate him back in.