With Patrick Mullen expected to miss the next few weeks, following his scary incident in which a skate lacerated his right hand, the Milwaukee Admirals defense is looking for a bit of a boost. The man they’ll be turning to for an extra spark will be Garrett Noonan who has just been recalled from the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL.
Noonan was named the ECHL Player of the Week a week ago and has been doing a fantastic job for the Cyclones this season. Upon his recall, Noonan is the Cyclones top scoring defenseman this season with 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists) in 40 games. In February, Noonan has scored 14 points (4 goals, 10 assists) in 11 games. To be blunt about it – Noonan has really forced the Admirals hand, no pun intended Mullen, with how well his has played.
The way the Admirals defense has stuck together recently I anticipate this move will boil down to a choice between Noonan, Kristian Näkyvä, and Trevor Murphy will be battling for the third defensive line pairing.
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