Once again the Milwaukee Admirals are in the roster move business with the team recalling Joe Pendenza from their ECHL affiliate the Cincinnati Cyclones this morning.
Press Release via Cincinnati Cyclones:
Moline, IL- The Cincinnati Cyclones have announced that forward Joe Pendenza has been recalled by the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL), while forward Andrew Yogan has signed a pro tryout (PTO) with the St. Johns Ice Caps of the AHL.
Pendenza has skated in six games since rejoining the Cyclones from the Admirals on February 19, accounting for four goals and two assists in that time. Prior to his most recent Cyclones stint, Pendenza suited up in 27 games for the Admirals, registering three goals and two assists.
Overall, the Wilmington, MA, native has appeared in 21 games this season with Cincinnati, totaling 10 goals and nine assists.
This will be the fourth AHL call-up of the season for Yogan, who has already seen two separate stints with the Syracuse Crunch, and one with the Iowa Wild. Yogan has been one of the offensive leaders for the Cyclones this season, tallying 14 goals and dishing out 26 assists for 40 points in 32 games played, which places him third on the team.
The 24-year-old has seen action in 24 AHL games this season, accounting for five goals and eight assists.
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Pendenza has played 27 games this season as a member of the Admirals where he has produced 5 points (3 goals, 2 assists) with a plus/minus rating of -1 and 6 penalty minutes. As a member of the Cyclones in the ECHL he has played 21 games, scored 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists), has a plus/minus rating of +3, and 14 penalty minutes. His most recent spell with the Cyclones lasted the month of February where he scored 6 points (4 goals, 2 assists) in 6 games.
Why was Pendenza recalled? That’s where the speculation can simply begin. Cody Hodgson missed last night’s game against the Lake Erie Monsters which was his second absence from the last three-games. He was the lone forward scratches last night so, if there is a nagging injury, it could be that Pendenza was recalled to help keep numbers and options up for the Admirals forward group.
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