Today’s roster activity isn’t over. The Milwaukee Admirals have reduced their Training Camp roster by ten players. Eric Robinson, Jaynen Rissling, and Mark Visentin have been assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. They have also released Gabryel Boudreau, Eric Knodel, Shawn O’Donnell, Kenny Ryan, Tylor Spink, Tyson Spink, and Dominic Zombo from their try-out contracts.
Press Release via Milwaukee Admirals:
Milwaukee, WI– Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has assigned forwards Pontus Aberg, Frederick Gaudreau, Felix Girard and Mike Liambas, and defenseman Petter Granberg to the Admirals.
In addition, the Admirals have assigned forward Eric Robinson, defenseman Jaynen Rissling, and goalie Mark Visentin to the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL. The Ads have also released forwards Kenny Ryan, Gabryel Boudreau, Shawn O’Donnell, Tylor Spink, Tyson Spink, and Dominic Zombo and defenseman Eric Knodel from their try-out contracts.
Milwaukee heads to San Antonio next weekend to open the regular season on Saturday, October 15 at 7 pm against the Rampage. The Ads commence their home schedule on Saturday, October 29 at 6 pm when they host the Iowa Wild at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena.
The biggest news here is that Jonas Gunnarsson appears to have won the back-up job in net for the Admirals out of Training Camp. Juuse Saros is the clear cut first choice goaltender for the 2016-17 season but the back-up battle was extremely tight between Gunnarsson and Visentin. For all we know this position could flip about a few times as the season progresses.
At the moment the Admirals roster stands at 24 players (14 forwards, 8 defensemen, 2 goalies). I suspect the last bit of roster trimming will be completed by the team before Thursday’s Media Day.
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