This is a rather good story in what had been a hectic 2016-17 season for Pardy. The 32-year old had attempted to win an NHL role with the Florida Panthers out of pre-season camp but lost out and ended up signing an AHL deal with the Springfield Falcons. He never suited up for the Falcons and was acquired by the Admirals in a trade that saw Eric Robinson, Teddy Doherty, and Brandon Whitney get moved in exchange.
It was quickly apparent that the move to the organization was great for all involved. Pardy had played incredibly well for the Admirals alongside first-year defenseman Alex Carrier and the defensive pairing has effectively been the first choice option. Pardy has 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 13 games for the Admirals this season with 10 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of +1.
This move should see a follow up on the Admirals side of things. The team was already stretched to capacity last night but saw Miikka Salomäki leave the game midway through due to a lower-body injury. It isn’t clear what his status will be come tonight’s road game against the Cleveland Monsters. At the very least, right now, it would be safe to assume the Admirals are short a forward and defenseman due to all the injuries occurring topside for the Predators.
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