The Milwaukee Admirals have been reduced to a single representative for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic. Juuse Saros has been removed from the event as well as Kasperi Kapanen (Toronto) and Brendan Perlini (Tucson). In their place the AHL has added Anton Forsberg (Cleveland), Alexandre Grenier (Utica), and Christian Fischer (Tucson).
Saros is still among the best AHL goaltenders statistically this season. The only catch is that he hasn’t played in the AHL since 12/12/16. In 13 starts for the Admirals this season Saros has a record of 11-2-0-0 with a 1.76 goals against average, 0.938 save percentage, and a shutout. He has managed to better some of those numbers with the Nashville Predators in the NHL this season: 1.25 goals against average, 0.957 save percentage, and a shutout from 8 starts.
The Admirals are down to Alex Carrier as their lone representative. Though, given how often things can change, you never know if more AHL All-Star roster shake-ups could take place prior to the event. This just so happened to be the first tweak and it could be that there are more prior to the event on January 29–30th.
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