The Milwaukee Admirals took to the MSOE Kern Center ice this morning for their final practice before setting off for a two-game road trip against the Manitoba Moose. Those games will be coming on Thursday and Friday night. The Admirals will be hoping to sustain what was generated on Sunday night when they defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 6-3.
Today’s lines saw a subtle flip in the defensive pairings which started during Sunday’s game as Trevor Murphy and Andrew O’Brien rotated. There was then the very pleasant sight of seeing Adam Pardy return to practice. He ran drills alongside Rick Pinkston and there is a hope that Pardy could return in a week’s time -but- there is no clear ETA. It will really come down to progression of how he is practicing and how the arm is holding up with medical expertise factoring in the best path for a good return to game action.
A notable absentee for today’s practice was Justin Kirkland. The 20-year old forward had missed this weekend’s three-in-three due to injury and was set to be re-evaluated ahead of this Manitoba trip. It would appear that he won’t be involved and the Admirals will be using more of a mix and match of Stephen Perfetto and Tyler Kelleher.
Once practice wrapped up I had the opportunity to hear from Milwaukee Admirals head coach Dean Evason as well as several players -selected by fan request on Twitter- ahead of this Manitoba road trip. Here were all of today’s interviews.
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