Ahead of the Milwaukee Admirals road trip to Cleveland they have made a roster move. Joonas Lyytinen has been reassigned to the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). At this moment it is likely that the Finnish defenseman will only be down for the duration of the road trip. That would mean Lyytinen logging up to three games as Norfolk work a three-in-three on home ice starting Thursday night.
The Nashville Predators have made a trade with the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators that sees pieces flying between the three organizations. The Predators will be receiving Kyle Turris. The Senators will be receiving Matt Duchene. And the Avalanche will be receiving Samuel Girard, Vladislav Kamenev, and a second round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft from Nashville and Shane Bowers, Andrew Hammond, and a first and third round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. The Predators have quickly signed Turris to a six-year contract extension worth $36 million.
This is the first season with the Norfolk Admirals as the ECHL affiliate within the Nashville Predators organization. Their 2017-18 campaign officially got underway the second weekend of October and with a lengthy five-game road trip. They finally open up the Norfolk Scope this weekend, Friday and Saturday, with home games against the South Carolina Stingrays. To prep for that I thought it would be fun to take a look into the start for a lot of names that started out in Milwaukee’s Training Camp, are playing in Norfolk now, and the two defensemen that are teetering between the AHL and ECHL at the moment.
The Milwaukee Admirals won 4-1 against the Hershey Bears at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena Friday night.
Anders Lindbäck was great tonight but he wasn’t tested that often by Hershey. The Admirals defense limited the Bears to sixteen shots. Timely offense from Tyler Kelleher and company helped see the Admirals continue on as the AHL’s lone unbeaten team.
“Things are clicking right now,” said Tyler Kelleher. “It’s been fun. Obviously, for any team or any league you’re in, winning is fun. I think we’re really coming together as a team and we’re just trying to keep it up.”
Joonas Lyytinen has been reassigned by the Milwaukee Admirals (AHL) to the Norfolk Admirals (ECHL). This move comes a week after the organization did the same thing to get Fred Allard playing time with Norfolk. Both of the Admirals will be playing Friday and Saturday night. Lyytinen should make his North American professional playing debut in the ECHL as Norfolk travel to face-off against the Colorado Eagles.
The Nashville Predators have officially recalled Frédérick Gaudreau from the Milwaukee Admirals and placed defenseman Yannick Weber on injured reserve. In addition, defenseman Fred Allard has been recalled back to Milwaukee from the Norfolk Admirals after he was assigned to the ECHL last Friday.
The American Hockey League has officially announced that the Colorado Eagles will be joining the league in the 2018-19 season as the Colorado Avalanche’s new AHL affiliate. The Eagles are currently in the ECHL and have been part of that league since 2011. That left the San Antonio Rampage open to be taken over which the St. Louis Blues have on a newly announced five-year affiliation agreement.
The Nashville Predators have officially set their Opening Night roster. In the process the Predators assigned both Frédérick Gaudreau and Vladislav Kamenev to the Milwaukee Admirals. The Predators start their season Thursday night on the road against the Boston Bruins. The Admirals open of their season on the road this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, against the Iowa Wild.
The Milwaukee Admirals have shaken up their Training Camp Roster ahead of tonight’s pre-season contest against the Chicago Wolves at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. The Admirals have reassigned Angelo Miceli and Trevor Mingoia to the Norfolk Admirals in the ECHL. The team also released Erik Bradford, Brandon Denham, and T.J. Melancon from their professional try-out contracts.
Following the initial roster cuts made by the Nashville Predators and a successful pre-season game on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets yesterday: the next wave of cuts have arrived. Today’s roster moves come on the eve of Training Camp opening up for the Milwaukee Admirals tomorrow. There will now be an additional nine players added to that group participating at the MSOE Kern Center.