Brendan Mikkelson D PIT 3 Months
With all the injuries on the Pittsburgh blueline, it does not bode well for Brendan Mikkelson that he has not been recalled.
Mikkelson has played 131 NHL games but with five injuries or suspensions on the Pittsburgh blueline, it does seem surprising that Mikkelson was not called upon. "I feel like I can play any style you want to play," Mikkelson said. "I have the size to play a rough-and-tumble game. I can play in my own end, and I can play in the offensive zone." Mikkelson has three goals and 18 points in the AHL including a league leading 11 power play assists.
Brendan Mikkelson D PIT Feb 27 '13
Brendan Mikkelson has been summoned from the minors by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He suited up for AHL Syracuse in seven games during his conditioning stint. With the Bolts this season, he has accounted for one assist, two hits and three blocked shots in two appearances.
Brendan Mikkelson D PIT Feb 01 '13
Brendan Mikkelson was sent for tests Thursday after crashing into the boards during a practice drill.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, Mikkelson appeared to hit the back of his head and took several minutes to get up after the incident. He skated off slowly under his own power, but the team is listing him as day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Mikkelson has dressed in just one game this season.
Brendan Mikkelson D PIT Jan 23 '13
Brendan Mikkelson suited up for the first time this season on Tuesday night.
He logged 14:09 of ice time and contributed an assist in Tampa's 4-1 win in Carolina. The Lightning have eight defensemen on their roster, so coach Guy Boucher has been juggling his combinations to keep his players fresh. Brian Lee and Marc-Andre Bergeron were the odd-men out against the Hurricanes.