The Panthers announced today that forward Connor Brickley has been reassigned to the Portland Pirates of the AHL. Brickley was scratched for the game against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday after Nick Bjugstad returned to the lineup following a month-long absence.
Connor Brickley tallied just 2 assists in 13 games as part of his second stint with Florida this season, and he seemed to have toned down his physical play a bit, perhaps due to the last time he was sent down by the team. Although he wasn’t in the lineup on a consistent basis, he didn’t appear to be as effective as he was near the beginning of the season.
Nonetheless, he’ll return to a Portland Pirates team that has improved their record considerably since he was last in the lineup on November 21st. It seems he is the victim of strong performances of late by Logan Shaw and Corban Knight, but it certainly won’t be long before he’s called up again if he continues his strong play in the AHL.
Brickley has 1 goal and 2 assists in 6 games with the Pirates this season. The Pirates play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday against the St. John’s IceCaps, and Brickley will be eligible to play in both.