Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 8/29/13
Victor Bartley was in Bridgestone Arena on opening night last season in a suit. It was a suit in an NHL arena, but it was a suit nonetheless. Injured in Nashville’s abbreviated training camp in January, Bartley hung around in Nashville for a few extra days to heal. Those few extra days meant that Bartley was added to the Predators opening night roster but was a “healthy” scratch (healthy in name only, since he was injured). After opening weekend, Bartley found himself on a plane back to Milwaukee. Bartley actually began the 2012-13 season in Milwaukee. While several players went to Europe during the lockout, Bartley’s two-way contract, lack of NHL playing time and projected roster spot (or projected non-existent roster spot) meant that he stayed in North America and plied his trade with Nashville’s farm club. Making the most of his opportunity, Bartley unleashed 26 points (7G – 19A) in 54 games with the Admirals, becoming Milwaukee’s lone representative at the AHL All Star Classic. Technicalities
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