The Nashville Predators announced Tuesday morning they have recalled Cody Bass from the Milwaukee Admirals,
Why the recall? Colin Wilson took a maintenance day yesterday, so it's possible he may not be quite ready to go for tonight's tilt against the Arizona Coyotes. He would be another casualty on the growing number of injured players, but Wilson did participate in practice this morning.
Why Cody Bass? No clue. If he cracks the lineup tonight, the agitator won't bring a whole lot more to the table that a guy like Eric Nystrom already does. Perhaps it's a last resort, with Colton Sissons, Miikka Salomaki and Viktor Arvidsson already with the team, and either no good spot (or confidence) in Kevin Fiala or Steve Moses.
We'll see how things go. It's a very minor move, but a bit of a head scratcher for sure.
Beating the Christ out of somebody at puck drop is definitely something the Preds haven't tried this year https://t.co/gPJYyu02nD— GOLD GOLD GOLD (@notjasonzito) December 1, 2015
Nashville, Tenn. (December 1, 2015) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has recalled forward Cody Bass from Milwaukee (AHL).
Bass, 28 (1/7/87), has four points (4a) and a team-leading 45 penalty minutes in 19 games this season for the Admirals. The 6-foot-0, 205-pound native of Owen Sound, Ontario, native has appeared in 49 career NHL games with Ottawa (where he was a teammate of Mike Fisher) and Columbus - most recently with the Blue Jackets in 2013-14 - posting five points (2g-3a) and 71 penalty minutes.
Ottawa’s third choice, 95th overall (fourth round), in the 2005 Entry Draft, Bass helped the Binghamton Senators win the 2011 Calder Cup as AHL champions, in addition to winning the 2011 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as presented annually to the AHL’s man of the year for service to his local community. He logged 247 Ontario Hockey League games with Mississauga and Saginaw from 2003-07, amassing 124 points (40g-84a) and 371 penalty minutes, and helped Canada earn a silver medal at the 2005 Under-18 World Championship.