Cody Bass Recalled by Nashville

(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

(Photo Credit: Scott Paulus)

Why was Vinny Saponari signed by the Milwaukee Admirals last night? Because the Nashville Predators have recalled Cody Bass that’s why.

Press Release via Nashville Predators:

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.

The Nashville Predators are set to play the Arizona Coyotes tonight at 7 p.m. CT at Bridgestone Arena (TV: FOX Sports Tennessee; Radio: 102.5 The Game). Tuesday’s game is a Nissan Tuesday where fans can purchase a pair of Upper Bowl tickets for $60, or a pair of Lower Bowl tickets for $120, and receive a free Gold car flag. Tickets to Tuesday’s contest are limited and available by visiting or by calling 615-770-7800

This has been quite a wild last day as far as roster transactions are concerned.Lots of activity up, down, and around. It all leads to this latest move which leaves the Admirals forward group so thin that the only recourse was to sign someone on loan to a PTO contract.

For those that don’t know: this is not the first rodeo in the NHL for Bass. In his career Bass has already played a total of 49 games with the Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets. He last played NHL hockey during the 2013-14 season and it was only for one game back on 1/26/14. In his NHL career Bass has 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists), a plus/minus rating of -3, and 71 penalty minutes.

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