Ahead of tomorrow’s contests for both sides the Nashville Predators have recalled Cody Bass from the Milwaukee Admirals. The Predators will be playing against the Colorado Avalanche at home tomorrow night while the Admirals will be on the road facing the Manitoba Moose.
Press Release via Nashville Predators:
Nashville, Tenn. (April 4, 2016) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has recalled forward Cody Bass from Milwaukee (AHL).
Bass, 29 (1/7/87), has appeared in 14 games with the Predators in two recalls this season, his first in the organization (0 pts, 12 PIMs), and has 63 career NHL games to his credit with Nashville, Ottawa (where he was a teammate of Mike Fisher) and Columbus, posting five points (2g-3a) and 83 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 205-pound winger has also played 39 games for the Division-leading Admirals this season, posting nine points (4g-5a) and 84 penalty minutes. The Owen Sound, Ontario, native was Ottawa’s third choice, 95th overall (fourth round), in the 2005 Entry Draft, and 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.
The Nashville Predators conclude their home slate of regular-season games this week, playing the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday and Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (both on FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game). Fans can still take advantage of the team’s Playoff Bound Pack. Under the promotion, fans can purchase tickets to the remaining two regular-season home games and guarantee seats for Round One of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. For more information, visit NashvillePredators.com or call 615-770-7800.
Bass has been every part the leader for the Admirals that you would expect out of a captain. With Colton Sissons enjoying an extended stay in the NHL Bass has reallt stepped up as part of the Admirals leadership group during the playoff push at the end of this season. The Admirals clinched a playoff spot with a 2-1 win over the San Antonio Rampage. This season with the Admirals the 29-year old Bass has produced 9 points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 39 games. He has also played for 14 games with the Predators at the NHL level. He has 63 career games of NHL experience upon this recall.
If you are wondering where this recall leaves the Admirals the forward group is just fine. Kevin Fiala was left out of the Tuesday night showdown against the Grand Rapids Griffins due to a violation of team rules. The team then signed forward A.J. White from UMass-Lowell to an ATO contract. White made his professional playing debut on Saturday night over Fiala who was a healthy scratch on the evening. The expectation now would be to see Max Reinhart or Joe Pendenza return to center with Fiala rejoining his linemates of Vladislav Kamenev and Adam Payerl with White probably playing on the lower tier lines for the Admirals. With White’s UMass-Lowell history, playing on a line with Pendenza, it would be a fun sight to see that reform with both in Admirals colors.
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