COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have reassigned forward Cody Bass to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.
Re-signed by the Jackets to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract on July 5, 2013, Bass appeared in three preseason games with Columbus this year prior to suffering a hand injury on September 23 vs. Minnesota.
Bass, 26, appeared in 18 games with the Falcons in 2012-13, tallying 2-5-7 with 54 penalty minutes and a +4 plus/minus rating. The 6-0, 210-pound forward has appeared in 48 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators, recording 2-3-5, 66 penalty minutes and 50 hits.
Ottawa’s third pick, 95th overall, at the 2005 NHL Draft, Bass has appeared in 212 career AHL games with Springfield and the Binghamton Senators, registering 23-34-57 and 413 penalty minutes. He won the Calder Cup with Binghamton in 2011, the same year he received the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the AHL’s Man of the Year.