• Wild's Almond Leaves AHL To Play In Switzerland

    News: Cody Almond has been loaned to Geneve-Servette in Switzerland, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: He was playing for AHL Iowa, but chose to return to Switzerland. He had played in Switzerland the past two years. The Wild still own his rights for the NHL, but it seems unlikely he'll return this season since his goal was to make the NHL roster.
  • Wild's Almond To Play In AHL

    News: Cody Almond will report to AHL Iowa rather than return to playing in Europe, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Cody Almond played the last two seasons in Switzerland and could leave and play there again after missing out on the NHL roster, but he'll play in Iowa for now as he could be traded to another NHL team.
  • Wild Place Almond On Waivers

    News: The Wild placed Cody Almond on waivers Monday, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
    Analysis: Cody Almond made a good run at a spot on the Wild's Opening Night roster, but he did not wind up making the cut. Assuming he clears waivers, it remains to be seen if he will stay with Minnesota, or head back to Switzerland, where he spent the last two seasons.
  • Wild's Almond Competing For Depth Role

    News: Cody Almond is competing for a gig as the Wild's 12th or 13th forward in training camp, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Cody Almond was signed to a one-year, one-way contract by the Wild in July, after a two-year stint in Switzerland in which he accrued 26 goals and 64 points over 83 games. The one-way deal means Almond will have to pass through waivers if he gets cut during training camp, after which he'd have to decide to play with the Wild's AHL affiliate in Iowa or return to Switzerland. The 25-year-old previously appeared with the Wild for 25 games over parts of three seasons from 2009 to 2012, but that won't necessarily give him an edge over the other skaters competing for depth roles. Should Almond somehow end up claiming a roster spot, he'd likely be relegated to checking-line status, with limited ice time coming his way.
  • Almond Signs With Wild

    News: Cody Almond has signed a one-year, $550,000 deal with the Wild, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Cody Almond, who has two goals in 25 NHL games to his credit, has spent the last two seasons in Switzerland. He returns to the Wild on a one-way deal to bolster the team's forward depth and flexibility, given that he can play both center and wing.
  • Wild's Almond Leaves Team

    News: Cody Almond has left the Wild and signed with a team in the Swiss League, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Cody Almond played in 25 games over the past three seasons with the Wild, with a high of 10 coming this past season. After only two career NHL goals, Almond will hope to fare better in Switzerland, where he will play for the Geneva based team, Servette.
  • Minnesota Sends Almond To AHL

    News: Almong was assigned to the AHL on Tuesday, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Michael Russo reports.
    Analysis: Cody Almond was no longer needed because Warren Peters is ready to play.
  • Almond Recalled for Emergency Puposes

    News: Cody Almond has been recalled from AHL Houston on emergency conditions, and will play Sunday at Chicago, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
    Analysis: Center Warren Peters was injured in Saturday night's game and will be unable to play on Sunday, so Cody Almond got the emergency call and should see some ice time against the Blackhawks. In nine games with the Wild this season, Almond has one goal on five shots.
  • WIld's Almond Sent to AHL

    News: Cody Almond was sent to Houston of the AHL.
    Analysis: He may be back with the Wild again soon, but he hasn't been able to get any consistent playing time this season.
  • Almond Recalled By Wild

    News: The Wild have recalled Cody Almond from AHL Houston, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: In eight games with the Wild, Cody Almond has registered just one goal, but he will give the team some depth up front with Carson McMillan on injured reserve and Kris Foucault having been demoted.