Simon Moser made the jump from Switzerland’s top league to North America last season and ended up scoring a goal and an assist in six games with the Nashville Predators. He might enjoy further stints with Nashville in 2014-15, but first he wants a raise.
“We are in talks with other clubs. A return to Nashville is only an option if the Predators are willing to increase the AHL salary,” said Moser’s agent, Georges Muller told the Predatorial.
Moser, who also had 26 points in 48 AHL last season, is coming off of a one-year, two-way contract that paid him $70,000 annually in the minors. That’s not an uncommon salary in the AHL, but it’s a potentially substantial pay cut compared to what he could earn in Switzerland.
A move back to Europe might be his only option if the Predators aren’t interested in giving him more money because his NHL options are limited due to him being a restricted free agent.
The 25-year-old forward had 21 points in 34 games in 2012-13 with Switzerland’s Langnau and was a member of the nation’s 2014 Olympic team.
Here’s a roundup of the latest goings on around the NHL…
Columbus recalls Erixon
Tim Erixon is once again back in Columbus. The Blue Jackets recalled the 22-year-old defenseman from AHL Springfield just days after sending him down. Erixon has played in just two games with the Blue Jackets this season. With Springfield he has 24 points in 27 games.
Emmerton clears waivers, sent to Grand Rapids
Red Wings forward Cory Emmerton made his way through waivers and his reward for that was a free trip to Grand Rapids. Emmerton had been out with an injured finger, but now that he’s healthy he had to go through waivers to be sent down. Considering Detroit’s injury problems this season, he might be back sooner than not.
Predators send down Moser, Sissons
The Nashville Predators sent down a pair of players to AHL Milwaukee. Forwards Simon Moser and Colton Sissons are headed back to the minors after a brief stay in the NHL.
Sissons played in three games and had one assists and Moser saw 10 minutes of action in the one game he played in and had no points. We’ll see more of Moser in Sochi as he’s a member of the Swiss Olympic team.