The Ducks will not see Troy Bodie again this season. The big winger was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes today.
The Hurricanes had a surplus of forwards but a paucity of size. Bodie (6-4, 213) has a few pounds on captain Eric Staal (6-4, 205) and according to the Raleigh News and Observer’s Canes Now blog, Bodie could be plugged into the lineup right away:
Bodie makes the league minimum $500,000 salary and is on a two-way contract, but the Ducks had a surplus of forwards themselves and Bodie hadn’t played in eight games. He had been surpassed on the depth chart by Aaron Voros and had little chance of finding a spot once Kyle Palmieri and Nick Bonino were recalled from Syracuse to form a more offensive-oriented third line.
A ninth-round pick by the Edmonton Oilers in 2003, Bodie had five goals, eight points and 87 penalty minutes in 57 NHL games, including one assist and seven PIM in nine games this season. In Anaheim, Bodie was probably most famous for winning a sushi-rolling contest last month.
The “Bodie”-licious Roll is still on the menu at RA Sushi in Chino Hills.