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Cody Hodgson was well on his way to becoming a fantasy weapon, and even a Calder Trophy candidate as a Vancouver Canuck.
When he was traded to the Buffalo Sabres at the deadline, Hodgson struggled to continue his momentum, picking up just eight points in 20 games with the Sabres. He finished the season with 41 points in 83 total games, falling just short of Calder candidacy.
During the NHL lockout, Hodgson has been playing with Buffalo's farm team, the Rochester Americans. He picked up 10 points in nine games with the team before breaking his hand in late October.
With the departure of Derek Roy over the offseason, Hodgson will likely be centering the second line with the Sabres when play resumes, assuming his hand is healed, of course.
First or second-line action on a team that should grossly improve off of a disappointing 2011-12 campaign could mean big numbers for the Toronto native.