Hodgson had a goal and an assist Saturday in a 7-3 rout of the Grand Rapids Griffins. He now has five points in five games since joining the Milwaukee Admirals in mid-January.
Once a highly-touted prospect, Hodgson hit rock bottom earlier this season after scoring just eight points in 39 games for the Predators, his third NHL team in the past five seasons. Now plying his trade in the minors, Hodgson has a lot to prove if he wants to make it back to the bigs, but he's off to a good start with the Ads. For now, he is skating on a scoring line with two of the Preds' better prospects, Kevin Fiala and Pontus Aberg. Hopefully he can pad his stats a little and put himself in line for a callup before the end of the season.
Hodgson cleared waivers and was assigned to AHL Milwaukee on Thursday.
It's a bit surprising that no teams put in a claim for Hodgson, the 10th overall pick by the Canucks in 2008. Hodgson is regarded as a two-way player with supreme hockey smarts. In 328 career games at the NHL level, he's notched 64 goals and 78 assists. The Predators recently acquired a star forward in Ryan Johansen, and that likely contributed to Hodgson getting waived in the first place.
Hodgson was placed on waivers Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
The 10th-overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft has seen his career stall in the last two seasons, having scored only nine goals and 21 points in the last 117 games. Hodgson isn't without talent, as he registered 35 goals and 78 points in the 120 games spanning the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, so another team could take another chance on the 25-year old forward.
Hodgson was a healthy scratch for Monday's 5-3 win over the Rangers.
The writing was on the wall for Hodgson, who was averaging just nine minutes of ice time in his previous six games prior to the benching. He has just eight points in 35 games so far this season, so it's not hard to see why he drew the short straw. Bottom line, he's been a huge disappointment in Nashville and he doesn't offer any fantasy upside at the current time.
Hodgson scored Nashville's lone goal on a penalty shot in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Calgary.
Hodgson's goal was his first in 10 outings, registering two assists during his goal drought. Just his third goal of the year, the 25-year-old is a sporadic name on the scoresheet with his new team this season. Currently a plus-4, this is a big change for the winger who has historically been a minus player, posting a minus-28 and minus-26 in his previous two seasons.
Hodgson recorded an assist in Tuesday's win over the Coyotes. He now has just six points in 24 games this season.
It's hard to believe that Hodgson was once one of the top prospects in all of hockey, after scoring 223 points in 184 games over three seasons in the OHL (2006-09). Since then, he has really struggled to display the same kind of offensive flair at the NHL level. Now with his third team in six seasons, Hodgson continues to toil in relative obscurity in a bottom-six role with the Preds, and doesn't figure to boast any tangible fantasy value anytime soon.
Hodgson scored the eventual game-winning goal against his former team in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Sabres. It was just his fifth point of the season.
It's been a rough start so far for Hodgson, his first season in a Preds uniform. After scoring just 13 points in 78 games last season, fantasy owners were hoping that a fresh start with a new team would provide a kickstart to his NHL career, but so far that has failed to materialize. Hodgson continues to skate on the Preds' third line, averaging less than 11 minutes per game, resulting in a sharp reduction in his fantasy value - which was critically low to begin with. We recommend looking for other viable alternatives for your lineups.
Hodgson scored his first goal of the year Thursday, potting the game-winner with 5:21 remaining against the Wild.
After Hodgson swiped an ill-advised pass, he marched down the ice and unleashed a shot on Devan Dubnyk, which he then followed up and poked in past the confused goalie. After opening the season with 10 straight scoreless games, he's collected both of his points in his last two contests, but he's still skating fourth-line minutes -- his 9:22 were a team low in this one.
Hodgson returned to practice on Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.Hodgson has missed the entirety of Nashville's training camp up until Monday, so it's a positive development for his fantasy owners that the 25-year-old was finally able to return to action on Monday. He is expected to open the season as a bottom-six forward with the Predators.
Hodgson is expected to start training camp as the Predators' No. 3 center, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.After scoring a career-high 44 points with the Sabres two seasons ago, Hodgson slumped badly in 2014-15, registering just 13 points in 78 games. In fairness, he was expected to play more of a two-way game in Buffalo last season, which has never been one of his strengths. In Nashville, he could be a better fit with coach Peter Laviolette's uptempo, attacking offensive system. Either way, the 25-year old Hodgson certainly has some upside, and at the very least will be surrounded by a stronger supporting cast this year with the Preds. As such, he could be in line for a strong rebound season, so feel free to take a flier on him in the later rounds of your fantasy drafts.
Hodgson signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Predators on Wednesday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Hodgson has cleared waivers, reports Hockey Night in Canada's Elliotte Friedman.
Hodgson will be bought out by the Sabres, WGR 550 Sports Radio reports.Hodgson was considered a candidate for a buyout, and that has now been made official. The winger posted a highly disappointing 2014-15 campaign, tallying just 13 points (six goals, seven assists) over 78 games with the Sabres. He will now shop around in free agency for another gig, but there's no guarantee he'll be playing in the NHL next season.
Hodgson is still under consideration for a potential buyout, reports Paul Hamilton of WGR 550.
After a disappointing season with just 13 points, Hodgson may be a buyout candidate, reports The Buffalo News.
Hodgson scored his sixth of the season Wednesday in a 4-3 win over Toronto, snapping a seven-game stretch without a goal.
Hodgson registered a goal and seven shots on net in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Hodgson found the back of the net for the second time in three games Saturday, and also chipped in an assist in a 5-3 loss to the Panthers.
Hodgson will play Sunday against Philadelphia after a two-game absence, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Hodgson will be a healthy scratch Tuesday against Ottawa, reports The Buffalo News.
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