Cody Hodgson may make his return to the lineup from a broken bone in his hand on Saturday versus the Toronto Marlies.
Hodgson has been sidelined since Nov. 3 and he had 10 points in nine games prior to getting hurt. "Obviously, you know how good Cody is and what he can mean to a team in more ways than one with his leadership and his offensive ability," coach Ron Rolston said. "It's been a day-to-day thing [with the hand]. I think now it's more of the strength of it and the functionality of what he can do out there. We're hoping on Saturday, but we'll see how it goes." Rochester has faced a plethora of injury concerns this AHL season, which is highlighted by the fact that only seven players have skated in all 22 games. Several key injuries up front forced the team to dress defensemen at forward, but they did get Zemgus Girgensons and Nick Tarnasky back from the sickbay on Tuesday.