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Hodgson notched his first goal of the season in a 2-1 win over San Jose on Saturday.

It only took nine games, but Hodgson finally lit the lamp after scoring 20 goals in 72 games last year. It was Hodgson's second point of the season, who struggled early on, registering just nine shots in eight games. His lack of production is a big reason why the Sabres' offense has struggled. Hodgson was the Sabres' leading scorer last year with 44 points and should be leading the charge again this year. Moving to the left wing is supposed to open up his offensive game, but thus far it hasn't paid dividends yet. Still, the season is young and there's still lots of hockey to be played. Hodgson remains one of the few Sabres worth owning in deep fantasy leagues.

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Hodgson will move back to center after opening the season at left wing, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

The Sabres were planning to use Hodgson at left wing full-time this season, but he did not tally a point through the season's first three games, so head coach Ted Nolan wasted little scrapping the experiment in an effort to allow Hodgson to be more of a playmaker. He will likely center either the Sabres' second or third line.

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Hodgson will transition to a full-time role at left wing with the Sabres this season, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Hodgson moved from center to wing late last season with the Sabres, but it wasn't until he thrived at the position for Team Canada in this summer's World Championships that the organization decided to make the role a permanent one. The 24-year-old was used alongside Chris Stewart and Mikhail Grigorenko during Sunday's preseason tilt, recording a team-high seven shots while assisting on a goal. Now that it seems he's found his niche for the Sabres, it wouldn't be surprising if Hodgson improved upon last season's outputs of 20 goals and 44 points.

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Cody Hodgson continues to be Team Canada's top performer at the IIHF World Hockey Champioinships in Belarus.

He leads the Canadians in scoring with six goals and seven points in five games, good for fourth overall in tournament scoring. Hodgson has shifted from center to wing and is flanking Nazem Kadri with Troy Brouwer on the other side. The Sabres should take note. Perhaps Hodgson would be more productive next season if he did not have the responsibilities of playing as a pivot.

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Cody Hodgson recorded a hat trick to lead Canada to a 6-1 win over Denmark in World Hockey Championship preliminary round play.

He has four goals and one assist in five games at the tournament. Linemate Nazem Kadri assisted on two of his goals. Matt Read scored two goals in the match, while Ryan Ellis and Kyle Turris contributed two helpers apiece.

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Cody Hodgson registered an assist in Canada's surprising 3-2 overtime loss to France at the IIHF Championships Friday.

He assisted on Canada's first goal, a power-play marker by Brayden Schennn with 14 seconds left in the first period. Hodgson is one of two Sabre players on Team Canada. Tyler Myers is the other.

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Cody Hodgson was productive as a left winger down the stretch for Buffalo.

He recorded four goals and four assists in the Sabres' last nine games after he was moved to the wing to utilize Zemgus Girgensons' skills in the middle. "I like it. Teddy asked me if I felt comfortable there, and I do," Hodgson said. "I do feel comfortable, especially with Zemgus. He's got a lot of speed and opens up so much room." If Buffalo has too many wingers on their roster next season then Hodgson could end up being put back at center next season, but his versatility to play either position will probably come up at points during the year. "Wherever he wants to put me, I'll play."

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Cody Hodgson scored Buffalo's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Boston on Saturday.

He got his 20th goal to put the Sabres on the board in the second period after the Bruins took a 3-0 lead. Marcus Foligno and Mike Weber picked up assists on the play. This marks the first 20-goals season of Hodgson's brief career.

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Cody Hodgson scored for Buffalo in its 2-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday night.

The 24-year-old has points in three straight games. His career year includes 18 goals and 21 assists. Tyler Ennis and Ville Leino notched the helpers on the goal.

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Cody Hodgson scored in the Sabres' 4-3 overtime loss to the Lightning on Saturday night.

Hodgson set a career-high in goals with 17. Saturday's marker snapped an 11-game goal skid for the 24-year-old who also has a career-high 37 points, though also a minus-23 plus/minus. Matt D'Agostini and Cory Conacher also scored for Buffalo.