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MISSISSAUGA, CANADA - AUGUST 26: Cody Hodgson #39 of the Vancouver Canucks skates during the Upper Deck NHL Rookie Debut shoot on August 26, 2009 at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Eleven days after he joined the Buffalo Sabres , Cody Hodgson finally got the chance to practice with the team Friday. The 22-year-old center has played six games since being acquired from Vancouver at the trade deadline but his travel combined with the team's truncated schedule has meant that his only workouts have been light skates the morning of the game. Friday's 45-minute session at the Bell SensPlex, in fact, was the Sabres' first real practice since Feb. 28 in Anaheim. "It's nice to get more familiar with things," Hodgson admitted. "Obviously, we're in playoff mode right now and trying to do everything we can to win games. I've felt more comfortable each day as we've been going here but it's nice to get at least one practice in." Hodgson has no points in six games with the Sabres and had just two goals in his final 13 games with the Canucks after entering February with 14. He had a plus-1 rating in each of his first three games but a minus-1 in each of the next three. "I...
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