It sounds like Ryan Miller and Thomas Vanek could remain with the Sabres for a while. General Manager Darcy Regier hopes Cody Hodgson sticks around too.
Buffalo's veterans gathered for physicals today and will begin skating Thursday and Regier hopes Hodgson will be on the ice in First Niagara Center. The team has yet to work out a contract with the restricted free agent who was second on the team in scoring last season.
"We continue to work on his contract" Regier said today. "I’ve had conversations with his agent on a couple of occasions this morning. I spoke briefly with Cody. Both sides are working hard on this.
"The efforts that are being made by both sides would indicate that we want to get something done as quickly as possible. We’re going to make every attempt to get him on the ice tomorrow."
Hodgson earned a base salary of $787500 last season and turned down the one-year qualifying offer of $826875. Regier said he's talked with agent Ritch Winter about long- and short-te...