Sabres land Hodgson in four-player deal


‘The move made sense in the long term given Hodgson, picked 10th in the 2008 Entry Draft, was stuck behind Henrik Sedin and Ryan Kesler on the Canucks’ depth chart. But in the short term it seems more about Hodgson not being well-suited to play a shutdown role as a third line center. As soon as Pahlsson was added earlier in the day — for prospect defender Taylor Ellington and two fourth-round draft picks in 2012 — there were questions about Hodgson’s future.’