Vancouver Canucks Recall 2008 First-Round Pick Cody Hodgson from Manitoba Moose

January 31st, 2011 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
It was announced on Monday morning by the Vancouver Canucks that 2008 first-round pick Cody Hodgson has been recalled from the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.

The Canucks have probably waited a long time to finally have a look at Hodgson.

During the first three months of the season, Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault auditioned a number of players for that fourth line centre spot after centre Alex Bolduc went down with a high-ankle sprain one game into the NHL season. 

Jeff Tambellini, Peter Schaefer, Mario Bliznak and Joel Perrault all had their turns as the fourth line centre, and presumably it was Cody Hodgson's turn just as room was made for him when Perrault was returned to the minors in early December.

But Hodgson broke his orbital bone after teammate Lee Sweatt's stick caught up under his visor in practice.

After missing over a month, Hodgson returned to the Manitoba Moose lineup on January 23 and has suited up for four games since. He was held pointless and has been wearing a full-face shield.

While Hodgson might still not be at top game shape, his addition to the lineup should b ...

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