While fans were panicking and yelling for Sabres general manager Darcy Regier to “do something,” the Sabres have done something.
First, they traded Paul Guastad and a fourth round draft pick to Nashville of a first round pick. Now, the Sabres have traded prospect Zack Kassian and Marc-Andre Gragnani to the Vancouver Canucks for Cody Hodgson and Alexander Sulzer.
Cody Hodgson is a well-regarded young center who was drafted 10th overall in the 2008 NHL draft. He’s played in 71 NHL games and has scored 17 goals. He’s 6’0, 185 pounds. His junior coach compared him to Trevor Linden. Hodgson has had injury problems though. He missed the bulk of action in 2009-10 season due to a back injury which was followed by an eye injury in the beginning of the 2010-11 season.
Kassian was a much-heralded Sabres prospect best known for his hard hits and aggressive play in the juniors. Kassian played 27 games with the Sabres and scored 3 goals and had 20 penalty minutes.