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Cody Hodgson has a broken hand

Nov 7, 2012, 2:30 PM EDT

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Sabres forward Cody Hodgson, currently with AHL Rochester for the NHL lockout, is expected to miss “a couple weeks” with a broken hand, according to Americans coach Ron Rolston.

From the Democrat and Chronicle:

Hodgson suffered the injury against the Phantoms on Oct. 27 and did play in Friday’s 3-2 shootout victory over Hamilton. But while he skated a regular shift (19:08 of ice time, but just one OT shift), he really was not effective and had just one shot on goal.

Since his game is based on his creativity with the puck, and since the break limits what he can do, “a couple weeks” could definitely mean more than two.

Hodgson has one goal and nine assists in nine games with the Amerks.

The 22-year-old was traded to Buffalo from Vancouver late last season.

Related: In which Cody Hodgson’s agent tweets his phone number, claims his account may have been hacked, then deletes all his tweets

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