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Hodgson confident he’ll get deal done with Sabres

Sep 5, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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One restricted free agent not showing concern about being unsigned — at least publicly — is Buffalo’s Cody Hodgson.

On Thursday, the 23-year-old said he’s sure he’ll be re-signing with the Sabres soon.

“I like it here, and we’ll get something done,” Hodgson told the Buffalo News, after practicing with teammates at the First Niagara Center.

Hodgson made $1.66 million annually (with bonuses) on his last deal — his entry-level contract — and rejected Buffalo’s qualifying offer of $826,875. The Sabres don’t have any cap concerns and consider Hodgson, the team’s second-leading scorer last year, to be an integral part of the future, so it’s easy to see why there’s confidence about reaching a deal.

The only issue, it seems, is timing. Buffalo has a history of dragging these RFA deals out.

The Sabres signed Drew Stafford to a new deal two days into their 2009 training camp and, last year, inked Tyler Ennis to an extension hours before the CBA expired and the lockout began.

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