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Hodgson (‘took a little bit of a banging’) out; Leino back in

Dec 12, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

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Cody Hodgson took a little bit of a banging last game, so he probably won’t play tonight.”

Quote courtesy Sabres coach Ted Nolan, per the Buffalo News.

And while there may have been a better way to say that, it doesn’t change the fact that Ville Leino will replace Hodgson against the Senators.

Leino was a healthy scratch Tuesday at home versus Ottawa, a 2-1 shootout win for the Sabres.

“Certain players with a certain skill set, they have to play to that level,” Nolan said of Leino, who has just five assists in 18 games this season.

  1. imleftcoast - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    I love Arrested Development, but what’s the deal with the Tobias clip? Is Cody blue from bruising or was he seen around town in cutoff jean shorts?

    • withseidelinn - Dec 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      The fire sale audition is the greatest thing ever seen on television.

      • imleftcoast - Dec 12, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        Munchma Quchi is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on TV.

  2. travishenryskid - Dec 12, 2013 at 2:28 PM

    First Nolan says players are starting to stick out for not working hard enough, and those players might have to sit and watch. Followed by Leino scratch and Hodgson demotion to the third line. Another invisible game for Cody, now he’s in the press box. Big coincidence. This is a healthy scratch.

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