Canucks send Hodgson to Sabres at trading deadline

The Vancouver Canucks have traded rookie forward Cody Hodgson to the Buffalo Sabres.

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have traded rookie forward Cody Hodgson to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Canucks also sent defenceman Alexander Sulzer to the Sabres in exchange for forward Zack Kassian and defenceman Marc-Andre Gragnani.

Hodgson and Kassian are both former first-round draft picks.

Earlier in the day, the Canucks acquired two-way forward Sammy Pahlsson from the Columbus Blue Jackets for two fourth-round picks.

The 34-year-old Pahlsson had 11 points (2-9) in 61 games for Columbus this season.

Pahlsson won a gold medal with Sweden’s Olympic team in 2006 and was a key contributor to Anaheim’s Stanley Cup win the following year.

He is earning US$2.65 million and due to become an unrestricted free agent in the summer.

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