Free agent Hodgson primed for resurgence with Preds
JUL 17, 10:15a ET | FOX Sports Tennessee
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 10:16a ET
News: Hodgson returned to practice Monday, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: Hodgson had missed the entirety of Nashville's training camp until Monday, so it's a positive development for his fantasy owners that the 25-year-old was finally able to make his return to action. He is expected to open the season as a bottom-six forward with the Predators, and will play in Tuesday's exhibition against Columbus.
Rotowire: Sep 14 / 7:56p ET
News: Hodgson is expected to start training camp as the Predators' No. 3 center, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Impact: After scoring a career-high 44 points with the Sabres two seasons ago, Hodgson slumped badly in 2014-15, registering just 13 points in 78 games. In fairness, he was expected to play more of a two-way game in Buffalo last season, which has never been one of his strengths. In Nashville, he could be a better fit with coach Peter Laviolette's uptempo, attacking offensive system. Either way, the 25-year old Hodgson certainly has some upside, and at the very least will be surrounded by a stronger supporting cast this year with the Preds. As such, he could be in line for a strong rebound season, so feel free to take a flier on him in the later rounds of your fantasy drafts.