The teams also swapped defensemen, with the Sabres sending Marc-Andre Gragnani
to the Canucks for Alexander Sulzer.
Hodgson, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, has registered 16
goals and 17 assists in 63 games this season. Kassian, the 13th player taken
in 2009, appeared in 27 games for Buffalo this year, collecting three goals
and seven points.
Sulzer posted one assist in 12 games for the Canucks. The German blueliner has
one goal and eight points in 74 career games with Nashville, Florida and
Gragnani recorded one goal and 12 points in 44 games. He led the Sabres in
playoff scoring last season.