"He's working on core training and he's got a regime that he needs to finish," said Lawrence Gilman.
(Cody) Hodgson is expected to be at the prospects physicals at Rogers Arena on Friday, but Gilman said it's uncertain if the 20-year-old centre will play in the prospects tournament in Penticton.
"'For any player, we want to make sure he's fit to play," said Gilman. "We haven't had a chance to conduct a (recent) medical evaluation (on Hodgson)." - from Jim Jamieson at the Province
Update (h/t Yankee): Gillis said about Hodgson today: "Our medical staff is going to do a thorough investigation, and if there’s any tweaks or he feels unsure yet or if he needs a bit more time, he won’t be participating this weekend. He’s gone through a long struggle with this back injury, he’s had a really good summer of training, and we’re going to put him on the ice when he’s 100% ready to go. We want him ready as soon as possible but he’s like any other player who is rehabbing an injury. They get totally evaluated and don’t get on the ice until they’re 100% and ready to participate. It would be somewhat unfair if he wasn’t in that position when we have guys working their butt off to try and make this hockey team. I spoke with him yesterday. He’s in great spirits, very eager, we just want to make sure he’s 100%."
Canucks director of player development Dave Gagner confirmed that Cody Hodgson’s foot will be evaluated before he’s assigned to the Canucks’ AHL affiliate.
"I'm not talking about Cody Hodgson," Mike Gillis said from Boston. "He doesn't play for our team."
When asked what he made of Hodgson's statement, Gillis replied: "I don't care."
"[Hodgson] has some ideas of his own," Gillis said. "I haven't talked to him, so I'm not going to comment until then."
"There's obvious stiffness and all the tension comes with it, but it's just my power — it's not there," said Hodgson.
"The quick-twitch muscle needs to regrow and I'm trying to get so I can explode again. That's the most difficult part. I see an opening and I just can't get to it. Once I'm going I'm fine and I have the top-end speed.
But the first two or three steps, there's no pop. The left leg has it, but with the right leg, there's no explosiveness yet."
Before his mercurial career could continue taking flight, Manitoba Moose rookie forward Cody Hodgson had to learn a little bit about how AHL teams get on an airplane.
That small, but important, detail was crossed off the list during the Moose-Houston Western Conference finals.
The possible explanations are a little murky. Perhaps the brilliant prospect thought that travel days were dress-down days. It could be argued that Hodgson's roommate -- whom he did not want to publicly blame -- should have tipped him off differently.
The bottom line was that when Hodgson showed up at the airport for the flight to Houston, he was rocking shorts and a golf shirt.
Um, no. The actual dress code for such occasions calls for a suit. Hodgson quickly ducked into a restroom to change into something a little more formal, but the damage was done. Cell phones were whipped out, pictures were taken and one somehow found its way to the phone of head coach Scott Arniel, who was en route to the airport and missed seeing the show in person.
"The guys had a good laugh about it," said Hodgson, 19. "It was a good learning experience."