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Hodgson signs AHL PTO, ending retirement after eight years

Cody Hodgson Nashville Predators Cody Hodgson - Dave Reginek/Getty Images

After eight years out of professional hockey, former first-round pick Cody Hodgson is making a comeback.

Hodgson signed a professional tryout contract with the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals on Wednesday. The 33-year-old forward last played during the 2015-16 season, splitting time between the Nashville Predators and the Admirals. He retired after that season, joining the Predators’ youth hockey and fan development program.

Hodgson was diagnosed with RYR-1-related malignant hyperthermia during the 2015-16 after dealing with "numerous injuries, severe symptoms, and episodes of rhabdomyolysis," according to the RYR-1 Foundation.

Selected 10th overall by the Vancouver Canucks in the 2008 draft, Hodgson appeared in 328 games from 2010-2016 with the Canucks, Sabres and Predators. He has 64 goals and 142 points over his NHL career.

Hodgson also won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2009 World Juniors, posting five goals and 16 points in six games.