Franson (knee) is paired with Morgan Rielly in warmups; looks like he will play.
Franson missed the first two games of the season with a bruised knee, but should play tonight vs. the Rangers. Franson had five goals and 28 assists (33 points)--1PPG / 17PPA-- last season. He will once again be a key part of the Leafs power-play.
Franson (knee) is expected to return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Sunday.
Franson was a full participant in the Leafs gameday skate on Saturday, but head coach Randy Carlyle kept Franson out of the lineup last night vs. the Penguins, but that is not expected to be the case tonight in New York. Franson missed the last two games of the preseason and the first two games of the regular season. He is expected to make his season debut on the third pair with Roman Polak--the two have never played together. We will know if he is playing for sure during pre-game warmups.
Franson was back on the ice for practice Saturday morning and said that he's ready to play. All that Head Coach Randy Carlyle would divulge is that Franson is "an option". We won't know Fransons's status until warm-ups tonight.
Franson (foot) skated on Friday and is listed as day-to-day.
Franson missed Wednesday's season opener vs. the Canadiens and could miss Saturday's game vs. the Penguins as well. Rookie Stuart Percy had a solid debut in Franson's place so expect him to play again if Franson is unavailable.
Franson will not play on Wednesday, but still targeting a Saturday return.
Franson said after practice today that the swelling in his knee still has not gone down, but he still expects that he will be able to play on Saturday against the Penguins. With Franson out tonight, Stuart Percy will make his NHL debut on the third pair with Roman Polak.
Franson (knee) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Septmber 28th.
Franson's designation on IR is simply a formality. He is not expected to play in the season opener, so placing him on IR allows the Maple Leafs to carry an extra player until he is healthy. The retroactive move allows Franson to return as soon as he is healthy.
Franson (knee) will not play on Wednesday, targeting Saturday for a return.
With Franson out, rookie Stuart Percy will make his NHL debut on Wednesday. Franson said he has "a little ways to go" and is hoping to be back on Saturday against the Penguins. Franson is coming off of a season where he had 33 points (5G / 28A) and was second among Toronto D-men averaging 2:54 power-play time per game.
Franson (knee) is unlikely to play on Wednesday according to head coach Randy Carlyle.
Franson injured his knee in a preseason game last week and was unable to finish practice this morning, so there was already some doubt surrounding his availability. If he can't play, look for rookie Stuart Percy to make his NHL debut.
Franson has been battling a left-knee injury since crashing into the boards in last Sunday's preseason game vs. the Sabres. Not being able to complete practice this morning puts his status for Wednesday's season opener in doubt. Should be unavailable, 21-year-old Stuart Percy will enter the lineup.
Franson is out with a knee injury, no timetable for his return.
Franson was injured in Sunday's preseason game against the Sabres. He hurt his left knee after smashing heavily into the boards following a battle with Torrey Mitchell. "I thought my kneecap was shattered," Franson said on Monday. The Leafs are battling some serious injury woes in the preseason, but it looks like Franson may have dodged a bullet; this injury could have been more serious. Monitor his status as the regular season approaches.
The Maple Leafs and Cody Franson avoid salary arbitration and agree on a one-year, $3.3 million dollar deal.
Franson, 26, played 79 games for the Maple Leafs in 2013-14, collecting 33 points (five goals, 28 assists) with 30 penalty minutes. The 6-5, 213-pound defenceman ranked second in NHL hits (282) and was third on the Leafs in blocked shots (111). He established single-season career highs in assists and points last season.
Franson (lower-body) will return to the Maple Leafs lineup on Thursday.
Franson missed the last two games after being injured on Friday vs. Buffalo. Franson leads the Leafs with 13 assists, but is still in search of his first goal. Morgan Rielly will likely be scratched with Franson returning.
Franson (lower-body) will be a game-time decision tonight.
Franson left warmups and did not play in Saturday's game after being injured on Friday vs. Buffalo. Franson is still searching for his first goal of the season, but leads the Leafs with 13 assists. He was on the ice for the Maple Leafs morning skate so there is a good chance that he will be in the lineup tonight. Monitor his status during warmups.