Franson missed Monday’s practice with a maintenance day. He is battling an undisclosed injury and is questionable for Wednesday’s game vs. the Maple Leafs. If Franson is unable to play, expect Carlo Colaiacovo to be inserted into the lineup.
The Sabres have signed Cody Franson to a two-year deal worth $6.65M (3.325 AAV).
In 2014-15, Franson split time between the Maple Leafs and Predators—he amassed a total of seven goals and 29 assists (36 points) in 78 games between the two squads. His addition makes an already improved Sabres team that much better. Expect him to play a key role on Buffalo’s power play.
Franson (upper-body) is expected to return to the lineup for Game 2.
Franson missed the season finale and Game 1 of the series, but he will be back in tonight for Game 2. He is expected to be paired with Seth Jones. He has one goal and three assists (4 points) in 23 games with Nashville.
Franson is reportedly dealing with an upper-body injury and will likely be held out of the season finale on Saturday. Franson has just four points (1G / 3A) in 23 games since being acquired by the Predators. Franson has seen his ice-time drop from 21:23 (with TOR) to 15:25.
Franson is "unlikely" to make his Predators re-debut on Tuesday.
Franson is unlikely to play because of VISA/immigration issues. With Franson not available, the Predators hope to have Anton Volchenkov back in the lineup. If he doesn’t make his season debut with the Predators tonight, look for him to play on Thursday on Long Island.
The Predators have acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from the Maple Leafs for Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a 2015 first round pick.
Franson, 27, who was originally drafted by the Predators in 2005, spent the first four years of his career in Nashville. 2014-15 was his fourth year in Toronto, he has registered 32 points (6G / 26A) in 55 games at the point of today’s trade. Franson heading to Nashville makes the Preds even more of a legitimate Stanley Cup favourite.
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.