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Cody Franson | Defenseman | #6

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 224
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (79) / NAS
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Cody Franson is slated to play in his 500th NHL game Tuesday night.
It will also be his 100th contest with the Sabres. During the 2016-17 season, Franson has one goal and eight assists in 40 outings. Jan 17 - 4:07 PM

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Cody Franson (lower body) will be back on Thursday.

Franson missed three straight games due to the injury. He has a goal and eight points in 31 games in 2016-17.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:41:00 PM

Cody Franson might be available to return Thursday night from a lower-body injury.

"I'm working back, and it's feeling really good," Franson said. "We're kind of going day-by-day with it right now. I felt good out there, so I'm hopeful." He has missed the last three games, but practiced fully on Wednesday.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 07:48:00 AM

Cody Franson (undisclosed) sat for a third straight game on Tuesday versus Detroit.

He is dealing with an undisclosed injury. Justin Falk has continued to fill in during Franson's absence.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 10:16:00 AM

Cody Franson apparently missed Thursday's game due to an injury.

He was surprisingly scratched despite participating in the morning skate and pregame warmups. Justin Falk replaced Franson in the lineup.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:02:00 AM

Cody Franson found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

He cut Tampa's lead to 2-1 at the time. The goal was Franson's first of the season and it was scored in the second period while the Sabres were on the power play. Evander Kane and Taylor Fedun had the assists on Buffalo's only goal. Franson has five points in 17 games this season.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:07:00 PM

Cody Franson recorded an assist in Sunday's 6-2 win over Edmonton.

It was the first point in two games of the 2016-17 season for Franson. He missed the last 23 games of the 2015-16 campaign due to post-concussion symptoms.
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Cody Franson will likely not play again this season.

So says Sabres' coach Dan Bylsma. Franson is still experiencing post-concussion symptoms and is not practicing or skating at the moment. If you need a roster spot for the last week of the season, it is safe to cut Franson if you have not already done so.
Sat, Apr 2, 2016 09:35:00 AM

Cody Franson (concussion) has been shut down temporarily.

"Franson's off the ice and really kind of in a holding pattern for how he's feeling," coach Dan Bylsma said. He skated for a few times, but didn't get on the ice Monday. He has been sidelined since Feb. 19 in Columbus.
Mon, Mar 21, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Cody Franson (neck) has been on the ice for three straight days.

Franson still isn't expected to play on Saturday, but at least he's making progress. He last played on Feb. 19.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 03:05:00 PM

Cody Franson won't play in Monday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Franson's been dealing with a neck injury and he's still not ready to return to the lineup. He's considered day-to-day.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Cody Franson (neck) won't suit up in Thursday's game against the Calgary Flames.

This will be Franson's sixth straight game on the sidelines. He's still considered day-to-day at this point.
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 07:07:00 PM

Cody Franson won't play in Friday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

Franson skated with his teammates on Tuesday and Wednesday, but he stayed off the ice during Friday's morning skate. "He's still not getting 100 percent better yet," Sabres coach Dan Bylsma said. "He had an active day yesterday, working-out wise and today he's taking the day off." He's considered day-to-day at this point.
Fri, Feb 26, 2016 08:35:00 PM

Cody Franson (head/neck) won't play Wednesday, but he may not be sidelined for very long.

Coach Dan Bylsma said the defenseman could play on Buffalo's road trip, so he may be ready to play on Friday in San Jose or Saturday at Los Angeles.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) will travel with the Sabres on the road.

He sustained a head/neck injury last Friday that kept him off the ice on Monday, so his status for Wednesday's game at Anaheim is uncertain.
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 09:57:00 AM

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