Well-connected hockey insider Josh Rimer has tweeted that the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenseman Cody Franson are close to agreeing on a contract and may be able to avoid Monday's scheduled salary-arbitration hearing.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson are far apart in what they believe the defenseman should be paid.
Cody Franson is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on July 21.
Cody Franson has filed for salary arbitration.
Cody Franson has arbitration rights if contract negotiations linger again with the Maple Leafs.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs have received trade offers for Cody Franson.
Cody Franson is slated for restricted free agency this summer.
Cody Franson returned to action on Thursday March 13.
Cody Franson hopes to return from his illness on Thursday night.
Cody Franson wasn't able to play Tuesday night because of a stomach ailment.
Cody Franson has struggled defensively in 2013-14.
Cody Franson scored the only Toronto goal in Wednesday's 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Kings.
Cody Franson (lower body) will be available on Thursday.
Cody Franson (lower body) will not return on Tuesday.