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Cody Franson | Defenseman | #46

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 234
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (79) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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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 practising 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. Apr 2 - 9:35 AM

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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.
Mar 21 - 1:18 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.
Mar 11 - 3:05 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.
Mar 7 - 7:38 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.
Mar 3 - 7:07 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.
Feb 26 - 8:35 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.
Feb 24 - 5:36 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.
Feb 23 - 9:57 AM

Cody Franson won't play in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Franson was injured in Friday's win over Columbus after taking a hit from Jackets forward Scott Hartnell. He's day-to-day at this point.
Feb 21 - 11:49 AM

Cody Franson left Friday's 4-0 win over Columbus in the second period with an undisclosed injury.

Franson left the game after he was boarded by the Jackets' Scott Hartnell, who received a major penalty for the infraction. For now, consider Franson day-to-day.
Feb 20 - 9:10 AM

Cody Franson has a five-game point streak against the Boston Bruins going into Friday's match.

He has posted seven assists during that span. Franson is probably hoping that spree continues because he hasn't earned a point in his last eight games. He has 13 points in 43 games with the Sabres this season.
Jan 15 - 7:49 AM

Cody Franson scored in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Franson scored a fluky goal as he caught Corey Crawford napping behind the Hawks' net. The 28-year-old has three goals and 12 points in 34 games this season.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 10:36:00 AM

Cody Franson tallied his first goal with the Sabres on Tuesday in a 4-1 win against Tampa Bay.

His goal came just 48 seconds after Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos had tied the game and it gave Buffalo a lead they wouldn't relinquish. Franson also registered an assist on a power-play marker by Jack Eichel in the contest.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 07:58:00 AM

Cody Franson registered two assists in Friday night's 7-2 loss at the hands of the Canadiens.

They were Franson's first two points of the season. We expect Franson to be the Sabres' top scoring blueliner so if he is available inexpensively, grab him.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Free agent signing, Cody Franson, has yet to earn a point in five games with the Sabres.

It's only five games into the season, with no need to panic, however, the former Leafs defenseman will face his old club while being pointless and earning over three minutes of power play time per game, en route to playing 19:53 a night. Franson was expected to give the Sabres blueline a boost, however has yet to deliver.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 07:09:00 PM

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