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Cody Franson | Defenseman | #11

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 234
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (79) / NAS
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Cody Franson has reportedly inked a professional tryout offer with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Franson had three goals and 19 points in 68 contests in 2016-17. He reportedly declined other team's contract offers to sign a PTO with Chicago. The Blackhawks will gain cap space once Marian Hossa is moved to the long-term injured reserve list, so it's possible that Franson and Chicago have an understanding that he'll be signed once that happens. Sep 7 - 7:03 PM

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Cody Franson may receive a camp invite from the Chicago Blackhawks, presumably on a tryout contract, if he doesn't get a deal elsewhere.

Jay Zawaski of 670 The Score in Chicago brought up the possibility on July 15. The Blackhawks could use another defender with NHL experience on the roster. Franson is still looking for a new deal as an unrestricted free agent. He played in 68 games with Buffalo last year and contributed 19 points.
Source: TSN.ca
Jul 26 - 4:21 PM

Cody Franson will be back in fold on Monday night.

He has missed the last six games with an upper-body injury. In 65 games this season, Franson has three goals and 19 points.
Apr 3 - 4:31 PM

Cody Franson has recovered from his upper-body injury.

He was healthy enough to play Sunday, but he was made a healthy scratch. Franson hasn't played for six straight games.
Apr 3 - 10:24 AM

Cody Franson (upper body) is not yet ready to return to the blue line on Sunday against the Islanders.

Mark it now six games in a row on the sidelines for the veteran defender. He practiced on Thursday though, so he's at least making some progress. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Apr 2 - 2:52 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) participated in practice on Thursday.

He has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury. It's unclear if he will be ready to play on Sunday at this time, but this is a step in the right direction.
Mar 31 - 8:33 AM

Cody Franson will remain sidelined due to an undisclosed injury as Buffalo takes on Columbus on Tuesday.

Through 65 games this season he's posted three goals and 19 points along with 65 blocks and 80 hits. He has not played since March 17th.
Mar 28 - 6:51 PM

Cody Franson is unlikely to play Monday against Detroit due to an undisclosed injury.

He was hurt in Friday's game against Anaheim. Through 65 games this season he's posted three goals and 19 points along with 65 blocks and 80 hits.
Mar 19 - 2:08 PM

Cody Franson will be back in Buffalo's lineup on Saturday.

He missed four games with a foot injury after blocking a shot against Anaheim back on Feb. 9. He has 16 points in 51 games in 2016-17.
Feb 18 - 11:50 AM

Dan Bylsma is pretty sure that Cody Franson (foot) will play in at least one of Buffalo's two games this weekend.

And it could be Saturday's match with St. Louis. We'll keep you posted. Through 51 games this season he has posted three goals and 16 points along with 47 blocks and 64 hits.
Feb 17 - 3:33 PM

Cody Franson will be sidelined with a bone bruise in his foot for the next two-to-three weeks

Which will keep him out of the lineup until about the trade deadline. Through 51 games this season he has posted three goals and 16 points along with 47 blocks and 64 hits.
Feb 11 - 12:42 PM

An update on Cody Franson's injury status.

The veteran defender has a foot injury, which was suffered after blocking a shot in Thursday's match with Anaheim. He'll be reevaluated more today but will miss the weekend's slate of games nevertheless.
Feb 10 - 1:45 PM

After blocking a shot on Wednesday against Anaheim, Cody Franson will be sidelined with an undisclosed injury for the weekend.

Which means he'll miss both games against Toronto and Vancouver. Through 51 games this season he has posted three goals and 16 points along with 47 blocks and 64 hits.
Feb 10 - 1:09 PM

Cody Franson scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 OT loss to the New York Rangers.

Franson's goal tied the game at one with just over five minutes remaining in regulation. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 24:57 of ice time. Franson's up to three goals and 12 assists in 47 games this season. Ryan O'Reilly and Tyler Ennis picked up the assists on Buffalo's only goal.
Feb 2 - 11:01 PM

Cody Franson contributed two assists Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime win against the Nashville Predators.

The Sabres defender has picked up one goal and three helpers during a three-game point streak. Franson currently has 13 points in 44 outings this season.
Jan 25 - 10:27 AM

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