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Cody Franson | Defenseman

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 213
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Cody Franson produced a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Los Angeles.
He was also credited with seven hits and five blocks in the match. The two-point effort snapped his season-long, five-game scoring drought. Franson has five goals, 19 points and a plus-9 rating in 28 games this campaign. Dec 15 - 9:53 AM

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Cody Franson did not register a point in Toronto's 4-1 win over Detroit on Saturday night.

Franson was riding a nine-game point streak coming into the game. The 27-year-old was just one game away from tying Tom Kurvers' franchise record for longest point-streak by a defenseman. The game was Franson's 200th as a member of the Leafs. He played a career-high 26:14 against the Wings.
Nov 23 - 10:02 AM

Cody Franson scored a goal in Toronto's 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Franson beat Penguins' goaltender Thomas Greiss with the Leafs trailing 2-0 in the third period. Franson has had a nice season offensively. He has now collected at least one point in six consecutive games. The 27-year-old three goals and 11 points in 15 games this season. Franson has also played over 20:00 for the Leafs in six of their last seven games.
Nov 14 - 11:24 PM

Cody Franson collected two assists in Toronto's 6-1 rout of Boston on Wednesday.

One of his helpers came on the man advantage to give him five power-play points. Franson is riding a five-game point streak to give him 10 points in 14 matches this season.
Nov 13 - 11:12 AM

Cody Franson had two assists in Toronto's 4-3 shootout loss to Colorado on Thursday night.

It might be strange to note that the remarkable part of the points were how unremarkable they were, they were just smart plays by the veteran defender, and they lead to two goals. He also helped out with three shots and blocks in his 22:34 of ice time.
Nov 7 - 1:06 AM

Cody Franson was back in Toronto's lineup for Sunday's game versus the New York Rangers.

He missed the first game of the season due to a knee injury and served as a healthy scratch on Saturday. Franson replaced Jake Gardiner in the lineup. He recorded two power-play points (one goal, one assist) and four hits.
Oct 13 - 1:41 AM

Despite being activated from IR, Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson can't play on Saturday.

It's probably wise for the Leafs not to rush him back, even if they had their struggles against the Montreal Canadiens. We'll keep an eye on the status of his knee as the days go by. Toronto's playing on Sunday, so that will be a good barometer for how far along he is.
Oct 11 - 6:53 PM

There is a very good chance Cody Franson will draw back into the Maple Leaf lineup Saturday night against the Penguins.

It looks like he has fully recovered from a knee injury and will play his first game of the season. This is not etched in stone, though. There is also no word on which defenseman would sit in the press box to allow Franson to return. If it is Stuart Percy, it would be a shame as the youngster played a great game against the Habs. Stay tuned.
Oct 11 - 11:41 AM

Cody Franson (knee) isn't likely to return on Saturday.

Franson was tentatively targeting that contest after missing Toronto's season opener. The silver lining is that he might be able to play on Sunday.
Oct 10 - 1:19 PM

Cody Franson (knee) is hoping that he'll be available to return on Saturday against Pittsburgh.

He's already been ruled out for Wednesday's opener, but he did return to practice on Tuesday. "I've only had one practice and it's still a little blocked up in places," Franson said. "It's sore, which is something I can deal with, but it's a matter of getting the swelling down. Once that happens, I can move around a bit more and get some power." He suffered a bone bruise and contusion when he slammed hard into the boards on Sept. 26 in an exhibition game against Buffalo. Consider him day-to-day.
Source: Toronto Sun
Oct 8 - 9:34 AM

Cody Franson (knee) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Franson had already ruled himself out for the Maple Leafs' season opener on Wednesday. He had five goals and 33 points in 79 contests last season.
Oct 7 - 4:02 PM

Cody Franson (knee) doesn't expect to play in Toronto's opening game.

Franson is hoping to make his season debut on Saturday instead. He had five goals and 33 points in 79 games in 2013-14.
Oct 7 - 12:58 PM

Cody Franson (knee) is questionable at this time for the start of the regular season.

If he's unable to play then his roster spot may go to Stuart Percy or Korbinian Holzer. Franson sustained a bruised knee last Sunday in a preseason game versus Buffalo.
Oct 3 - 10:04 AM

Cody Franson has a bruised knee.

The Maple Leafs are waiting for the swelling to go down, but so far it doesn't sound like a serious injury. Franson was hurt in the third period of Sunday's preseason game against Buffalo.
Sep 29 - 1:23 PM

Cody Franson was injured in the third period of Sunday's exhibition tilt against Buffalo.

He crashed heavily into the boards and appeared to injure his knee after a battle with Torrey Mitchell and was forced to leave the game. "He (Franson) went awkwardly into the boards and fell pretty hard," coach Randy Carlyle said. "It looked like he hit his knee cap or part of his leg went under him." Stay tuned for updates.
Sep 29 - 10:16 AM

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4Mike Santorelli
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Daniel Winnik
3David Booth
4Trevor Smith
RW1Phil Kessel
2Joffrey Lupul
3David Clarkson
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5Richard Panik
D1Dion Phaneuf
2Cody Franson
3Jake Gardiner
4Morgan Rielly
5Stephane Robidas
6Roman Polak
7Korbinian Holzer
G1Jonathan Bernier
2James Reimer