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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 17 - 10:07 PM

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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.
Oct 17 - 9:47 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.
Apr 2 - 9:35 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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Johan Larsson
4Zemgus Girgensons
5Derek Grant
6William Carrier
LW1Evander Kane
2Tyler Ennis
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Sam Reinhart
3Matt Moulson
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Dmitry Kulikov
4Jake McCabe
5Josh Gorges
6Cody Franson
7Justin Falk
8Taylor Fedun
9Brendan Guhle
G1Robin Lehner
2Anders Nilsson