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Cody Franson | Defenseman

Team: Nashville Predators
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 213
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Cody Franson earned an assist in a 2-1 shootout win over Buffalo on Sunday.
He had a power-play helper on a goal by Mike Ribeiro. Franson logged 19:22 of ice time in his second game with the Predators since being traded by Toronto. He has been paired with Mattias Ekholm on the back end. Feb 23 - 11:27 AM

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The Nashville Predators finally had Cody Franson in their lineup on Saturday.

Franson was acquired from Toronto last Sunday and his arrival was delayed by bad weather and immigration issues. The 27-year-old had two shots on goal in 17:52 of ice time in the game. This is Franson's second tour of duty with the Predators. He was originally selected in third round of the 2005 Entry Draft by the club.
Feb 22 - 9:40 AM

The Nashville Predators will be able to insert Cody Franson into their lineup at some point this weekend.

Franson was acquired by the Preds on Sunday but has yet to play in a game for his new team because of delays in the immigration paperwork. The 27-year-old is having a strong offensive season in 2014-15. Franson has six goals and 32 points in 55 games. He is an unrestricted free-agent at season's end.
Feb 21 - 8:55 AM

Cody Franson isn't expected to play Thursday, but he might finally be able to join his Nashville teammates.

"We don't know if they will be here or not," Predators coach Peter Laviolette said of new additions Franson and Mike Santorelli. "It's been a hard process to get them here just because of the weather. We'll be ready to go, regardless." Nashville had to get their work visas settled and then weather became an issue. They might arrive on Long Island prior to Thursday's game.
Feb 19 - 3:39 PM

Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli, and Victor Stalberg will be out versus the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night.

Stalberg has played just 11 games this season with no fantasy value, and both Franson and Santorelli aren't yet cleared to play for the Preds just yet. Stay patient.
Feb 17 - 8:00 PM

Cody Franson may not be ready to play Tuesday against San Jose.

He still has to get his work visa situation settled, so he hasn't joined the team yet. It's unclear when that will happen, but we'll keep you posted.
Feb 17 - 11:15 AM

Cody Franson is happy to be returning to Nashville.

"When I first got the news about the trade, it was mixed emotions because I've been here for four years in Toronto, made a lot of good friends and have a lot of good relationships. You hate to leave those guys behind," said Franson, who was traded by the Maple Leafs on Sunday. "But I've obviously still got roots in Nashville. I've always had a big soft spot for that place. It was my first city, where I got my start and I loved it when I was there, so I'm very excited to go back." Franson has six goals and 32 points in 55 games this season, but he'll have to accept a reduced role in Nashville behind Shea Weber and Roman Josi.
Feb 16 - 11:23 AM

The Nashville Predators acquired Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nashville's first round pick in 2015, Olli Jokinen and Brendan Leipsic.

At first glance, it appears as though Toronto did very well in this deal. Both Franson and Santorelli were set to become unrestricted free-agents at the end of this season and they probably weren't going to return next year. The Predators paid a big price to acquire the pair from Toronto, but with few teams actually willing to be sellers Nashville had to overpay.
Feb 15 - 11:08 AM

The injury that is slowing Cody Franson down is to his hip.

Franson continues to play through the injury but we would be wary about starting him as hip troubles definitely impact on one's effectiveness in skating.
Feb 14 - 12:15 PM

Contrary to earlier reports, Cody Franson tested out his injured leg at warmups on Saturday and is playing for the Leafs versus the Oilers.

Franson was limping around after Friday night's game in New Jersey and the Leafs called up Petter Granberg from the AHL. Granberg headed back to the dressing room after warmups though to make room for one of the Leafs' top defenseman.
Feb 7 - 7:15 PM

Cody Franson has been scratched from the Leafs' matchup with Edmonton on Saturday night due to an injury.

Franson was limping around the dressing room after last night's game in New Jersey, and head coach Peter Horachek referenced an injury on the defence for calling up Petter Granberg earlier, so don't scratch his name off your Leafs jersey just yet.
Feb 7 - 6:27 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly asking for a second round draft pick for Cody Franson.

Franson is a potential unrestricted free-agent at season's end and the Leafs are in the middle of a free-fall. They have lost nine games in a row and it looks like they have every intention of being sellers as the trade deadline approaches. The 27-year-old has six goals, 29 points and minus-7 rating in 49 games this season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 1 - 12:03 PM

Cody Franson knows it's possible that he could be traded, but he would prefer to stay in Toronto.

"It may come to that situation where (Leafs management) sees some other things are a little more necessary and go a different way," Franson said. "That's part of the business. I'm hopeful that's not the case, but I understand if that's what it is." He's expected to take on a leadership role with Dion Phaneuf sidelined and he's slated to be the Leafs' top defender. Franson can become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Jan 28 - 10:40 AM

Cody Franson, the Toronto Maple Leafs' leading scorer from the blue line with 29 points, may not be long for Toronto according to Darren Dreger.

For Dreger the equation is simple, "The Leafs aren't willing to pay him what he will lure on the open market and based on the demand for blueliners with a right-handed shot, Franson will fetch a decent trade return once it's been determined he intends to walk." The 6'5" 215 lbs. 27 year old defender has put up 162 points in 368 games during his six seasons in the NHL and is coming off a one year $3.3M contract he signed over the summer.
Jan 23 - 6:50 PM

The Maple Leafs are hoping to start negotiations on an extension with Cody Franson, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox.

Franson is making $3.3 million this year, and he’s set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time this summer. The 27-year-old has 27 points in 43 games this season, while averaging 21:06 of ice time.
Jan 17 - 9:01 PM

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C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
RW1James Neal
2Filip Forsberg
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton