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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 will return to the Predators' blue line for Game Two against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Franson has missed Nashville's previous two games with an upper body injury, but he's expected to pair with Seth Jones. Franson put up just four points in 23 games with the Predators after recording 32 points in 55 games with Toronto to begin the season. He has four goals and 13 points in 23 career playoff games, as well. Apr 17 - 7:41 PM

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Cody Franson (upper body) won't play in Game 1 against Chicago.

He wasn't wearing a no-contact jersey during the morning skate, but he's listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
Apr 15 - 12:31 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) didn't take part in Monday's practice.

It's unclear if he'll be ready for Nashville's playoff opener on Wednesday night. Franson is listed as day-to-day.
Apr 14 - 11:11 AM

Cody Franson is still nursing an upper-body injury and won't suit up against the Stars on Saturday.

He will sit out the Preds' season finale. It is unknown if Franson will be ready to go once the playoffs begin next week.
Apr 11 - 12:29 PM

Cody Franson is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Franson is listed as day-to-day...which doesn't really mean much because the playoffs are about to start so we shouldn't expect to get many timetables from this point forward. That being said, it's entirely possible that Franson just has a minor issue and the Predators are just holding out him their season finale on Saturday won't mean much anyways.
Apr 10 - 4:16 PM

Cody Franson has struggled mightily since being acquired by the Nashville Predators.

The Preds gave up a first round pick and more for Franson and forward Mike Santorelli and both players have struggled to deliver with their new clubs. Franson has been benched twice in the last five games and has just one goal and four points in 21 games with Nashville. The biggest difference is perhaps the lack of ice time he's received with his new team. Franson went from playing over 21 minutes a game in Toronto to playing just under 16 minutes in Nashville.
Apr 5 - 10:10 AM

Cody Franson was benched in Thursday's game versus Tampa Bay.

He didn't see a shift in the third period after he got just three in the second frame. Franson's ice time has dropped since being reacquired by Nashville from Toronto and he played a season-low 7:15 on Thursday.
Mar 27 - 11:18 AM

It seems as if Cody Franson does not have Predators' coach Peter Laviolette's trust.

His playing time has slowly been reduced since his arrival in Nashville. Thursday night Franson was on the ice for a season-low 9:35 and did not play on the power-play at all as Ryan Ellis manned the second unit. If you were counting on Franson for some offense from your blueline, you may want to re-think your strategy.
Mar 14 - 12:40 PM

Cody Franson has returned to the game after being helped off the ice in the second period.

Franson was hit by Jets captain Andrew Ladd along the boards and he had trouble putting weight on his leg, needing some help to get back on his feet. It's worth keeping an eye on over the next day or two.
Mar 7 - 9:24 PM

Cody Franson had to be helped to the locker room in the second period after a hit from Andrew Ladd.

Ladd hit him along the boards and Franson’s knee appeared to buckle. The Predators defenseman played 11:34 and had a minus-one rating before leaving the game.
Mar 7 - 9:03 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Mike Ribeiro
2Mike Fisher
3Mike Santorelli
4Calle Jarnkrok
5Paul Gaustad
LW1Matt Cullen
2Colin Wilson
3Gabriel Bourque
4Taylor Beck
5Viktor Stalberg
6Kevin Fiala
RW1Filip Forsberg
2James Neal
3Craig Smith
4Eric Nystrom
D1Shea Weber
2Roman Josi
3Cody Franson
4Seth Jones
5Mattias Ekholm
6Ryan Ellis
7Anton Volchenkov
8Victor Bartley
G1Pekka Rinne
2Carter Hutton