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Cody Franson | Defenseman | #11

Team: Chicago Blackhawks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 224
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (79) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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Cody Franson doesn't expect to be back with the Chicago Blackhawks next season.
Franson will be testing the UFA market this summer, but after being unable to maintain a spot in the NHL with Chicago in 2017-18, he'll be moving on to a different franchise. "I'm quite certain I won't be back next year," Franson said. "This year obviously didn't go the way that I envisioned it going and they're in a situation with their group right now where they're in kind of a transitional period. They've got some young guys that started to get some experience this year and they've got all those guys signed up for next year, so I'll be looking for something different I think unless something changes. Obviously it's not like my door's closed, but I don't see it going that way." If there's a silver lining, it's that Franson has done great in the AHL. He had nine goals and 28 points in 37 AHL regular season games and has added another four goals and eight points in seven playoff contests. May 18 - 8:40 AM

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Cody Franson has been assigned to Rockford of the AHL.

Franson cleared waivers on Tuesday afternoon and will head to Chicago's minor-league affiliate. He could become a trade chip for the Blackhawks now that he is in the AHL.
Jan 9 - 12:27 PM

Cody Franson has been placed on waivers by Chicago.

Franson has appeared in 23 games with the Blackhawks this season. He has one goal, six assists, 51 shots, 18 hits and 18 blocks. Franson could be an attractive option for other teams.
Jan 8 - 12:23 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) has been taken off the injured reserve list.

Franson spent seven consecutive games on the sidelines. He has a goal and seven points in 19 games this season.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:30:00 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) won't return to the lineup on Thursday.

It will be Franson's fifth straight game on the sidelines. He has a goal and seven points in 19 contests this season.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) is penciled in to skate on Sunday.

That would naturally move Franson closer to his return, but it's still not clear exactly how much longer he's expected to be on the sidelines. He's missed three games so far and will almost certainly remain on the sidelines for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 09:44:00 AM

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

The move is retroactive to Saturday, so Franson is out for Thursday's contest, but is eligible to be activated ahead of Sunday's game. He has a goal and seven points in 19 contests in 2017-18.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 12:27:00 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) won't play Tuesday night versus Florida.

Franson didn't play Sunday because of an upper-body injury. He tried to practice Monday, but experienced some pain so he's still day-to-day.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 03:28:00 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) will miss Sunday's game.

It's not yet clear if Franson will be available on Tuesday. The hope is that Franson will be able to skate on Monday and then the Blackhawks would go from there.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 01:13:00 PM

Cody Franson (upper body) probably won't be available for Sunday's game.

As previously mentioned, Franson wasn't able to practice on Saturday. If Franson can't play, then Jordan Oesterle will probably dress.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 09:45:00 AM

Cody Franson missed practice Saturday because of an upper-body injury.

Franson logged just 8:48 of ice time on Friday against Buffalo. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:47:00 PM

Not only is Cody Franson playing with Duncan Keith on the Blackhawks' top defencemen pairing, he is also teaming with Keith on the team's top power-play unit.

Needless to say, Franson might make a nice fantasy pickup, at least for the short term. As an aside, Brent Seabrook did not receive any power-play minutes Saturday night.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 01:41:00 PM

Cody Franson appears to be have been promoted to the top pairing for tonight's contest against the Minnesota Wild.

Franson will join Duncan Keith on the top pairing and will likely log some big minutes in both five-on-five and the power play situations. Franson has three points in four games this season and definitely warrants some fantasy consideration with his increased responsibility. If you are in need of help along your blue line, it's better to be a little early picking up Franson than late.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 12:37:00 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks lead the NHL in power play opportunities with 59, but they sit fourth from the bottom on the power play.

The Blackhawks have converted just eight of 59 power play opportunities this season, only the Ducks, Blue Jackets, and Canadiens have been worse on the man advantage. Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville decided it was time to give Cody Franson a shot to get his power play going. "He’s got such a strong shot, but he’s (done) so well moving across, being in the right areas to alleviate the pressure as well," said captain Jonathan Toews of defenseman Cody Franson. "He’s been a good puck mover. You can tell he’s confident on the power play. That shot makes him dangerous and makes everyone better out there." Franson has only appeared in four games this season, but he has picked up three points, with two of them coming on the power play. His spot on the top power play unit could be what brings him back to fantasy relevance. Keep an eye on Franson.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Cody Franson may play on the top pairing Wednesday night.

Franson skated alongside Duncan Keith during Tuesday's practice. He has appeared in just three games for the Blackhawks this season and he has posted two assists.
Wed, Nov 1, 2017 11:01:00 AM

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