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Cody Franson | Defenseman | #46

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 234
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 3 (79) / NAS
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Cody Franson registered two assists in Friday night's 7-2 loss at the hands of the Canadiens.

They were Franson's first two points of the season. We expect Franson to be the Sabres' top scoring blueliner so if he is available inexpensively, grab him.
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Free agent signing, Cody Franson, has yet to earn a point in five games with the Sabres.

It's only five games into the season, with no need to panic, however, the former Leafs defenseman will face his old club while being pointless and earning over three minutes of power play time per game, en route to playing 19:53 a night. Franson was expected to give the Sabres blueline a boost, however has yet to deliver.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 07:09:00 PM

Cody Franson returned to practice Tuesday and it looks like he will be in the lineup Wednesday night against Toronto.

Coach Dan Bylsma originally called Franson "day-to-day," but on Tuesday it was said that Franson missed Monday's skate for maintenance. Franson has no points and a minus-4 rating in five games this season.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:32:00 AM

Cody Franson (undisclosed) did not take part in Monday's practice.

Coach Dan Bylsma said the defenseman was "day-to-day," but he hasn't been ruled out of playing on Wednesday against Toronto.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 10:26:00 AM

Cody Franson likes the direction Buffalo's power play is going.

"It's one of those things where we're a new group," Franson said. "Some of the teams we've played, they've been a power-play unit for a year or two years. They've got that rhythm already and we're still in the process of working out our kinks and learning how this group of five is going to be able to do things. Learning our routes, when to become an outlet for a guy getting in tight – all those things that come with being a good power play. I think we're improving every day and I thought we did a pretty good job." Cody Franson skated on a unit with Ryan O'Reilly, Matt Moulson, Jamie McGinn and Tyler Ennis during Monday's 4-2 win over Columbus. The Sabres went 3-for-7 with the man advantage in the match. Franson is still seeking his first point with his new team.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:43:00 AM

Free-agency didn't go according to plan for Cody Franson.

Franson was an unrestricted free-agent this off-season but he had to wait until September 10th to finally come to terms with a new team. "The whole free agency experience went very different than we had planned. With the cap not going up and a lot of the teams that were very interested in us, they didn’t have a lot of options," Franson said. "They were pretty tight against the cap as-was. There were some trades that were made that ended up taking away some of our suitors. I think this was a year where everything kind of changed really." Franson ended up signing a two-year, $6.65 million contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 03:25:00 PM

Cody Franson is projected to see time on the first power-play unit with the Sabres.

"He's a skill defenseman, obviously a big body," GM Tim Murray said. "We know he's not a crasher and banger and that's not what we signed him for. But he's got some range, he's got a long reach. It does take some space to get by him." Franson is looking forward to the upcoming season after finally getting more than a one-year deal and he feels the Sabres are a team moving in the right direction.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Cody Franson has signed a two-year deal with the Buffalo Sabres.

The contract is worth $6.65 million for an annual average value of $3.325 million. Franson had seven goals and 36 points in 78 games between Toronto and Nashville last season. He only registered four points in 23 appearances on a deep Predators' blueline, but he should have a bigger role on the Sabres.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 10:18:00 AM

According to two NHL sources, Buffalo has offered Cody Franson a two-year contract.

Franson has been linked to Boston, Pittsburgh and Columbus in the rumor mill as well. Buffalo has the cap space to make him an offer he would probably prefer, though. Franson earned $3.3 million last season and it's believed that he is looking for a multi-year contract.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:24:00 AM

Cody Franson remains an unsigned free agent as all arbitration cases are now completed in the NHL.

It’s been one of the biggest surprises of the NHL free agency frenzy this season as Franson is one of the most underrated defensemen in the league. This past season he helped his teams increase their shot-attempts for and reduce shot-attempts against as well as improved his team’s goals-for and against. His on-ice impact has created a very bizarre situation for NHL owners as Franson could be seeking a deal worth roughly $5 million annually, which will be well deserved. It’s a matter of time before someone locks him up to a long term deal and he becomes a reliable fantasy defenseman for next season.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Cody Franson thinks that Boston would be an interesting landing spot for him.

Franson is arguably the most desirable unrestricted free agent left on the market. He says he's been talking to five or six clubs and the Bruins are on that list. Franson had seven goals and 36 points in 78 contests last season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 09:52:00 AM

Cody Franson says there's been a lot of interest in his services despite the fact that nothing's gotten done yet.

Franson thinks this summer's cap crunch has been a contributing factor in him still being an unrestricted free agent and that seems likely. He'll definitely end up with a contract, but he might have to settle for a one-year deal in the hope that next summer's market will be more favorable.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4Johan Larsson
5David Legwand
6Daniel Catenacci
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Nicolas Deslauriers
5Cody McCormick
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Jamie McGinn
3Sam Reinhart
4Brian Gionta
D1Rasmus Ristolainen
2Zach Bogosian
3Cody Franson
4Mike Weber
5Mark Pysyk
6Josh Gorges
7Carlo Colaiacovo
8Jake McCabe
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson