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Just in time for the conclusion of training camp Leafs defenceman Cody Franson will rejoin the Maple Leafs.
Projected to be a top four defenceman again this season Franson had been holding out because of a contract impasse with team management. But the big blueliner has agreed to a one-year term worth $2 million.
Throughout the holdout Franson had been seeking a one-year deal while the team wanted to lock him up for a longer term. Ultimately however Franson’s camp has settled for less money but got the length of the deal they had bargained for.
Franson who was a restricted free agent had a breakthrough season for the Leafs last year and was regularly in coach Randy Carlyle’s second pair. He also played in key power-play situations.
At a meeting with season-ticket holders on Wednesday night Leafs general manager Dave Nonis said the team was still interested in getting the deal done.
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenceman Cody Franson to a one-year $2 million contract.
Franson has spent the last two seasons of his four-year NHL career with the Leafs after being acquired in a trade with the Nashville Predators.
In 45 games last season Franson scored four goals and a career high 25 assists with a plus-8 rating.
A few weeks after signing Nazem Kadri, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed their last remaining free agent: defenseman Cody Franson. The two sides have reached an agreement on a 1-year, $2 million contract on Thursday. Franson, a 26-year old, British Columbia native, played three seasons with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants where he recorded 119 points (34-85) in 199 games. [...]
from Chris Johnston of Sportsnet,
Even though Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has only just solidified his lineup for this season-signing defenceman Cody Franson to a cap-friendly $2-million, one-year deal on Thursday-he’ll have to start charting the road ahead immediately. And if you’re a fan of this version of the team, don’t get too comfortable. Nonis...
To follow the fallout from the Leafs-Sabres suspension story required some suspension of disbelief.
In short David Clarkson is now playing but soon won’t be Phil Kessel can’t play but soon will and Buffalo coach Ron Rolston is a little lighter in his wallet for a line change with a costly one-liner from John Scott.
Clarkson who was considering an appeal of his 10-game sentence...
Phil Kessel has a record now, and while noted pugilist John Scott is fine with that, he doesn’t necessarily hold anything against the Maple Leafs forward, either.
Kessel was suspended three games Tuesday for his role in an on-ice altercation Sunday night between the Leafs and the Buffalo Sabres. Kessel and Scott did some pushing and shoving before Scott dropped his gloves and went...
Super late on this, but these two gifs are just the best, and need to be celebrated:
(Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports) Buffalo, N.Y. — Following their roles during a brawl in Sunday’s preseason game against the Buffalo Sabres, the NHL has handed down suspensions to David Clarkson and Phil Kessel of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The players were suspended Tuesday after the NHL reviewed the incident. Kessel will serve […]
The last couple days have been quite noteworthy in the National Hockey League as teams are solidifying their rosters for the start of the regular season. Here are the biggest pieces of news that Fantasy Hockey owners and NHL fans alike should be aware of.
Cody Franson- The 26-year-old defenseman ended his contract stalemate with the Toronto Maple Leafs by signing a 1-year $2-million...
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