Found September 26, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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. The Salmon Arm BC native also appeared in all seven playoff games the Leafs played last year and had six points including three goals in the first round defeat to the Boston Bruins.

Cody Franson finally signs with Maple Leafs

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...

Maple Leafs Get Franson Signed by   Bradshaw Furlong

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. [...]

Maple Leafs' Phil Kessel suspended for last three pre-season games

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...

John Scott ‘Fine’ With Phil Kessel Suspension, Says Leafs Forward Was Just Protecting Himself

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...

Phil Kessel gifs are awesome

Super late on this, but these two gifs are just the best, and need to be celebrated:    

NHL Hands Down Suspensions To Maple Leafs

(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 […]

NHL Contract and Injury News Update: September 27th 2013

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...

Brooks: Rangers, Stepan likely to reach a contract agreement shortly

The Maple Leafs re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Cody Franson earlier this morning, and the New York Post's Larry Brooks reports that the remaining marquee RFA on the market, Derek Stepan, may re-sign with the New York Rangers shortly: The stalemate between the Rangers and Derek Stepan appears to be coming to an end, with talks between the club and its presumptive...
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