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Cody Franson

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2015-16 NHL Stats

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26

2015-16 NHL Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The biggest name left on the unrestricted free agent market after the dust settled, Franson finally landed a two-year deal with the Sabres a week before training camp opened in September. Though he struggled after coming over to Nashville following his February trade from To...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Concussion    EST. RETURN:  9/1/2016
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 234   DOB: 8/8/1987
BORN: Sicamous, British Columbia   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd, #79 Overall in 2005   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cody Franson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $6.65 million contract with the Sabres in September 2015.

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Coach Dan Bylsma indicated Friday that Franson (concussion) will likely miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Cody Franson NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2009-10 22 61 6 15 21 15 16 90 6.7 3 0 14:12 1 5 6 1:58 55 53
2010-11 23 NHL NSH 80 8 21 29 10 30 156 5.1 2 0 15:11 2 4 6 2:15 81 52
2011-12 24 NHL TOR 57 5 16 21 -1 22 65 7.7 0 0 16:11 2 5 7 1:31 102 53
2012-13 25 NHL TOR 45 4 25 29 4 8 70 5.7 0 0 18:47 3 10 13 3:21 124 59
2013-14 26 NHL TOR 79 5 28 33 -20 30 115 4.3 0 0 20:41 1 17 18 2:55 282 111
2014-15 27 NHL NSH 23 1 3 4 0 2 35 2.9 0 0 15:25 1 1 2 1:30 24 23
2014-15 27 NHL TOR 55 6 26 32 -7 26 92 6.5 0 0 21:23 4 11 15 3:06 153 109
2015-16 28 NHL BUF 59 4 13 17 -5 26 92 4.3 1 0 16:50 1 6 7 2:08 61 56
2015-16 Proj 28 NHL BUF 78 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Cody Franson

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#5 Right Defenseman

2015-16 Time On Ice Stats

16:50

Average Time On Ice

On average, Cody Franson was on the ice for 16:50.

2:08

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Cody Franson was on the ice for 2:08 during power plays.

0:45

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Cody Franson was on the ice for 0:45 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 15:25 1:30 0:47
2014-15 21:23 3:06 2:00
2015-16 16:50 2:08 0:45

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2015-16 NHL Game Log   Cody Franson
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 9 @NYI Did Not Play
Apr 8 CLM Did Not Play
Apr 5 @NJD Did Not Play
Apr 2 @NYR Did Not Play
Mar 31 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 29 @PIT Did Not Play
Mar 28 @DET Did Not Play
Mar 26 WPG Did Not Play
Mar 22 @CAR Did Not Play
Mar 19 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 18 OTT Did Not Play
Mar 16 MON Did Not Play
Mar 12 CAR Did Not Play
Mar 10 @MON Did Not Play
Mar 8 NYR Did Not Play
Mar 7 @TOR Did Not Play
Mar 5 MIN Did Not Play
Mar 3 CGY Did Not Play
Mar 1 EDM Did Not Play
Feb 27 @LOS Did Not Play
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Feb 26 @SAN Did Not Play
Feb 24 @ANA Did Not Play
Feb 21 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 19 @CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 8:41 0:00
Feb 16 @OTT 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 15:12 0:00
Feb 14 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:05 2:12
Feb 12 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 1 14:14 1:38
Feb 11 @PHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 18:41 3:22
Feb 9 FLA 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:16 1:26
Feb 6 @BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:07 2:00
Feb 4 BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:49 2:28
Feb 3 @MON 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:32 1:28
Jan 26 @OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 3 15:16 0:42
Jan 25 @NYR 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:08 0:49
Jan 22 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 16:21 0:41
Jan 20 @COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:42 0:06
Jan 18 @ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 13:04 0:26
Jan 16 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 1 1 15:14 4:42
Jan 15 BOS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:22 0:55
Jan 12 @MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 16:10 1:56
Jan 10 @WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 14:58 0:50
Jan 8 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 17:30 0:49
Jan 5 FLA 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:49 2:23
Jan 2 DET 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 2 15:00 3:05
Dec 31 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 12:34 1:07
Dec 30 @WAS 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 15:17 1:53
Dec 28 WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 16:14 2:35
Dec 26 @BOS 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 2 15:28 1:10
Dec 19 CHI 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 3 16:03 1:08
Dec 17 ANA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 16:51 2:45
Dec 15 NJD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:35 2:09
Dec 14 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 3 16:37 2:14
Dec 12 LOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:10 1:07
Dec 10 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 1 16:40 2:00
Dec 7 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 3 17:10 0:52
Dec 6 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:40 4:05
Dec 4 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 15:56 1:36
Dec 1 @DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 2 17:21 2:12
Nov 28 @NAS 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:20 3:04
Nov 27 CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:20 0:46
Nov 25 NAS 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 16:50 1:41
Nov 23 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 18:30 3:15
Nov 21 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 21:05 3:11
Nov 19 @STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 15:59 2:53
Nov 17 DAL 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 0 2 17:35 3:19
Nov 14 SAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:04 2:03
Nov 12 @FLA 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 17:59 0:57
Nov 10 @TAM 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 50.0 0 2 16:38 2:50
Nov 7 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 19:56 2:18
Nov 5 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 21:27 2:07
Nov 1 @NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 19:37 0:00
Oct 30 PHI 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 1 20:47 5:06
Oct 29 @PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 2 19:49 2:47
Oct 27 @PHI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 18:29 1:52
Oct 24 NJD 0 1 1 -1 2 0 1 0 3 0.0 2 1 20:34 4:08
Oct 23 MON 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 20:40 2:46
Oct 21 TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 3 22:32 4:46
Oct 17 @TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 0 20:27 2:52
Oct 15 @FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 20:50 4:48
Oct 12 CLM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 21:05 6:01
Oct 10 TAM 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 16:36 1:45
Oct 8 OTT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 20:28 1:55

Cody Franson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Franson (concussion) is still being kept off the ice and away from workouts, reports The Buffalo News.

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Franson is in a "holding pattern" and there is still no timetable for his return.

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Franson's neck injury will keep him sidelined for the foreseeable future, reports The Buffalo News.

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Coach Dan Bylsma indicated Monday that things have "gone the wrong way" for Franson, who's "dealing with a strained neck and some other issues," John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Franson (neck) will not play Tuesday against the Oilers.

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Franson (neck) will not play Saturday against the Kings, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Franson (neck) will not play Friday versus the Sharks, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Franson (neck) will miss Wednesday's tilt in Anaheim, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Franson (neck) will join his teammates as they prepare to travel to Anaheim for Wednesday's game against the Ducks.

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Franson (neck) won't play Sunday against the Penguins, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Franson has been ruled out of the remainder of Friday's game against the Blue Jackets with an undisclosed injury, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Franson collected two helpers in Wednesday's 4-2 win over Montreal. He also skated to a plus-2.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Franson would have been on a short flight to Montreal had Josh Georges OK'd a trade to Toronto. Instead, he avoided arbitration with a last-minute, one-year deal with the Leafs and he'll apparently be in camp come September barring another trade. He set a career-best in points (33) last season and had 28 assists, 17 of which came with the man advantage. He probably won't be on the Leafs' first unit this season - they're going to experiment with Jake Gardiner up there to start, but that won't stop Franson from controlling unit two and setting another new career high in points. Slow feet don't matter in fantasy. He should be a top-40 guy in standard 12-team formats.

2013-14

Franson led the Leafs' blue line in scoring last season and is in for a huge raise this year. But do the Leafs have room for his salary? He's a Randy Carlyle kind of player, so he'll continue to grow his game if the Buds can find a way to fit him under the cap. But can he translate his 29 points last season into the 50-plus it would have been over a full 82? Probably not, but 40-45 points and close to 200 hits are surely within reach.

2012-13

Once upon a time, Franson was a can't miss prospect who had it all -- hockey smarts, booming slap shot and an outstanding first pass. And then along came a trade to Toronto and the bottom just fell out for him. His poor foot speed and questionable gap control were exposed in an up-tempo environment, and he found himself stapled to the bench -- or a healthy scratch -- far too often. Still, he's just 25 and he can resurrect his career ... just not in Toronto. Count on 30-points max in blue and white. Adjust your cheat sheets accordingly.

2011-12

Franson is either a future star on the blue line or the next Andy Delmore. We know that comp hurts but it had to be said. As much as we love his smooth passing and nasty slapper, Franson often gets himself out-smarted and out-positioned in the defensive zone by speedy, skilled forwards. Hence the Delmore chirp. Still, thereís a whole lot of stud in this guy if the Leafs can pair him with a responsible veteran who can teach him how to compensate for a few of those shortcomings. Thatís what will ultimately help him eliminate those Delmore comps. And help him hit the 50-point plateau in the next three years.

2010-11

Franson averaged just over 14 minutes per game last season as the Preds' sixth defenseman, but was very productive scoring-wise with 21 points (6G, 15A) in 61 games. He also ranked third among the team's blueliners in power play minutes per game (1:58). With the recent departure of fellow blueliner Dan Hamhuis, there may be an opportunity for Franson to see more ice time this coming season. He'd be a nice late-round sleeper selection in deeper fantasy formats.

2008-09

Franson's is a prospect blueliner on the rise, and one to watch in the upcoming season. He is a monster at 6-5 and 205 pounds, and his skating is more than adequate for a player of his size. Franson made his AHL debut with a bang last season at Milwaukee, posting 11 goals and 25 assists in 76 games. He's poised for another great season with the Admrials in 2008-09, and we wonder how much longer the Preds can keep him in the farm system.

2007-08

Franson's stock has risen greatly since he was selected in the third round by Nashville in the 2005 draft. Franson is a monster at 6-5 and 215, and his skating is more than adequate for a player of his size. After picking up just 13 points in his first season in the WHL two years ago, Franson had 55 points in 71 games in 2005 and 51 points in 59 games this past season. Franson is currently the top defensive prospect in the Nashville system.

2006-07

Franson was drafted in round 3 of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (selection #79). He was named the WHL's defenseman of the year in 2007 after a 51-point campaign in just 59 games. He will likely be playing for Milwaukee of the AHL in 2007-08.