Pro Hockey Talk "One of the biggest fish left in free agency says more than a few lines have been cast his way. Cody Franson, the 27-year-old UFA defenseman that’s still yet to sign, says he’s been speaking with five or six teams about possibly signing — a group that includes the Boston Bruins. “With the..." July 21
TSN "Leading up to the open of free agency on Wednesday, Cody Franson has heard from a number of interested teams. According to a report from ProHockeyTalk, that number is at a half dozen one day before he can sign. “Pending unrestricted free agent Cody Franson has spoken with “half a dozen” teams,..." June 30
Pro Hockey Talk "GM David Poile met with reporters today in the wake of Nashville’s first-round playoff elimination to Chicago and, in doing so, admitted his big trade deadline move — acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from Toronto — simply didn’t work out. Franson, a pending UFA, was a major..." April 28
TSN "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Sunday that the team has acquired defenceman Cody Franson and forward Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Nashville’s first-round selection in the 2015 Draft, and forwards Brendan..." February 16
#Leafs' Franson on scratching of Clarkson: "Definitely when stuff like that happens, it makes everybody snap to attention a little bit."
Nichols on Hockey "“In terms of the interest and activity leading toward a trade, yeah, I think it’s there. And we’re going to hear more about Cody Franson and the interest that teams have in him in the days and weeks ahead. I mean, that’s obvious because he’s a pending unrestricted free agent. He’s a big..." January 27
SB Nation "The media wants to know and Cody Franson had the answer. Tensions are high in Toronto. After falling to the Buffalo Sabres 6-2 on Saturday, the Maple Leafs followed up the performance with a 9-2 loss to the Nashville Predators on Tuesday." November 19
Randy Carlyle thinks Cody Franson is more likely to be an option for Sunday, not Saturday.
Toronto Sun "When Cody Franson crashed hard into the Air Canada Centre end boards on Sunday night, he thought his kneecap was shattered. And with it, hopes for a better season on the Leafs blue line. On Wednesday, however, the big defenceman said he is still hoping to be in the lineup for opening night next..." October 02
Edmonton Journal "My take Franson, 26, is 6-feet, 5-inches and 213 pounds. He shoots right and almost always plays the right side, a position where the Oilers already have Jeff Petry, Justin Schultz and Mark Fayne. Franson should be heading into the peak years of his NHL career. His coach trusted him with..." July 22
CBS Sports "Defenseman Cody Franson and the Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration with a last-minute agreement. The Leafs extended Franson a one-year deal at $3.3 million, thus rendering Monday's scheduled arbitration hearing needless according to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. This is the third..." July 21
Leafs have trade offers on the table for Franson. So far, none acceptable. Preference is to re-sign him.
Nazem Kadri back at practice today centering top line. Cody Franson also practicing once more.
Cody Franson says he's good to play tomorrow.
No Cody Franson for the Leafs tonight.
Toronto Sun "After grading his team an F in a few areas on Monday night, Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle could be putting the Mark Fraser-Cody Franson blueline tandem back togther. The pair was a big part of last year's playoff drive in the 48-game season, but were broken up when Fraser's skull was cracked..." November 27
Toronto Sun "Black threads of stitches were dangling from the bridge of Cody Franson’s nose on Saturday but he played more than 20 minutes without a full visor after Thursday’s dangerous episode in Nashville. After passing a puck in tight quarters the Leafs defenceman had no time to extend his hands and..." October 14
TSN "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..." September 26
Toronto Sun "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..." September 26
Toronto Star "The Toronto Maple Leafs and defenceman Cody Franson remain at loggerheads over a new contract. Franson a restricted free agent has not reported to Leafs camp hoping to convince the team to sign him to a one-year deal. The team wants Franson to sign a multi-year deal. “I just think with the..." September 18
Sportsnet "And then there was one. With the Nazem Kadri deal behind him Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis must turn his attention to restricted free agent Cody Franson. The unsigned Franson who did not attend the opening of training camp Wednesday has adjusted his negotiating tactic with the..." September 12
With Kadri signed TOR focus turns to RFA D Cody Franson but there's been no progress/movement on that front.
TSN "When training camp begins this September Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis fully expects his remaining two restricted free agents - forward Nazem Kadri and defenceman Cody Franson - to be there. For that to happen though Nonis might need to get creative. The Maple Leafs have under $5..." August 19
Edmonton Journal "According to TSN’s Darren Dreger the Toronto Maple Leafs may consider moving defenceman Cody Franson a restricted free agent looking at a major payday. The Leafs still have significant room under the NHL salary cap – according to capgeek.com with 20 players under contract the Leafs have just..." July 29
CBS Sports "The Toronto Maple Leafs are feeling the heat of the salary cap with a little more than $6 million of free space to sign restricted free agents Nazem Kadri Mark Fraser (who filed arbitration) and Cody Franson. It doesn't look like there's going to be enough money to spare to re-sign all three of..." July 26
Franson says he'll be fine. Foot is very sore but believe he can just ice it and rest over next two days.