Report: Cody Franson Close To Signing With Sabres On Two-Year Contract

Cody Franson being unsigned in September was a major surprise to just about everyone in hockey, but it appears the 28-year-old defenseman is on the verge of signing with the Buffalo Sabres.

UPDATE (8:50 a.m. ET): Here’s the latest from Bob McKenzie. [tweet https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/641956005128052736 align=”center”]

ORIGINAL STORY: TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday that Franson was in Buffalo and “expected to finalize” a two-year contract with the Sabres worth $3.3 million per season.

On paper, it’s a great fit for Franson, who likely would receive a ton of playing time as a top-pairing defenseman on an improving, but also rebuilding Sabres club.

Franson started last season with the Toronto Maple Leafs before being dealt to the Nashville Predators a few weeks before the NHL trade deadline. He set a career-high 36 points in 78 games between the two teams.

Thumbnail photo via Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports Images

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