Maple Leafs, D Franson agree to 1-year deal

Updated: September 26, 2013, 9:07 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have resolved their contract dispute with Cody Franson, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with the defenseman.

Franson, 26, had four goals and 25 assists during a career year in 2013. He is expected to play top-four minutes this season.

"Franny's back!" center Nazem Kadri wrote on his Twitter account.

The signing puts the Maple Leafs in a salary-cap crunch, especially because right wing David Clarkson is suspended for the first 10 games of the regular season.


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