Maple Leafs, D Franson agree to 1-year deal
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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