Maple Leafs D Franson signs with Swedish club
GAVLE, Sweden -- Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson has signed a one-year contract to play in the Swedish league, regardless of whether the NHL lockout is resolved.
Defending Swedish champion Brynas said Monday that Franson, who was a free agent, is committed to playing in the Elite League for the entire season.
The Swedish league has said its teams cannot sign NHL players to short-term contracts that last only for the duration of the lockout, although the country's second ...
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