KHL's Avangard Omsk signs Franson to 2-year deal

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Cody Franson became the latest former NHLer to land at Avangard Omsk on Wednesday.

The defenseman agreed to a two-year contract with the KHL club, the league announced.

Franson split last season between the Chicago Blackhawks and their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, contributing seven points in 23 NHL games and racking up 28 points in 37 AHL regular-season contests.

He added six goals and 13 points in 13 playoff games for the IceHogs in the spring, helping them reach the Western Conference Final.

The 31-year-old played for the Blackhawks, Sabres, Predators, and Maple Leafs over parts of the last nine seasons.

He joins forward Kris Versteeg and defenseman Alexei Emelin, who signed deals of their own with Avangard within the last week. The team also includes former NHL forwards David Desharnais and Max Talbot.

KHL's Avangard Omsk signs Franson to 2-year deal
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