Report: Maple Leafs unwilling to meet Franson's salary demands, trade likely
Add Cody Franson's name to the list of defenseman likely to be made available prior to the NHL's March 2 trade deadline.
If the defenseman appears likely to explore his options as a free agent in lieu of re-signing with the club, he's expected to be dealt. He could fetch a nice return considering the demand for right-handed defenseman.
Franson, 27, leads the team in points by a defenseman with six goals and 23 assists in 46 games, contributing 14 points on the man advantage.