Franson has been exposed to the Vegas expansion draft, theScore reports.
The soon-to-be 30-year-old has failed to turn many heads in his first two seasons in Buffalo, posting totals of 17 and 19 points. Franson does, however, have four seasons of between 29 and 36 points under his belt (Nashville and Toronto), so it's conceivable that he could get back to the 30-plus point plateau -- which is no small feat for a defenseman -- in the right situation. It's also worth noting that he'll be an unrestricted free agent come July, so if Vegas wishes to select him in the expansion draft on June 21, it'll get three days of exclusive negotiating rights to try to bang out a deal before his UFA status kicks in.
Franson (upper body) will rejoin the lineup Monday against the Maple Leafs, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet reports.
Franson has finally returned to full health after missing each of the last six contests due to the upper-body issue. The blueliner does present some appeal in daily formats, but doesn't produce enough to be worthy of ownership in the vast majority of season-long formats. He should slot back into the pairings Monday, though it's unclear who will come out in his place at this point.
Franson (upper body) will not dress for Sunday's game against the Islanders.
Franson returned to practice Thursday, but will miss at least one more contest due to the upper body issue. The blueliner provides a bit of offense for the club (19 points in 65 games), but not enough to be worthy of fantasy ownership in the vast majority of leagues. His next chance to rejoin the action comes Monday, but the team should update his status again when he's healthy and ready to play.
Franson (upper body) was back on the ice Thursday, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
Franson has missed five games due to injury, and looks like he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Islanders after a long four-day break. The veteran rearguard has just 19 points in 65 games this season, and just two points on the power play, a paltry total for a guy who was signed to bolster Buffalo's special teams. He's in the final year of a two-year contract and is unlikely to be retained by the team given his mediocre production and injury history. He has minimal value in most fantasy leagues.
Franson (undisclosed) is not in the lineup for Tuesday night's game in Columbus.
Franson misses his fifth consecutive contest and the team has not established any sort of timetable for his return as of yet. Brady Austin could continue to see extended looks while Franson and Taylor Fedun (undisclosed) remain sidelined.