Coach Dan Bylsma indicated Friday that Cody Franson (concussion) will likely miss the remainder of the 2015-16 season, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.
If that's the case, the blueliner will finish having collected 17 points (four goals, 13 assists) over 59 games before the mid-February neck/head issue that has held him out since. The Buffalo Sabres continue to roll with Carlo Colaiacovo and Casey Nelson as the no. 6 blueliner options, but Franson would return in the last season of his two -year deal in 2016-17.
Cody Franson (concussion) is still being kept off the ice and away from workouts, reports The Buffalo News.
Franson has just 17 points in 59 games this season after being signed to provide some offense on the power play. He has not played since mid-February and his return before the end of the season seems unlikely. The Buffalo Sabres have Carlo Colaiacovo and recent signee Casey Nelson rotating in the No. 6 spot, which means they won't be hurrying Franson's return.
Franson has been out of the lineup since mid-February and his odds of returning before the end of the season get slimmer with each passing day. Expect Carlo Colaiacovo to continue to play in Franson's absence. Signed this past summer to help on the man advantage, Franson has just seven power-play points on the season, while Rasmus Ristolainen has emerged as the undisputed quarterback.
Franson has not played since mid-February, and considering he's serving in a third-pairing role for most of the season, there's been no rush to his recovery. There is no timetable for his return.
Coach Dan Bylsma indicated Monday that things have "gone the wrong way for him (
It appears Franson may still be a little ways from returning to the ice and will miss his sixth straight game, though coach Bylsma didn't place a timetable on him. The blueliner makes an okay daily fantasy option when healthy (17 points, 92 shots on goal), but remains a fringe player in most season-long formats. Expect another update on him when he's set to rejoin the lineup.