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Cody Franson has inked a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Franson had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Monday, so the two sides agreed to terms just under the wire. The deal represents a substantial raise over his previous one-year, $2 million deal. He had five goals and 33 points in 79 games in 2013-14.

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Well-connected hockey insider Josh Rimer has tweeted that the Toronto Maple Leafs and defenseman Cody Franson are close to agreeing on a contract and may be able to avoid Monday's scheduled salary-arbitration hearing.

Reports surfaced Saturday that the Leafs and Franson were far apart and that a hearing seemed likely. There was a big difference in the salary figures the sides were obligated to submit. Franson submitted a salary of $4.2 million while the Leafs suggested in their submission that Franson should be paid $2 million next season. Franson scored five goals and collected 33 points in 79 games last season.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson are far apart in what they believe the defenseman should be paid.

Franson's salary arbitration hearing against the Maple Leafs is scheduled for Monday but there's a big difference in the submissions the sides have made to the scheduled arbitrator. Franson believes he should be paid $4.2 million while the Leafs believe he should be paid $2 million. That difference of $2.2 million means a hearing could get ugly. Last season, Franson had five goals and 33 points in 79 games. He had 29 points during the lockout-shortened 2013 season.

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Cody Franson is scheduled to have his arbitration hearing on July 21.

Franson earned $2 million in 2013-14. He scored five goals and 33 points in 79 games, but also finished with a minus-20 rating.

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Cody Franson has filed for salary arbitration.

His contract negotiations with the Leafs caused him to sit out most of training camp last year. Franson's name has surfaced in plenty of trade rumors this summer, so there's a chance he could be moved before his hearing.

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Cody Franson has arbitration rights if contract negotiations linger again with the Maple Leafs.

He missed most of training camp last year because of a contract dispute and ended up signing a one-year, $2 million deal. Unfortunately for Franson, he wasn't able to increase his value in 2013-14. He recorded five goals and 33 points in 79 games to go with an ugly minus-20 rating.

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According to TSN's Darren Dreger, the Maple Leafs have received trade offers for Cody Franson.

However, Toronto would prefer to get Franson, who will be a restricted free agent next month, signed to another contract. The Leafs don't think the offers they've received are sufficient enough either.

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Cody Franson is slated for restricted free agency this summer.

He signed a one-year deal with the Maple Leafs after he held out for most of training camp. He might end up being used as trade bait in the off-season. "As players, we can only control what we can control. The rest is up to the people upstairs," he said. "We've still got two games to pay and there will be lots of time for reflecting. There's some decisions that have to be made, but we'll worry about that after the season's done." Franson posted five goals and 33 points in 77 games this season.

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Cody Franson returned to action on Thursday March 13.

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Cody Franson hopes to return from his illness on Thursday night.

He isn't quite feeling 100 percent, but he could still end up dressing against Los Angeles. The Leafs could end up dressing seven defensmen, which they have done in several games this year.