Cody Franson D TOR 3 Days

Franson picked up his 20th point of the season Thursday when he tallied an assist in a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes.

He's scoring and playing very physical hockey -- he has 90 hits in 30 games this season. Just beware that shooting percentage -- it's sitting at 10.4 percent, but his career mark is 6.1. There will be some regression, but he'll still deliver solid numbers for fantasy owners going forward.

Cody Franson D TOR 7 Days

Franson picked up his first points in six games in Sunday's shootout win over Los Angeles. He scored a goal and added an assist. The helper came on the power play.

He also delivered seven hits and five blocked shots. His 19 points lead all Leafs' blueliners.

Cody Franson D TOR 1 Month

Franson stretched his point streak to eight games and 10 points after he delivered an assist in Tuesday's 9-2 loss to Nashville. Remarkably, he was one of just two Toronto players to finish with an even rating on the game.

It wasn't like he only played a few shifts -- he was out there for almost 18 minutes. His streak (two goals, eight assists) is just about as good as it gets this season. Use him well.

Cody Franson D TOR 1 Month

Franson's point streak stands at seven games and nine points, including seven assists, after he picked up an assist in Saturday's loss to Buffalo.

Wow -- that makes 12 points in 16 games. Test the trade waters immediately. He can't keep up this pace and he's not a 50-point defender. But a Leaf fan in your league might think he's the second-coming of Borje Salming.

Cody Franson D TOR 1 Month

Franson's two assists Wednesday stretch his current point streak to five games and seven points, including six assists.

He has 10 points in 14 games and has been surprisingly productive this season. He's also blocking shots and laying hits, so he has multi-categorical value.

Cody Franson D TOR 2 Months

Franson collected an assist on the power play and another at even strength in Thursday's shootout loss to Colorado.

He's got three points in the last two games now and six in 11 games on the year, a more-than-respectable pace for fantasy purposes. Franson's recorded four of his points on the man advantage, but unlike last year, he's been able to keep his plus-minus on the positive side of the ledger so far this season despite a minus-1 on Thursday.

Cody Franson D TOR 2 Months

Franson scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's loss to the Coyotes.

He has just four points in 10 games this season; it was his first goal in nine games and just his second point in that same span. His value is limited right now, although he's delivering lots of hits for those of you in deeper specialty formats.

Cody Franson D TOR 2 Months

Franson (knee) returned to action Sunday against the Rangers, contributing a goal and assist in the 6-3 victory.

Franson made his presence felt right from the get-go, staking the Leafs to a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal 7:45 into the first period. The blueliner had missed the Leafs' first two games of the season while nursing a knee injury, but as Sunday's performance revealed, everything looks to be sound on the health front.

Cody Franson D TOR 2 Months

Though he was activated from injured reserve earlier in the day, Franson (knee) didn't take part in pregame warmups and looks prepared to sit out Saturday against the Penguins, David Alter of Sportsnet reports.

Franson's participation in morning skate and subsequent activation seemed to signal that the blueliner was ready for a return, but it appears coach Randy Carlyle will take the cautious approach and sit him out for one more game. Stuart Percy will remain in for the Leafs on defense, but it Franson could be ready to take his spot Sunday versus the Rangers.

Cody Franson D TOR 2 Months

Franson (knee) was activated from injured reserve Saturday and appears likely to suit up against the Penguins, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.

Coach Randy Carlyle said after Franson took part in morning skate that the defenseman would only be an option to play Saturday, but the Leafs likely wouldn't activate him from IR if they didn't plan on using him. Franson, who missed the team's first two games while dealing with the knee injury, is expected to pair up with Morgan Rielly.