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AP Source: Blackhawks place defenseman Franson on waivers

AP Source: Blackhawks place defenseman Franson on waivers

A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Blackhawks have placed veteran defenseman Cody Franson on waivers.
Chicago Tribune Dec 29, 2017

Blackhawks put Artem Anisimov on IR, activate Cody Franson

The Blackhawks placed center Artem Anisimov on injured reserve Friday afternoon and activated defenseman Cody Franson before the team faced the Oilers in Edmonton. Anisimov left Thursday's 5-2 road loss to the Canucks during the first period and did not return. He is second on the team with 13...
Chicago Tribune Dec 20, 2017

Injured defensemen Cody Franson, Jan Rutta won't play Thursday against Stars

Cody Franson and Jan Rutta said they are healthy enough to play Thursday against the Stars in Dallas. But both Blackhawks defensemen will miss at least one more game, according to coach Joel Quenneville. Franson and Rutta practiced again Wednesday as they recover from upper-body injuries that have...
Chicago Tribune Dec 18, 2017

Joel Quenneville on the play of Patrick Sharp

Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on the play of Patrick Sharp and the status of Jan Rutta and Cody Franson. (Chris Hine/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Dec 18, 2017

Blackhawks reassign Ville Pokka to Rockford

The Blackhawks reassigned Ville Pokka to Rockford on Monday, the team announced. Pokka came up after both Cody Franson and Jan Rutta were injured recently, but did not play in a game. Franson and Rutta, who both have upper-body injuries, skated Sunday and both are close to returning Thursday against...
Chicago Tribune Dec 17, 2017

Jan Rutta, Cody Franson back practicing for Blackhawks

Being injured in the NHL can create conflicting emotions. On one hand, you want your team to perform well and win in your absence. On the other, you want to have your job back when you’re healthy, and that becomes less likely if the people who are replacing you are playing well. That’s the predicament...
Chicago Tribune Dec 16, 2017

Connor Murphy's versatility helping Blackhawks get through injuries on blue line

Blackhawks defenseman Connor Murphy has become used to life on the left side over the last month. With the team having a surplus of right-handed defensemen thanks to the emergence of Jan Rutta and Cody Franson, Murphy was the odd-man out and ended up switching to the left beside Brent Seabrook....
Chicago Tribune Dec 16, 2017

Sunday's matchup: Wild at Blackhawks

TV/radio: 6 p.m. Sunday, NBCSCH, WGN-AM 720. Storylines: The teams have split two meetings this season, with the Hawks falling 5-2 on Oct. 12 at home and winning 2-0 on Nov. 4 on the road. The Hawks will likely be without injured defensemen Cody Franson and Jan Rutta. Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk...

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