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Maple Leafs sign Cody Franson, avoid arbitration
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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson shoots against the Detroit Red Wings in the third period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Detroit won 3-2. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
July 21, 2014, 11:46 am

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration, with the defenseman signing a $3.3 million, one-year contract.

This is the third straight one-year deal for Franson, who missed most of training camp last season after a contract dispute.

The 26-year-old player is getting a raise from his $2 million contract in 2013-14, when he led all Toronto defensemen with 33 points.

Franson has 28 goals and 105 assists in 333 career NHL games. He was a third-round pick of the Nashville Predators in 2005.

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