Leafs’ Franson asks for $4.2 million per year

Cody Franson. (Mark Blinch/CP)

With a salary arbitration meeting looming, Cody Franson has submitted a proposal in which the Toronto Maple Leafs would pay him $4.2 million per season.

The Leafs have offered the free-agent defenceman $2 million per season, and will meet Monday in an arbitration hearing.

Franson scored five goals and 33 points in 79 games with the Leafs last season.