You're correct. He's looking for his 800th career AHL point.
Quite the milestone. Most people who can put up those kind of numbers find their way to the NHL.
If I were that type of player in the AHL I would probably look for a job in the KHL. A hockey player never knows when their career could end; if he were able to put numbers up in the KHL he could make way more money.
I too don't think Franson would return next season, and to be honest I want no part of him. It's about time leafs fans and the management raised their bars in terms of defensemen.
Franson is young, and pretty good... I think he's still got lots to give. He's got the best shot (for a defenseman) on the Leafs IMO. Very accurate, and he shoots low so produces a lot of rebounds. Obv. Dion has the harder shot, but missing the net as often as he does kills the play.