This is great experience for Franson. And he doesn't have to be paired with Parent on the ice for them to get some time to know each other better. They've already been through Preds rookie and training camps and they'll likely go through the AHL at just about the same time as well.
Excellent, excellent prospects for the Predators on defense. All of that drafting is really paying off. Weber, Suter, Hamhuis are all very comfortable on the NHL level, Klein's just about ready to make the jump, and Parent and Franson aren't far behind. Then you add in the D prospects in college and Europe - some of these young defensemen may end up being very tasty trade-bait because the Predators aren't going to have space on the blueline for all of them.