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Johan Franzen | Winger

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 232
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Johan Franzen (concussion) didn't take part in Monday's practice.
He doesn't have a timetable for his return. Franzen has missed the last seven games with a concussion. Jan 27 - 8:23 AM

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Johan Franzen is still suffering from headaches following a blindside hit to the head in a January 6th game against Edmonton.

That's not good news as it means that Franzen is not close to skating at this time. "We have to wait until the athlete feels pretty good for three or four or five days in a row and then you gotta put him on the ice for three or four days in a row," Detroit GM Ken Holland said of Franzen. "He hasn't had enough days in a row where he feels good to even consider practicing." Don't count on Franzen helping you out anytime soon.
Jan 17 - 10:08 AM

Look for Johan Franzen to likely miss a minimum of a week due to an upper-body injury.

The Red Wings are not saying Franzen sustained a concussion at this point, but the signs seem to be pointing to one. Keep him on reserve until further notice.
Jan 10 - 10:03 AM

Johan Franzen (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

He finished Tuesday's game after taking a hit to his head area, but he wasn't available for Wednesday's match against Calgary. Franzen missed time last season with a concussion, so word that he's on injured reserve is a bit concerning. We'll keep you posted on his status as more updates become available.
Jan 8 - 5:18 PM

Johan Franzen (upper body) felt ill on the flight to Calgary and he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.

He was hit near the head area Tuesday by Edmonton's Rob Klinkhammer, but he didn't miss a shift in that game. Franzen was unable to dress on Wednesday night.
Jan 8 - 10:37 AM

Johan Franzen will not be in the lineup for Detroit on Wednesday against Calgary.

Franzen is out with what is being called an upper-body injury. Dan Cleary will take his place. Franzen did take a hit in the third period of yesterday's game with Edmonton but did finish the game so it's unlikely to be that serious. We will update you when we know more.
Jan 7 - 9:21 PM

Johan Franzen had two helpers in Detroit's 3-1 win over New Jersey.

Franzen and Gustav Nyquist picked up two assists each on goals by Darren Helm. He has 22 points in 31 games this campaign.
Jan 1 - 10:06 AM

Johan Franzen (illness) was back on the ice Thursday and he expects to play Friday.

"At the beginning of this week," Franzen said, "I just felt really, really awful. Like no energy, nothing. I figured I needed a couple of days off to get healthy. I've been battling stuff for the last three weeks. Enough was enough. Just needed to get rid of it." His flu-like symptoms may have contributed to his recent 12-game goalless slump and his minus-9 rating during that span. Franzen skated with Riley Sheahan and Tomas Jurco during Thursday's session.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Johan Franzen (flu) should be back in the lineup on Friday.

He missed Tuesday's shootout loss to Columbus because he was under the weather.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Johan Franzen (illness) will miss Tuesday's game.

Franzen also missed Monday's practice due to the disease. The Red Wings were initially optimistic that he would still be able to play Tuesday, but he needs more time to recover. The return of Justin Abdelkader will help counteract the loss of Franzen. Tomas Jurco is likely to move off the top line with Abdelkader's return, but he might occupy Franzen's spot on a line with Riley Sheahan and Daniel Cleary instead.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Johan Franzen didn't practice on Monday due to an illness.

The good news is that Franzen isn't the latest victim of the NHL's mumps outbreak. Franzen is still probable for Tuesday's game.
Mon, Dec 15, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Johan Franzen will play alongside Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk on Tuesday.

Justin Abdelkader normally occupies that spot, but he's dealing with the flu and a shoulder injury. Franzen has six goals and 15 points in 18 games this season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:28:00 PM

The Detroit Red Wings' top line of Gustav Nyquist, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen struggled mightily in Saturday's loss to Toronto.

All three players were held pointless and they combined to be minus-9 on the night. It was just a blip on the radar for the top line. "Their line wasn't as good the last couple of games," Mike Babcock said. "You play 82 games and you go through a lot of ups and downs. They usually don't give up any goals but tonight they did."
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 10:41:00 AM

The Detroit Red Wings have been happy with the play of Johan Franzen, who is on a five-game point streak.

"When his legs are going, he's an ultra-effective player," coach Mike Babcock said. "When he's standing around watching, he's just like the rest of us, not quite as good."
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 11:20:00 AM

Johan Franzen notched a goal and an assist in Detroit's 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday.

He has recorded two goals and four assists during a four-game point streak. Franzen has been hot since returning to the lineup earlier this month from a groin injury. The marker was also his 184th career goal, which ties him with Sid Abel for 18th in Wings history.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Stephen Weiss
3Darren Helm
4Riley Sheahan
5Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Daniel Cleary
4Drew Miller
RW1Johan Franzen
2Gustav Nyquist
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Brendan Smith
5Kyle Quincey
6Jakub Kindl
7Alexei Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek
3Thomas McCollum