Franzen will miss his fifth straight game on Wednesday and he is hopeful that he will be back by Sunday, but did not rule out his potential return on Friday vs. Los Angeles. Franzen has two goals and three assists in four games and will provide a boost to the Red Wings top-6, but it will likely spell the end of Andrej Nestrasil's run with the Red Wings.
Franzen (groin) might not be ready for the weekend.
Franzen tried to skate at 100 percent this mooring but said "it didn't feel great" after practice. He aded that he is not optimistic he will be back by the weekend, but continue to monitor this wingers status as the week progresses.
Franzen is on the ice for the Red Wings' practice, but he is skating as an extra which means he will not be in the lineup for a fifth straight game. With Franzen out, Andrej Nestrasil is still with the team.
Franzen missed Saturday's game with leg spasms and will miss at least two more games, but should be eligible to return on Saturday vs. the Flyers. His movement to IR allows the Red Wings to activate Pavel Datsyuk from IR without sending anyone down.
Franzen missed Saturday's win over the Maple Leafs with leg spasms and he is not on the ice this morning, which suggests that he will likely miss Tuesday's clash with the Habs as well. With Franzen sidelined, Justin Abdelkader will remain on the Red Wings' top line with Stephen Weiss skating on the third line (unless Pavel Datsyuk returns).
Franzen (leg) is on the ice for warmups but not taking part in warmups; not expected to play.
Franzen had leg spasms last night that forced him from the game vs. Toronto and it looks like it will keep him out of the lineup tonight. Justin Abdelkader will skate with Henrik Zetterberg and Gustav Nyquist while Stephen Weiss will make his season debut.
Franzen continues to sizzle after returning from concussion.
Franzen missed 23 of 24 games with concussion-like symptoms, but has been on fire since returning to the Red Wings lineup on Feb 26. He has six goals, five assists (11 points) and plus-6 rating in five games. Franzen has also shown instant chemistry with recently acquired centre David Legwand. which is big for the Red Wings playoff push.
Franzen (concussion) will be a game-time decision tonight.
Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock says he thinks that Franzen is good-to-go, but he will wait until pre-game warmups to determine whether he is in or not. If he does play, he will skate on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi.
Franzen (concussion) will play tonight, barring a setback at the morning skate.
Franzen was medically cleared to play on Tuesday, but GM Ken Hollland confirmed that he will play vs. the Canadiens, unless something unforeseen happens in the morning skate. Franzen has missed 23 of the last 24 games and will be vital to the Red Wings success down the stretch.
Franzen (concussion) has been cleared to play, but a decision will be made after Wednesday's morning skate.
Franzen has missed 23 of the last 24 games. Head coach Mike Babcock will evaluate his lineup tomorrow morning and an update on Franzen will be released following the morning skate. Franzen has nine goals and 14 assists (23 points) in 31 games this season.
Franzen (concussion) said he believes he will be ready to play on Wednesday.
Franzen has missed 23 of the last 24 games with a concussion. He returned for a single game on January 26 vs. Florida, but missed the next six games with lingering concussion-like symptoms. Getting Franzen back would be huge for the Red Wings who will be without Henrik Zetterberg for the next eight weeks.
Franzen will not go to Sochi with Team Sweden because of concussion symptoms.
This is bad news for Sweden, but good news for the Red Wings and Franzen owners. This gives Franzen an extra couple of weeks to recover from his lingering concussion symptoms. He will likely be good-to-go following the Olympic break.